The Reason for Roses

The Reason for Roses Deal brings three girls together in a small Alabama town in the late s and creates a richly textured world of relatives and friends a time filled with picnics and stately front porches with the

  • Title: The Reason for Roses
  • Author: Babs H. Deal
  • ISBN: 9780450021107
  • Page: 108
  • Format: None
  • Deal brings three girls together in a small Alabama town in the late 1930s and creates a richly textured world of relatives and friends, a time filled with picnics and stately front porches, with the agonies of adolescent love and the excitement of secrets shared over iced tea and strawberry ice cream For Spencer and her cousins, Brook and Raleigh, it was a time of crystaDeal brings three girls together in a small Alabama town in the late 1930s and creates a richly textured world of relatives and friends, a time filled with picnics and stately front porches, with the agonies of adolescent love and the excitement of secrets shared over iced tea and strawberry ice cream For Spencer and her cousins, Brook and Raleigh, it was a time of crystalizing hopes and dreams, in which the very air seemed quickened by the scent of the roses which grew so determinedly that year And as the three girls grew into woemn the lingering scent of that very special summer leaves its mark indelibly on each of their lives, though in very different ways.

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    About “Babs H. Deal

    • Babs H. Deal

      Babs H Deal is the author of than nine novels, including High Lonesome World and The Reason for Roses Her short stories have appeared in magazines and she was the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Award in 1967 for her novel, Fancy s Knell Mrs Dealhas the great gift of capturing a whole countryside and season in a few short sentences Nobody does that thing any better, wrote the New York Times, while the Nashville Tennessean added, her ability to create suspense and psychological interest, in her mastery of scene, tone, and characterization, Mrs Deal emerges as a major Southern writer Mrs Deal was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, and lived in Florida with her author husband, Borden Deal, and their three children.

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    • This is a melancholy look back by Spencer Howard at her girlhood in a small Alabama town not long before WWII, describing a tight-knit family that spent summers together. It is unclear how old Spencer is in this book, probably about 15, with her cousins about her age or several years older. Sadly, those relationships did not endure, and Spencer's children did not grow up knowing their cousins because the older members of the family that had kept it together passed away. I did not enjoy all the h [...]


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