A story of family... the Osbornes -- two sistersand a brother -- united by family ties but splitapart by different dreams. Lara, the happy youngwife, longs for the family that will make her lifewhole. Connie, wild and lovely, is more like herbrother Eddy -- bright, ambitious, and ready toseize all that life has to offer. A story ofchoices... Connie is looking for wealth -- to make or tomarry. Lara, staying behind in a small Ohio town, finds everything she cherishes threatened by fateand by her own blind commitment. And Eddy, as WallStreet's "wonder boy," can makemillions... if he ruthlessly uses his family and friends. Astory of marriages... Lara's held together bydevotion, Connie's shattered by infidelity andbetrayal, and Eddy's rocked by shame and prison. Torn byconflicting loyalties, they are a family caught inthe tides of scandal... and swept toward a fatewhere dreams may end or be born again...
About the Author
Belva Plain captured readers' hearts with her first novel, "Evergreen," which Delacorte published more than 30 years ago. It topped the "New York Times" best-seller list for 41 weeks and aired as an NBC-TV miniseries. In total, more than 20 of her books have been "New York Times" best sellers.
Before becoming a novelist, Belva Plain wrote short stories for many major magazines, but taking care of a husband and three children did not give her the time to concentrate on the novel she had always wanted to write. When she looked back and said she didn't have the time, she felt as though she had been making excuses. In retrospect, she said, "I didn't make the time." But, she reminded us, during the era that she was raising her family, women were supposed to concentrate only on their children. Today 30 million copies of her books are in print.
A Barnard College graduate who majored in history, Belva Plain enjoyed a wonderful marriage of more than 40 years to Irving Plain, an ophthalmologist. Widowed for more than 25 years, Ms. Plain continued to reside in New Jersey, where she and her husband had raised their family and which was still home to her nearby children and grandchildren until her death in October 2010."
"Gripping... a fast, absorbing family saga." -- Publisher's Weekly.
"Graceful... touching... Plain writes with authority and integrity." -- San Francisco Chronicle.