"Immensely successful."—The New York Times Book Review
Eden Burningby Belva Plain
She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman. Expelled from paradise, Teresa Francis would be swept into marriage and the opulence of New York only to be drawn back to her island, where secrets can ignite explosions of political upheaval and clandestine love. See more details below
She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman. Expelled from paradise, Teresa Francis would be swept into marriage and the opulence of New York only to be drawn back to her island, where secrets can ignite explosions of political upheaval and clandestine love.
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Meet 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.
- Date of Birth:
- October 9, 1915
- Date of Death:
- October 12, 2010
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- Place of Death:
- Short Hills, New Jersey
- B.A., Barnard College
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I picked this book up out of curiosity from a book sale because of the interesting name. It is well written, not overly wordy, just telling simply yet poetically the story of a family and an island and how fate intertwines them. I enjoyed reading this book very much, it is not my usual genre to say the least, but it was a good read nonetheless. I would reccomend it to anyone who wants to escape for a little while. The characters are simple, real people with real problems and emotions. I found it easy to relate to the characters and to feel for them as things progressed. All in all, I would say it is a book worth reading, especially if you like romance (that isn't explicit or trashy), and are interested in the politics of people and power.