Somerset (Hardcover)

By Leila Meacham

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455547388, 624pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 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 writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels "Roses," "Somerset," and "Tumbleweeds." For more information, please visit

Praise For Somerset

"Roses heralded as new Gone with the Wind."
-USA Today (praise for Roses)

"As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself."
-Booklist (praise for Roses)

"An enthralling stunner....A compelling saga with echoes of Gone with the
-Publishers Weekly (praise for Roses)

"It's been almost 30 years since the heyday of giant epics...but Meacham's
debut might bring them back. Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will
devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge."
-Library Journal (praise for Roses)