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Belva Plain (October 9, 1915 – October 12, 2010), née Offenberg, was a best-selling American author of mainstream fiction. She was born in New York City. Biography Belva Offenberg was a third-generation Jewish American who was raised in New York City. She graduated from Barnard College in 1939 with a degree in history. Plain lived in the Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey.Before breaking into publishing, Belva Plain wrote short stories for magazines while raising her three children. She sold her first story to Cosmopolitan at age 25 and "contributed several dozen to various women's magazines until she had three children in rapid succession." Her first novel, Evergreen, was published in 1978. It topped the New York Times Bestseller List for 41 weeks and was made into a TV miniseries. Evergreen followed the character Anna, "a feisty, redheaded Jewish immigrant girl from Poland in turn-of-the-century New York, whose family story continues through several decades and four more books.". The New York Times summed up her career Strong-willed women, many of them Jewish and red-haired as well, appear again and again in Ms. Plain’s fiction. Some of her novels use historical settings — “Crescent City,” published in 1984, was set in the Jewish community of Civil War-era New Orleans. Other books tell stories about contemporary issues, sometimes inspired by the headlines — divorce (“Promises”), adoption (“Blessings”), child sexual abuse (“The Carousel”) or babies accidentally switched at birth (“Daybreak”). All of them are full of passion, but there is very little explicit sex. At her death, there were over 30 million copies of her twenty-plus novels in print in 22 languages. Twenty-one of her novels appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Plain did not own a computer, and wrote all of her novels long-hand on a yellow pad. "A disciplined worker, she wrote for several hours in the morning five days a week. She produced a 500- or 600-page novel every year or so."Personal life Plain was married to her husband, Irving Plain, for more than forty years. He died in 1982. Bibliography Werner Family Saga Evergreen (1978) Golden Cup (1986) Tapestry (1988) Harvest (1990) Heartwood (2011)Novels Random Winds (1980) Eden Burning (1982) Crescent City (1984) Blessings (1989) Treasures (1992) Whispers (1993) Daybreak (1994) The Carousel (1995) Promises (1996) Secrecy (1997) Homecoming (1997) Legacy of Silence (1998) Fortune's Hand (1999) After the Fire (2000) Looking Back (2001) Her Father's House (2002) The Sight of the Stars (2003) Crossroads (2004)References External links Belva Plain Official Website Belva Plain at IMDb . Discover the Belva Plain popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Belva Plain books.

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The Golden Cup book summary, reviews and downlod

The Golden Cup

4.5/5$5.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The triumphant saga that began in Evergreen continuesA woman of hidden desires, Hennie De Rivera has none of the wealth enjoyed...

Le plus beau des mensonges book summary, reviews and downlod

Le plus beau des mensonges

0/5$10.99

En 1968, Donald Wolfe arrive seul à New York pour se lancer dans une brillante carrière d'avocat. Idéaliste, ambitieux, il rencontre la resplendissante Lillian et l'épouse rapidement. Tr...

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Crescent City

3.5/5$6.99

“Well written, fascinating, rich in plot and characters . . . presents [not only an interesting story, but] a portrait of the Jewish community in the 19th-century South.”—Newark ...

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Les diamants de l'hiver

0/5$7.99

Annette Byrne s'inquiète. Seule dans sa maison vide, elle redoute maintenant les conséquences de ce court moment d'inspiration où elle a écrit des lettres mensongères à chacun des sien...

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Et soudain le silence

0/5$9.99

Alarmés par l'étrange comportement de leur fille Tina - âgée de cinq ans -, Dan et Sally Grey décident de consulter le docteur Lisle, spécialiste des problèmes psychologiques de l'enf...

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A l'aube l'espoir se lève aussi

0/5$15.99

Quand un tragique coup du sort vient bouleverser le destin de deux familles que tout sépare. Magnifique leçon de courage, d'amour et d'espoir, la redécouverte de l'une des œuvres les plu...

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Les Mirages du destin

0/5$15.99

Avec ce rare talent de conteuse qui a fait d'elle une des stars de la littérature féminine mondiale, Belva Plain brosse le portrait d'un homme à la poursuite d'une chimère. Bouleversante...

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Treasures

4/5$7.99

A story of family... the Osbornes -- two sisters  and a brother -- united by family ties but split  apart by different dreams. Lara, the happy young  wife, long...

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Whispers

4/5$5.99

Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couple  with two beautiful daughters and a lovely home in  an exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is on  the ...

Heartwood book summary, reviews and downlod

Heartwood

4/5$4.99

Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imagina...

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Comme un feu secret

0/5$15.99

Comment survivre à l'échec de son mariage ? Et où trouver la force de reconstruire sa vie sur les cendres d'un amour consumé ? À travers l'émouvante histoire de Hyacinthe, Belva Plain ...

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A force d'oubli

0/5$10.99

On dit que l'adolescence est un cap difficile à passer. Pour Charlotte, c'est un véritable cauchemar. Sa mère part vivre en Italie, son père sombre dans la dépression, l'entreprise fami...

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Les trésors de la vie

0/5$10.99

Comment ne pas désirer avoir beaucoup d'argent, la liberté et le plaisir de la vie ? Connie et Eddy se sont promis qu'ils obtiendront le meilleur, peu importe les moyens à utilise...

Belva Plain Werner Family Saga Complete : Evergreen, The Golden Cup, Tapestry, Harvest, Heartwood. book summary, reviews and downlod

Belva Plain Werner Family Saga Complete : Evergreen, The Golden Cup, Tapestry, Harvest, Heartwood.

0/5$19.99

Belva Plain Werner Family Saga Complete :  - Werner Family Saga 1 - Evergreen. Born into poverty and fear, Anna is desperate to leave her native Poland. Determin...

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Promesse

0/5$15.99

Avec une plume élégante et une grande finesse psychologique, Belva Plain explore le drame intime d'un divorce et dévoile le courage et la grandeur d'âme d'une femme prête à tout pour s...

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Random Winds

3.5/5$7.99

A tragedy on a cold Adirondack day robbed country doctor Enoch Farrell of his three oldest children. Then all his hopes rested with his son, Martin, who dreamed of becoming a doctor too. Int...

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Tous les fleuves vont à la mer

0/5$11.99

La vie d'Anna est l'incarnation du rêve américain. Orpheline, séparée de ses deux frères et promise à un homme qu'elle n'aime pas, la jeune fille quitte sa Pologne natale à seize ans....

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Là où les chemins nous mènent

0/5$20.99

À vingt-deux ans, réceptionniste aux Verreries Wright, la splendide Jewel est prête à tout pour échapper à la médiocrité de son existence. Le temps d'une soirée, dans la somptueuse ...

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Blessings

4.5/5$7.99

At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were  coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man,  her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she  had never ...

Homecoming book summary, reviews and downlod

Homecoming

3.5/5$6.99

With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her wa...

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Promises

4.5/5$11.99

With her three children, beautiful home, and loving husband, Margaret Crane is a woman others would envy.  Adam's job has cushioned them nicely over the years, and it should be a t...

Les Farrel book summary, reviews and downlod

Les Farrel

0/5$16.99

Une des sagas les plus mythiques de la regrettée Belva Plain. De 1900 à nos jours, de la campagne du Connecticut aux beaux quartiers de New York, la flamboyante histoire d'une dynastie hor...

Les Saisons du bonheur book summary, reviews and downlod

Les Saisons du bonheur

0/5$16.99

Dans le Cercle Belfond, une superbe histoire d'amour qui puise sa force au fil du temps, malgré les drames et les déceptions, tout au long du XX e siècle. L'histoire d'une famille, l'hist...

Eden Burning book summary, reviews and downlod

Eden Burning

0/5$7.99

Teresa Francis could never go home again to the lush Caribbean island of her birth. Even at fifteen, as she fled to Paris to avoid scandal, Teresa knew that the island was her past, never to...

After the Fire book summary, reviews and downlod

After the Fire

4/5$6.99

In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional...

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Legacy of Silence

4.5/5$9.99

In Legacy of Silence, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain creates an unforgettable story of a remarkable family—and a deception that reaches across continents, oceans, ...

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Harvest

4.5/5$4.99

"With the rich threads of Evergreen, The Golden Cup, and Tapestry, skillful storyteller [Belva] Plain continues to weave her eventful saga of the Werners."—Publish...

Her Father's House book summary, reviews and downlod

Her Father's House

4/5$13.99

Beloved storyteller Belva Plain understands the rich tapestry of the human heart like no other. Her many dazzling New York Times bestsellers probe the shifting bonds of marriage and f...

The Sight of the Stars book summary, reviews and downlod

The Sight of the Stars

4.5/5$6.99

New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain beguiles us once again with a novel that explores the bonds that sustain families—and the lies that can shatter them forever. Sweeping throug...

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Daybreak

4.5/5$7.99

The doctor's office is cool, white, sterile. But the doctor's words are searing: blood tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's beloved, dying son is not ...

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Wie Blüten im Sturmwind

0/5$11.99

Ein Tanz am Rande des Vulkans: Der mitreißende Liebesroman »Wie Blüten im Sturmwind« der Bestsellerautorin Belva Plain jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Darf man auf sein Herz vertrauen, we...

Looking Back book summary, reviews and downlod

Looking Back

4/5$7.99

New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain goes to the heart of what it means to be a woman, a wife, and a friend, in her powerful new novel—a story of love and betrayal that mea...

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Tapestry

4.5/5$6.99

“Belva Plain is a talented tale-spinner with an almost Dickensian ability to keep her stories going.”—Philadelphia InquirerPaul Werner watched the proud, dari...

Pour le meilleur et pour le pire book summary, reviews and downlod

Pour le meilleur et pour le pire

0/5$15.99

Jenny Rakowsky est sur le point d'épouser le séduisant Jay Wolfe, un riche avocat d'affaires. Brillante avocate elle aussi, elle défend les causes perdues des femmes en détresse. Malgré...

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Evergreen

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Born into poverty and fear, Anna is desperate to leave her native Poland. Determined to make something of herself, Anna moves into a cramped New York slum and finds a job in a sweatshop. Whe...

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Evergreen

4.5/5$9.99

“A grand, sweeping panorama . . . richly written, finely detailed . . . vivid and memorable.”—Daily News (New York)Yearning for a better life, Anna Friedman f...

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La Tentation de l'oubli

0/5$14.99

La redécouverte d'un roman inoubliable de la reine de la saga, ou l'histoire bouleversante d'une amitié mise à l'épreuve de la passion, du mensonge et du temps. Trio inséparable d...

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Les Werner

0/5$10.99

Héritier d'une riche famille de banquiers new-yorkais, Paul Werner coule des jours tranquilles aux côtés de sa femme Marian. Mais la relation qu'il a eue avec Anna occupe ses pensées dep...

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Secrecy

4.5/5$6.99

First came the sin.  Then the lies.He was handsome, charming, irresistable, and an eighteen-year-old lady-killer, her uncle Cliff's stepson, Ted.  But in one ...

Les Complaisances du coeur book summary, reviews and downlod

Les Complaisances du coeur

0/5$17.99

Quand le grand vent de liberté des années soixante-dix envoie valser les traditions et les secrets bien gardés de toute une famille... Le dernier roman de Belva Plain, la reine de la saga...

Les cèdres de Beau-Jardin book summary, reviews and downlod

Les cèdres de Beau-Jardin

0/5$15.99

Dans la lignée d' Autant en emporte le vent, la redécouverte d'une fresque bouleversante, pleine de souffle, d'aventures et d'amour, par celle qui restera à jamais la reine de la s...

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Fortune's Hand

3.5/5$11.99

He led a charmed life...until he wanted more.Robb MacDaniel was an idealistic young teacher engaged to his high school sweetheart--when a sudden windfall, tragically earned, offe...

Crossroads book summary, reviews and downlod

Crossroads

4/5$7.99

Cassie Wright never saw it coming. As the owner of thriving Wright Glassworks, Cassie’s life was quiet, well-ordered . . . until a tragic accident forces her to take in a one-year-old chil...

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The Carousel

4/5$5.99

In public, Oliver Grey is a devoted father, prominent public figure, humanitarian, and respected businessman. But in private, there's a much darker side to Oliver Grey; a side so dark that ...

Best Seller Belva Plain Audio Books of October 2021

Harvest (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Harvest (Unabridged)

Fiction$25.99

Harvest continues the story of the family of the wealthy Paul Werner, last met in Tapestry.The novel centers around Iris, the daughter of the beautiful, passionate ...

Her Father's House (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Her Father's House (Abridged)

Fiction$9.99

Beloved storyteller Belva Plain understands the rich tapestry of the human heart like no other. Her many dazzling New York Times bestsellers probe the shifting bonds of marriage and f...

Tapestry (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Tapestry (Unabridged)

Fiction$25.99

Beginning in 1920 and paralleling Hitler’s rise to power, this compelling story revolves around wealthy Paul Werner and interweaves a myriad of other characters as he quests for ultimate h...

Blessings (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Blessings (Unabridged)

Fiction$17.99

At 36, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she had never been more beautiful. And then the secret ...

Fortune's Hand (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Fortune's Hand (Abridged)

Romance$12.99

In this remarkable new novel, Belva Plain creates a brilliant portrayal of a man's descent from idealistic beginnings into a world of dishonesty and greed--and of the two women who love him....

After the Fire (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

After the Fire (Abridged)

Fiction$7.99

In her stunning new novel, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional...

Crossroads (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Crossroads (Unabridged)

Fiction$14.99

No one explores the rich tapestry of the human heart as Belva Plain does. Her more than twenty New York Times bestsellers have captivated readers and garnered legions of devoted fans....

Her Father's House (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Her Father's House (Unabridged)

Fiction$16.99

Beloved storyteller Belva Plain understands the rich tapestry of the human heart like no other. Her many dazzling New York Times bestsellers probe the shifting bonds of marriage and f...

Looking Back (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Looking Back (Abridged)

Fiction$9.99

New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain goes to the heart of what it means to be a woman, a wife, and a friend, in her powerful new novel—a story of love and betrayal that mea...

The Sight of the Stars (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Sight of the Stars (Unabridged)

Fiction$12.99

New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain beguiles us once again with a novel that explores the bonds that sustain families—and the lies that can shatter them forever. Sweeping throug...

Homecoming (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Homecoming (Unabridged)

Fiction$7.99

With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her wa...

The Sight of the Stars (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Sight of the Stars (Abridged)

Fiction$9.99

New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain beguiles us once again with a novel that explores the bonds that sustain families—and the lies that can shatter them forever. Sweeping throug...

Crossroads (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Crossroads (Abridged)

Fiction$9.99

No one explores the rich tapestry of the human heart as Belva Plain does. Her more than twenty New York Times bestsellers have captivated readers and garnered legions of devoted fans....

Heartwood: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Heartwood: A Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$14.99

Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imagina...

Promises (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Promises (Abridged)

Fiction$4.99

From the bestselling author of The  Carousel and Daybreak  comes a stirring, timely story of adultery and its  impact on the American  f...

Promises MP3 Audiobook

Promises

Romance$19.99

Belva Plain’s novels have become international best sellers. Perceptive chronicles of contemporary family life, they have captivated wide audiences. In Promises, she portrays the devastati...

Looking Back MP3 Audiobook

Looking Back

Fiction$19.99

Belva Plain’s many New York Times best-selling novels, including Promises (RB# 94803), are beloved by her fans for their ability to convey bittersweet tales of the heart. Looking Back foll...

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