bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: crossroads /
Subscribe via RSS 
Crossroads
Belva Plain
Adult Fiction PLAIN

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews  Author Notes

From Publishers' Weekly:

Plain's tepid latest focuses on two women--privileged but plain Gwen Wright and beautiful but poor Jewel Fairchild. Their lives occasionally intersect, and eventually Jewel marries a wealthy man and discovers that money can't buy happiness. Gwen, meanwhile, marries a poor but honest man--but she still finds herself drawn to Jewel's husband, and the foursome is soon tangled in a web of deceit. Unfortunately, Jewel and Gwen don't evolve throughout the novel; Gwen is a character that some readers might find intolerably perfect--smart, privileged, shy, well-spoken, with simple needs and a tragic past--but any irritation that one might have with her is eliminated by the calculating and shallow Jewel, who is too pathetic to be a legitimate antagonist and too tragic to really be hated. It functions well as a simplistic morality tale. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Jean Wright lovingly raises the daughter of a deceased friend, but they become estranged in adulthoodAuntil the young woman has a child of her own. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


more titles about

main characters Cassie Wight
Female
Owns Cassie Glassworks; took in Gwen when she was a child after a tragic accident left her alone.
Businesswoman

Gwen
Female
Orphan
Raised by Cassie; in love with Jewel's husband.

Jewel Fairbanks
Female
Married
Discovered money can't buy happiness; envies Gwen; in love with Gwen's husband.



recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS