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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Belva Plain Narrator: Joanna Kerns Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752045
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From the bestselling author of The  Carousel and Daybreak  comes a stirring, timely story of adultery and its  impact on the American  family.

Margaret and Adam Crane seem to have a near perfect  life--she's a teacher, he's a computer executive, and  together they are lovingly raising their own  children and Margaret's orphaned niece. Then one day  the phone rings--and suddenly everything changes  forever as a woman from Adam's university days  reappears in his life, and an old affair re-ignites. At  the same time, there are problems in Adam's  workplace--a possible takeover and downsizing. The  reverberations from these two circumstances will touch  many lives and bring with them changes that no one  could have predicted.

In  Promises, Belva Plain--as only she can  do--depicts the fraying fabric of family life in  the wake of extramarital affairs, while at the same  time celebrating the importance of strong and  nurturing family values. Dramatic, compelling, and  always exciting, Belva Plain's storytelling talents  confirm her standing as the foremost chronicler of  family life today.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Belva Plain is in a class by herself. The New York Times
  • An emotionally compelling novel. Booklist
  • A superb storyteller...a talent worth remembering...Mrs. Plain's novels are good stories well told. Newark Star-Ledger
  • A brilliant portrayal...the author takes us once again into the soul of the American family. Leader (Lovington, New Mexico.)
  • A consummate storyteller whose skills at bringing likable characters, turbulent events and moving emotional drama together in a fabulous story has never been better. Rave Reviews
  • Belva Plain writes with authority and integrity. San Francisco Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquie Johnson | 11/24/2013

    " I love this series Bk2 is very well written I can hardly wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 11/2/2013

    " Love this series! I can't wait for the third book. An easy but captivating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 9/19/2013

    " The main character drives me crazy for a good part of this book...but if I ignore some of that and ignore the overuse of everyone 'sighing' all the time, it's still entertaining. The second half of this book is definitely better. A bit predictable, but I still enjoyed it despite the flaws. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/23/2013

    " Love it! Can't wait for book three. When does it come out? Need to see what happens to this awesome character and her friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 6/6/2013

    " The next one needs to hurry and come out.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 4/25/2013

    " Loved it! Eagerly awaiting Daylight!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla Tucker | 2/23/2013

    " JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER, JUST WISH I DIDNT HAVE TO WAIT, I EVEN ASKED THE WRITER ANY CHANCE OF AN EARLY RELEASE AND THERE IS 2 MORE STILL TO COME CANT WAIT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamika | 1/15/2013

    " As book 2 to Cheyenne, this one was pretty good. I did get a little bored when Cheyenne kept reflecting on the same topic of despair and how she'd lost everything over and over, but I still liked it. I can't wait for book 3, DAYLIGHT, to release! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tana | 1/15/2013

    " Beginning of this book is PAINFULLY SLOW. It picks up into some great storytelling but then what happens to one of the main characters completely ruined my desire to read the rest of the series. I'm done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Granny | 12/24/2012

    " absolutely awesome writing, took a bit to get into the book, and once in, I coiuldn't put it down. Would seriously, love to read the entire series. Thanks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Shephard | 9/7/2012

    " Yet again I was drawn into this book, and was left feeling emotionally drained at the end. Looking forward to the next book in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/9/2012

    " Again, I need time to fully process what I read. "

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About the Author
Author Belva Plain

Belva Plain (1915–2010) was the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels with both period and contemporary settings and themes.