Somerset by Leila Meacham audiobook

Somerset

By Leila Meacham
Read by Teresa DeBerry

Hachette Book Group 9781455547388

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478926344

Runtime: 22.08 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This prequel to Roses is as addictive as any soap opera, rife with misfortune, victory, greed, betrayal, love, war, friendship, and family dynamics. As sprawling and big as Texas itself, Meacham’s epic saga is perfect for readers who long for the ‘big books’ of the past. There are enough adventure, tears, and laughter alongside colorful history to keep readers engrossed and satisfied.” RT Book Reviews
“Bestselling author Meacham is back with a prequel to Roses that stands on its own as a sweeping historical saga, spanning the nineteenth century…Rich with American history and pitch-perfect storytelling, fans and new readers alike will find themselves absorbed in the family saga that Meacham has proven—once again—talented in telling.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers who made Roses a bestseller will jump at the chance to read this sprawling epic. Meacham succeeds in bringing early Texas to life in a character-driven novel, and fans of historical fiction and family sagas will appreciate her strong characters and vividly depicted historical setting.” Library Journal
Somerset has everything a compelling historical epic calls for: love and war, friendship and betrayal, opportunity and loss, and everything in between.” BookPage
“An appropriately big Texas saga by homegrown romance maven Meacham…Meacham’s fans—and she has many—will be glad for this prequel.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Leila Meacham

Author Bio: Leila Meacham

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.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 22.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English