It was a quick read though. This books publish date is Unknown. Grandma invites the man who cheated on her granddaughter to her house and he goes into her bedroom and refuses to leave until she forgives him which she does This is the asshole who cheated on her on a whim when they were out for dinner at the country club. Two brothers embittered by a breach of ethics, honor, and trust. This novel had me in tears. This one reads like a Rosemunde Pilcher, who is another author I've not read for years but fondly remember.
Surely theirs is no marriage made in heaven, but they have a child, Tina, and she is the love of Donald's heart. Lara, staying behind in a small Ohio town, finds everything she cherishes threatened by fate and by her own blind commitment. I thought that this book was a little cheesy, the way Annette invites everyone to help them clear up their messes. And it's a little bit of a cliche. I don't know-this story lacked something though. It just seems a little unrealistic.
Slight edge wear, one tear. They were parents to Cynthia. This just wasn't really developed quite enough. Dare I call it literature. First, I'm shocked that this book got any negative reviews.
She introduces a lot of characters with a lot of issues with each other, and the book itself is short. Had I read those reviews before I picked up this book I probably wouldn't have read it, and that would have been quite a shame. My enjoyment was probably due to the many characters- the extended family and their problems. It just seems a little unrealistic. It's not worth borrowing from the library. Never is it right to hold grudges and throw out accusations towards others, especially family! I thought that this book was a little cheesy, the way Annette invites everyone to help them clear up their messes.
I want to be like her. I liked Belva Plain's style of writing, but I think that with the really complex situations she put the characters in, she could've written a much longer and worthwhile book. I don't know if it's because I am easily distracted, or preoccupied when I was reading this book, but I did have some trouble keeping all their names and various stories separate, yet connected t I loved this book. Â Â As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the landscape forever. Connie, wild and lovely, is more like her brother Eddy -- bright, ambitious, and ready to seize all that life has to offer. I can't figure out what the point of the whole story is. Dell Books, New York, 1998.
Binding is tight, spine fully intact. Lewis Byrne was married to Daisy. He and Gene no longer talked to each other after they were tried in court Gene testified against his actions. 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 warring children in what may be their last Homecoming. What happened to Belva Plain? As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the landscape forever. They loved each other very much even though both of their parents disapproved.
The ending came to an overly-sweet close considering the angst that the book started out with. Lewis was still upset after 6 years over the loss of his family business. Shortly thereafter, with the holidays approaching, her estranged family will be gathered at her country estate for the first time in years. The characters were difficult to keep straight and the writing jumped from present to past, first person to third person. It would as if you hate hillbilly accents and you had a whole book full of them. They lost twins in a tragic accident and just when Cynthia thought they might work through the tragedy she found out her husband cheated on her.
His family once ran an acclaimed architectural engineering firm. I think, in reality, the opposite would happen; family members pointing fingers of bla A dysfunctional family with members who don't speak to each other. This is a heart-wrenching tale of a family of adult children who are at war with each other. Much of the family is estranged from one another and Annette knows full well that if the family members knew who else would be there, they wouldn't show. They then all went to bed. Lewis told Eugene, his brother, but refused to do anything about the contractor.
As the ill-fated meeting hurtles toward a bitter and abrupt conclusion, not even Annette Byrne's indomitable will can heal the rift--until a shattering event alters the. A tale of fathers and daughters, lovers and families, acts of love and acts of betrayal, Her Father's House is Belva Plain's most powerful and unforgettable novel yet. Cynthia was embarrassed because it happened in full knowledge of their friends. Besides, I'm always more forgiving when it's a holiday book, consumed over the holidays, which is when I first read it. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.