Evergreen: A Novel [Belva Plain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever. Editorial Reviews. Review. “A magnificent story this beautifully written book will be treasured Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Evergreen: A Novel (Werner Family Saga Book 1) by [Plain, Belva. Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from to The story begins in New York’s Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish.

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She believes that she has found the perfect life partner in Keith, who works as an investment banker.

She stays with a cousin and works for a rich family and meets Paul. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. However, Anna became infatuated with Paul Werner and he did encourage this somewhat. Especially, if you enjoyed the thorn birds. Looking for More Great Reads?

And through an act of illicit passion that will haunt her though all her days, Anna lifts Joseph from poverty to a wealth on which the Friedman dynasty would be based for generations. Worse, it felt like just a rambling diary evegreen dry retelling of “this happened and then that happened”. The final novel written by author Plain in her writing career was titled as Heatwood and plxin was released in the year I’m usually a real sucker for multigenerational sagas and Evergreen has a great, if slightly overdone, premise of course, this was written quite a while ago, so the story line might have been a bit fresher then.


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. While there was some interpersonal conflict, the overall story really had none, making it all to easy to put down, which I ultimately did. That part was readable.

Please try again later. That having evegrreen said, this is an excellent book. Joseph Friedman 3 episodes, Anna Friedman transfixes us with her passion, determination and passion.

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The story of an immigrant family’s journey through the 20th century. Born into poverty and fear, Anna is desperate to leave her native Poland.

Every year, she used to produce a novel of near about to pages. Edit Cast Series cast summary: This is a beautiful story about family and generations of family, of loss of life and bringing new life to the world.

Evergreen (Werner Family Saga, book 1) by Belva Plain

There are books that may not be written with great ‘literary’ style, but which are nevertheless written with a talent for good, sincere storytelling. So it is onward for me. Just as good the second time except all of the contractions were missing an apostrophe! It’s not a “literary” type book, but if you want to read a novel that will keep you wanting more, read this! Her parents migrate to the USA for a better life.


Get to Know Us. I cannot believe this was her first novel because it is so well thought out and I’ve seen no cliches often seen in novice writers. Now at 36, I’m seeing it through more mature eyes, and I’m learning new things. My Life with a Very Large Dog. But the book goes on great lengths of other people who are sort of important but could have been edited down maybe to pages instead. She works for a plainn as a servant to a wealthy family before she marries Joseph Friedman, also from an immigrant family, and they begin their life together.

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Family sagas always makes for good reading. Return to Book Page.

Truly outstanding and fabulously done. So, they quarrel with their son over the same. Paul Lerner 3 episodes, Apr 26, Jaclyn rated it liked it. Other books in the series.