Book Reviews of Fortune's Hand

Fortune's Hand
Fortune's Hand
Author: Belva Plain
ISBN-13: 9780385316927
ISBN-10: 0385316925
Publication Date: 5/4/1999
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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One of my favorite Belva plain Novels. I highly recommend it!
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The drive to succeed, the wish for the American dream, takes Robb McDaniel to a place he never imagined in this fascinating book.
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Robb McDaniel was living the very definition of an idyllic life: the type of privileged and charmed existence of which so many were truly envious. He was an idealistic young teacher, full of vibrant hopes and dreams and determined to shape the young minds of the future in the best way possible. He was blissfully happy to be engaged to his high school sweetheart, and together, this charmed couple were planning for the future. Yes, Robb McDaniel was truly blessed and thankful for everything he had in life: until he wanted something more.

Upon receiving a sudden windfall, money that is tragically earned, Robb is offered the chance to live a different sort of life. He is offered the opportunity of going to law school and of pursuing a brilliant career. Yet nothing in Robb McDaniel's life could possibly have prepared him for the price of a dream come true.

A job with a prestigious law firm. Marriage to the boss' daughter. A wonderful family. A splendid home. In fact, Robb had everything that he could possibly want, and more besides. All the offers and prominence he just couldn't refuse. Truly, Robb McDaniel was living a life of great success, greater hunger, greatest shame...

In her latest novel, best-selling author Belva Plain creates a riveting and compelling portrait of a man who had everything - and of the women who loved him. With a profound insight, she explores the power of temptation, betrayal, and greed - and the ultimately redeeming gift of love. This is a story of great complexity and heart-aching poignancy.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, Belva Plain was a terrific author, and she really did a tremendous job of capturing the various nuances and complexities of her characters' relationships and weaving them all into an emotional and intriguing story. I've always enjoyed reading books about families and their sometimes troubled and dysfunctional relationships. I would give this book a definite A+!
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Man has everything ....and the women that love him....GREAT!
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In her riveting new novel, Belva Plain creates a compelling portrait of a man who had everything - and of the women who loved him. With profound insight she explores the power of temptation, betrayal, and greed - and the redemptive gifts of love.
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Punishing to endure. I felt like I was in purgatory while reading this book.
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Robb's life could not have prepared him for the price of a dream come thru. A job in a prominent law firm Married to the boss's daughter. A wonderfamily. A splendid home. Then the offer he could not refuse
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Excellent
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Insurance money from an accident enables Robb MacDaniel to go to law school which in turn delays his marriage to his childhood sweetheart. Eventually he meets someone else and they marry. Succes and ambition change him and the lives around him.
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Did not listen to - thought this was a book. I will be looking for the book though - sounds good!!!
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I really enjoyed this book!
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ny times bestselling author. great storyteller. jacket quote "he led a charmed life until he wanted more".
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About a man who had everything and of the women who loved him. There is temptation, betrayal, greed and the redemptive gifts of love.
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I AM HAPPY THE HEROINES ARE STRONG AND ALL TURNS OUT WELL IN THE END. I HATE IT THAT THEY TAKE SO MUCH GUFF FROM SOME MAN BEFOREHAND. GOOD READ.
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Belva Plain does it again with a families story. Tells of
personal choices and human weakness. A man who had everything and
the women who loved him - but he still wanted more....
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This was the 1st book I have read by Belva Plain. It started a little slow for me but once I got to know the characters, and their circumstances, I did enjoy it. The book is a good example of consequences for life choices, life's blessings and hardships,and how others affect our lives. Enjoy!
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A little bit on the slow side. A so-so book.
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Another Belva Plain's treasure. Like real life, it is full of surprises. I love all her books.
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Robb McDaniel was an idealistic young teacher engaged to his high school sweetheart-when a sudden windfall,tragically earned,offered him the opportunity to go to law school and pursue a brillian career. Butnothing in Robb MacDaniel's life could have prepared him for the price of a draem come ture. A job in a prominent law firm, Marriage to the boss's daughter.A wonderful family.A splendid home.The the offers he couldn't refuse.Great success,greater hunger, greatest shame....
I couldn't put this down, I felt as if I were part of the story. Great read!
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Robb MacDaniel was an idialistic young teacher engaged to his hi school sweetheart-when a sudden windfall allows him to attend law school & start a brilliant career. He has it all-family, home, daughter-then the offers he could not refuse. Great success, hunger, greatest shame..
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Robb M. was an idealistic young teacher engage to his high school sweetheart when a sudden windfall, tragically earned, offered him the opportunity to go to law school & pursue a career. But nothing could in Robb's life could have prepared him for the price of a dream come true. A job in a prominent law firm, marriage to the boss' daughter, a wonderful family, a splendid home & then the offers he could not refuse.
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great story
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Rob McDaniel is a young teacer, engaged to his high school sweetheart - when a sudden windfall offered him the opportunity to go to law school and pursue a brilliant career.
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an ok book