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Ic career and a happy marriage she still holds steadfast to her old fashioned sensibilities But as the mother of three adult children each with their own lives and burdens to bear she often finds those sensibilities called into uestion when confronted with the choices her children have made For one of Iris’s daughters it’s the choice of a fresh start in New York City and a last chance to save her troubled marriage While Laura and Robbie cope with an impending separation and its effect on Iris’s young granddaughter Iris he. Robbie sure got the short end of the stick The author took the easy way out with the solution to Laura s problem It would have been much better to make Laura deal with the issue

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Heartwood

Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere Now in her final novel she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work Evergreen bringing us this unforgettable story of family and friendship love and marriage the challenges of life and the true secret of happinessThough Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman with a successful academ. Heartwood The older harder nonliving central wood of trees that is usually darker denser less permeable and durable than the surrounding sapwood Merriam Webster DictionaryUpon

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Rself must come to grips with the discovery of a long held family secret But it’s an emotional parting of another kind that looms most prominently on Iris’s horizon as neither her beloved husband nor the solidity of her own marriage is immune to the ravages of time Through separations and reunions the changes we cannot avoid and the love that sustains Iris will weather whatever lies ahead with a faith that cannot be shaken Like the inmost rings of a tree that abide through the generations she will be as strong as heartwood.. Heartwood is the conclusion of the Evergreen series Joseph and Anna Friedman and Paul Werner have all died Now Iris the Friedman s daughter is seeing herself as a modern woman Sh


10 thoughts on “Heartwood

  1. says:

    Three and a half stars It is years since I have read a Belva Plain book but this was probably just what I needed after the last book Through the Cracks which was oddly compelling but hard to read This book is the opposite It is like snuggling into a warm bed on a cold night It just sort of wraps around you The people and the themes

  2. says:

    Heartwood The older harder nonliving central wood of trees that is usually darker denser less permeable and durable than the surrounding sapwood Merriam Webster DictionaryUpon closing the novel swells of warmth and melancholia flooded my heart I smiled and thought “What a wonderful way to end the story she started in the 1978 pa

  3. says:

    Although I am not uite done with this book I am enjoying it much than I thought I would I have been a fan of Belva Plain for over 30 years star

  4. says:

    Iris Stern considers herself to be a thoroughly modern woman although she still holds steadfast to her old fashioned sensibilities She has a successful career in academia and a happy marriage But as the mother of four adult

  5. says:

    Robbie sure got the short end of the stick The author took the easy way out with the solution to Laura's problem It would have been much better to make Laura deal with the issue directly so that she would mature in the process I'd have rather seen a divorce between the two and a hea for Robbie He wasn't any worse the Laura Laura was immature as well She really should have acted like a grown up wife and talked to him about her ne

  6. says:

    I am a big fan of Belva Plain This is the fifth and last book of the Werner Family saga The story centers on Laura who is the granddaughter of Anna a central figure throughout even after her death With her red hair and beauty Laura resembles Anna in ways than one which we come to understand by the story's end I thought the series would have been better ended at Book Four This fifth book was not up to the caliber of the r

  7. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this final and posthumous novel written by my beloved Belva Plain I read Evergreen as a young woman commuting to work in a busy city Those hours on buses in Atlanta were my favorite time to read and relax Evergreen was a book that stayed in my memory for than 30 years And now as a last gift Ms Plain who died re

  8. says:

    Heartwood is the conclusion of the Evergreen series Joseph and Anna Friedman and Paul Werner have all died Now Iris the Friedman's daughter is seeing herself as a modern woman She has a successful academic career and a happy marriage to Theo Stern an oncologist Unbeknownst to Iris she is the daughter of Anna Frie

  9. says:

    This book captivated me from the first page In its telling the story unfolds beautifully piece by small piece section by section The flow and the sentences are structured with such precision it is truly a delight to turn to each new page The author’s astute understanding of human relationships and of the bonds between family members radiates throughout Caught up in the lives of characters I cared for I had little thought for the passage o

  10. says:

    Heartwood is Belva Plain’s last novel a seuel to Harvest actually Belva Plain is one of my favorite authors and did not disappoint me with this contemporary fiction novel about love marriage life’s challenges family re