An Adirondack trapper and an Irish immigrant maid...a lonely war bride and a Mexican outlaw...a wild teenage girl and a rebellious street rodder...a wounded Vietnam veteran and a devoted nurse...a divorced mother and her halfbreed son. Against the backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains, with music keeping time, eight stories chronicle the history and lives of the Maguire family and those they love. Mature women will reminisce and younger women will experience what it was like to grow up in small town America in a bygone era. Each generation affects the next, each has its challenges, but the power of love and friendship sustains in loss and rejoices in laughter. Although written as independent stories, "Shades of Rosewood" is designed to be read in sequence, resulting in a novel.