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`Read Kindle ¹ 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 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 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 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 hints the author dropped about the sad outcomes for Spencer s cousins, which are eventually revealed While Spencer has a sense of humor, no one else appreciates it so the tone of the book is bittersweet, somewhat like the books set in England just prior to WWI.Like the Betsy Tacy books and Elswyth Thane novels I love so much, there are picnics and projects and secrets and squabbling and scavenger hunts, yet unlike those books I waited somewhat impatiently for something to happen summer ended Spencer implies that she, the normal one, survives because the memory of her grandmother s roses provides her with strength to deal with life s challenges, but it s not as if anyone in this family had any hardship At the end of the book, she reflects on the family home in Bellefonte and does not appear regretful that it was eventually turned into apartments I do not go there often, and it does not make me sadThe house that belonged to us belongs only to the past, which is mine also She may be able to subsist on her memories but I found her story very depressing sorry, Rowena