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Her Father's House
Her Father's House
Author: Belva Plain
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440235804
ISBN-10: 0440235804
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Donald Wolfe, a 25-year-old North Dakota native, comes to New York City in 1968 to practice law; five years later, he meets and falls for the captivating Lillian Morris. Marrying in haste, he repents big time when Lillian reveals herself to be disturbingly erratic. After she becomes pregnant, the two divorce, but when Donald judges his daughter, Bettina, to be neglected, he kidnaps her. Taking to the road, he invents a new past for himself and adopts the name Jim, renaming his daughter Laura. Many years later, the truth is revealed and Jim stands trial for kidnapping. Will Laura, now a young woman, be able to forgive her father his deception, which he claims was for her own good?
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Great book!
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This is an excellent read. I had read it before, but I got even more out of it this time. Difficult to put down.
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Is it kidnapping when a father steals his cherished daughter away from a destructive and unstable mother? Plain's heroine, now a grown woman, must decide for herself.
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. . . From her earliest years, Tina is exceptional, loving, a brilliant student. When she embarks on the road to adulthood and falls in love for the first time, a day of reckoning is drawing near...one that will expose long-hidden truths and test the limits of a mother's guilt, a father's love, and a dauther's capacity for forgiveness.
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Great read! This is the first book of MS plain's that I have read and I really liked it. It keeps your attention.
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In 1968, Donald Wolfe graduated from law school and comes to NY. HE meets Lillian whom he marries in the heat of passion. It's not a marriage made in heaven, but they have a daughter, Tina, who is the love of Donald's heart. He would do anything for her. When the marriage begins to fail, he must make a choice. When Tina embarks into adulthood and falls in love for the first time, a day of reckoning is coming, one that will expose hidden truths.
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As always Belva Plain is good in this, about secrets and lies.
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This was a wonderful story of a father's love and willingness to do anything to keep his daughter safe from an unloving and manipulating mother.
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THIS IS A GOOD BOOK THAT I ENJOYED READING.
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When a terrible lie has been told out of love, can it be forgiven? It is spring 1968 when Donal Wolfe graduates from law school and arrives in New York. Filled with ambition and idealism, he is dazzled not only by the big city but by the vivacious, restless Lillian, whom he marries in the heat of passion. Surely theirs, is no marraige made in heaven, but they have a child, Tina, and she is the love of Donald's heart. For her he would give up everyhting-his home, his distinguished career and his freedom. When his flawed marraige begins to fail, a choice must be made. Will he dare to take a step that will force him into flight and a life of hiding? From her early years , Tina is exceptional, loving, a brillant student. When she embarks on the road to adulthood and falls in love for the first time, a day of reckoning is drawing near........one that will expose long-hidden truths and test the limits of a mother's guilt, a father's love and a daughter's capacity for forgiveness......
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It is spring 1968 when Donald Wolfe gradutes from law school and arrives in New York. Filled with ambition and idealism, he is dazzled not only by the big city but by the vivacious, restless Lillian, whom he marries in the heat of passion. Surely theirs is no marriage made in heaven, but they have a child, Tina, and she is the love of Donald's heart. For her he would give up everything--his home, his distinguished career, and his freedom. When his flawed marriage begins to fail, a choice must be made. Will he dare to take a step that would force him into flight and a life of hiding?

From her earliest year, Tina is exceptional, loving, a brilliant student. When she embarks on the road to adulthood and falls in love for the first time, a day of reckoning is drawing near...one that will expose long-hidden truths and test the limits of a mother's guilt, a father's love, and a daughter's capacity for forgiveness....
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I enjoyed this book much more than I expected. It wasn't just fluff! A good story that is well written. An interesting situation!
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A wonderful story of a fathers love and a divorce that kept them apart. A tale of bonding and family.
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I just loved everything about this book!
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This is one of Belva Plain's more suspenseful stories.
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Another, good passion-filled Plain book. She is great.
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Great love story, full of intrigue.
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Spring 1968, Donald Wolfe graduates from law school and arrives in new york. He marries a woman named Lillian in the heat of passion and they have a child. When his marriage starts to fail , a choice must be made. Will he dare take steps that would force him into flight and a life of hiding?
The daughter grows up and uncovers long hidden truths and tests the limits of a mothers guilt.
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A good read about a father's love for his daughter.
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Wow! What a story!! I first read Belva Plain's "After the Fire" and was driven to read another book of hers! So, this was my second read and I was not disappointed! She is a wonderful storyteller.
She writes in such a way that I felt I personally knew the characters and was actually witnessing the events directly with them.
I loved the ending! You read the book pretty much knowing the end would come as it would, but she paints such a beautiful ending in her stories I am hooked! Who DOESN'T love a great ending?!
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Really enjoyed this book.
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I read Belva Plain's books years ago, but this is the first time in a long time. This book was fast-paced, and had a twist ending. I am looking for more of her books!
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belva plain at her best, i loved it
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Another good Belva Plain story. If you haven't read any of her books you are in for a treat.
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very good read
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This story has strong characters and an interesting plot. Well worth the time to listen to this one!