Book Reviews of Legacy of Silence

Legacy of Silence
Legacy of Silence
Author: Belva Plain
ISBN-13: 9780440226406
ISBN-10: 0440226406
Publication Date: 4/13/1999
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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An unforgetable story of a family--and a deception that reaches across oceans ,continents, and generations Great read!
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As always, another wonderful book by Belva Plain. An unforgettable story of an immigrant trying to build her life, family and future in America. You would not be able to put it down until the last page is read and last tear is whiped!
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good solid book. Easy to read. Interesting story.
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Caroline Hartzinger fled wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret...
Pregnant and unwed, she arrived in America in 1939.Joel Hirsch offered marriage and
respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the pasion she felt for a man whose memory still haunted them both.With Joel, Caroline built a new life, determined to bury the past-until,her daughter Eve brought Caroline's carefully crafted world crashing down again, driven by a rage to learn the truth.....
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Another wonderful book by Belva Plain. Story of secrets passed from mother to daughter.
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Great book!! I couldn't put it down.
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I really like this author. Very good story of families, lovers and betrayals. Worth reading.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Unforgettable story of a remarkable family.
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I really enjoyed this book. The story takes place in 1939. It is the story of two girls, one adopted and the other the biological child of a family living in Germany during WW1.The story follows their life experiences up to their life in America in the 1990's
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very good!
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She always writes a great read.
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Let my family make their own dinner two nights in a row because could not put the book down. A captivating tale about a girl from affluent family in Nazi Berlin who came to America for safety and better life. Took me back 25 years when I came to this wonderful country and had my own hard times.
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Great book. Vary quick read. Hard to put down.
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The story,written by one of my favorite authors, was laced with history as well as true romance.
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Take sibling rivalry, Nazi Germany, and a basement full of familial secrets, and you've got the makings for Legacy of Silence, the saga of two sisters' lives. It's Berlin in 1939, and lovely Caroline Hartzinger and Lore, her unattractive adopted sister, are forced to escape to Switzerland. To make matters more heinous, their parents don't survive, Caroline's pregnant, and her lover mysteriously disappears. Eventually, the two women immigrate to the United States and try to begin new lives, but their painful past continues to haunt them and becomes unavoidable when a love interest comes between them.
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Belva Plain knows how to capture your attention right from the start. Her characters are perfect and the story is one you won't want to put down. Endings can be disappointing in many books, but not in this one. Right to the end, you will be surprised and captivated. Bravo, Belva!
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Take sibling rivalry, Nazi Germany, and a basement full of familial secrets, and you've got the makings for Legacy of Silence, the saga of two sisters' lives. It's Berlin in 1939, and lovely Caroline Hartzinger and Lore, her unattractive adopted sister, are forced to escape to Switzerland. To make matters more heinous, their parents don't survive, Caroline's pregnant, and her lover mysteriously disappears. Eventually, the two women immigrate to the United States and try to begin new lives, but their painful past continues to haunt them and becomes unavoidable when a love interest comes between them.
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Caroline Hartziner fled war time Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrived in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offered marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the passion she felt for a man whose memory still haunted them both. Follow this wonderful story through 3 generations.
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Caroline Harzinger leaves war-torn Germany behind for a new life in America. She arrives pregnant and unwed, with her adopted sister, Lore. Caroline makes a new life for herself, unaware that secrets from her past may affect her future life more than she knows. A good story, but several main characters die only part way through this saga.
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Carolina Hartzinger fled wartime Europe with sa shattered life and an devasting secret. Pregnant and unwed. she arrived in America in 1939. Offered marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn love.
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Caroline Hartzinger fled wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrived in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offered marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the passion she felt for a man whose memory still haunted them both. With Joel, Caroline built a new life, determined to bury the past -- until her daughter Eve brought Caroline's carefully crafted world crashing down again, driven by a rage to learn the truth...
Legacy of secrets...

It was Eve's turn now, a legacy that tainted her life and risked generations to come. But with it came a gift -- a new sister, young enough to be her own daughter, then a truth that would finally break the hold of the past...
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Good story by Plain.
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Caroline fled wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrived in America in 1939. With Joel, Caroline built a new life, until her daughter Eve brought Caroline's world crashing down, driven by a rage to learn the truth.
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I couldn't put this book down! It's 419 pages and irresistable!
Caroline Harzinger fled wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret.Pregnant and unwed,she arrived in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offered marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her lvoe, if not the passion she felt for a man whose memory still haunted them both. With Joel, Caroline built a new life, determined to bury the past-until her daughter Eve brought Caroline's carefully crafted world crashing down again,driven by a rage to learn the truth....
It was Eve's secret now, a legacy taht tainteder life and put generations at risk. But with it came a gift-a new sister, young enough to be her own daughter, who would offer hope, then a truth that would finally break the hold of the past.....
TRULY EXCEPTIONAL BOOK!
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a selection of the literary guild and the doubleday book club
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Good read
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I really enjoyed this book - except I really didnt like then ending.
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A PROSPEROUS FAMILY IN BERLIN CANNOT SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS WHEN THE ADOPT A POOR ORPHANED GIRL. LORE, INSTANTLY AN OLDER CHILD TO THEIR BIOLOGICAL DAUGHTER, CAROLINE.