Eden Burning

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 1, 1987 - Fiction - 477 pages
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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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Review: Eden Burning

User Review  - Jamie Casey - Goodreads

Once again a great book by Belva. I love that she mixes history in with the story. It makes the reader understand what it was like to live through some of history. As most of Belva's books, this one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Good romance story. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Belva Plain captured readers' hearts with her first novel,Evergreen, which Delacorte published more than 30 years ago. It topped theNew York Timesbest-seller list for 41 weeks and aired as an NBC-TV miniseries. In total, more than 20 of her books have beenNew York Timesbest 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.

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