By Leila Meacham

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9781455547395, 640pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

One hundred fifty years of Roses' Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the "black waxy" promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph-all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love "Roses" so much-are here in abundance.

About the Author
Leila Meacham is a former teacher and the author of the New York Times bestseller Roses. She graduated from the University of North Texas and lives with her husband in San Antonio.