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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (522 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Belva Plain Narrator: Anne Twomey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2001 ISBN: 9780553754964
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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 measures the limits of loyalty, friendship, and forgiveness.

They met at school and have been inseparable ever since: Cecile, confident, elegant daughter of privilege; Norma, extraordinarily gifted and sadly troubled; and beautiful, ambitious Amanda, determined to rise above her humble southern beginnings. Two are married. One despairs of ever finding love. Three women. Leading their busy adult lives. Yet first and always: friends.

Then something unexpected happens that forever alters their long, complicated friendship. A pivotal event, a shattering act of betrayal shifts the balance of power between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers. And in the months that follow, each of them will look at their families, their lives—and one another—differently.

And none of them will ever be the same.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/10/2013

    " A really wonderful book, but a little long. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 8/26/2013

    " I hate to leave a book unread once I start but, I wish I had never picked up this book. It was one of Belva's worst stories in my opinion. And she is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 8/13/2013

    " This story tells of three college friends and what happens to them. It did keep me interested. I do like Belva Plain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wanda | 7/8/2013

    " An entertaining story of three college friends and how their lives intertwine in the coming years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francine | 6/13/2013

    " I didn't finish this book. Didn't like what was happening "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/27/2013

    " I finished this book earlier today and am still confused by the ending. I had to read the last page several times but still am perplexed. Overall this was a good book...another one about friendship. I could not find closure at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 5/20/2013

    " A bit slow in places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 4/27/2013

    " I enjoy Belva Plain's books but this one was a little different. It didn't draw me in as much as some of her others, I always felt like I was an observer rather then the way some books make me feel as if I'm the character. I liked the story but it wasn't your typical happy ending romance-type. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove Book Club ❧ | 11/17/2012

    " Bonus Book - July 2004 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/23/2012

    " Enjoyed but wasn't crazy about ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/9/2012

    " The story of 3 friends and dealing with relationships, and betrayal and forgiveness. Not as good as the others by Plain but enjoyable nonetheless "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/25/2012

    " Picked this up at a book sale. Interesting at best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aburke | 3/14/2012

    " read it at some time. about 3 girls that met in college and the lives they live after. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/18/2012

    " This book is great. I enjoyed reading how the lives of the 3 friends evolved over time. This book shows that hurt sometimes comes from those closest to us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jpalasak | 4/12/2011

    " A little slow starting but after 4 chapters I really got into their lives and personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 12/28/2010

    " Fasinating and so true the twists that happen in life. So much of this seems so real-like it happened. Powerful! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wanda | 11/16/2010

    " An entertaining story of three college friends and how their lives intertwine in the coming years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 6/10/2010

    " This story tells of three college friends and what happens to them. It did keep me interested. I do like Belva Plain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jpalasak | 8/22/2009

    " A little slow starting but after 4 chapters I really got into their lives and personalities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 8/6/2009

    " I finished this book earlier today and am still confused by the ending. I had to read the last page several times but still am perplexed. Overall this was a good book...another one about friendship. I could not find closure at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francine | 8/4/2008

    " I didn't finish this book. Didn't like what was happening "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bernadette | 7/3/2008

    " It was ok. Nothing great. Enjoyable listen because it wasn’t too heavy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/27/2008

    " The story of 3 friends and dealing with relationships, and betrayal and forgiveness. Not as good as the others by Plain but enjoyable nonetheless "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/14/2008

    " A really wonderful book, but a little long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aburke | 3/12/2008

    " read it at some time. about 3 girls that met in college and the lives they live after. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/2/2008

    " This book is great. I enjoyed reading how the lives of the 3 friends evolved over time. This book shows that hurt sometimes comes from those closest to us. "

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