Book Reviews of Looking Back

Looking Back
Looking Back
Author: Belva Plain
ISBN-13: 9780440235774
ISBN-10: 0440235774
Publication Date: 4/2002
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 76 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A lovely story of the lifecycle of a friendship between three women as they grow older. Each woman grows into a unique individual, thereby converging from who she was and what she had in the past. It was interesting to watch their growth. I think the ending could have been a bit more complete, but overall I would recommend this to any woman wanting light reading on friendships.
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Helpful Score: 1
Probably a bit too much romance for my personal preference but an okay read. Most relationships and the problems/dynamics were predictable.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a story of how unexpected events can change lives every day.
Belva Plain is one of the best.
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Helpful Score: 1
Women will like this book. An easy to read yet interesting book
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A wonderful Belva Plain book. You will love it.
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nice story of friendship and growing up
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Very Good!
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very enjoyable book...great mix of characters..the pretty/poor one, nice rich one, and ugly one..easy to relate to
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This author writes a captivating story each and every time. I enjoyed this book.
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I really enjoyed this audiobook, as it deals with human failings, triumphs and emotions in a way that most women can relate to. The characters are very believable, and the storyline is excellent!
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I'm a Belva Plain fan and this is another wonderful book.
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Belva Plain, I love her books. Good as always
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A story about three college friends. "A pivotal event, a shattering act of betrayal shifts the balance of power between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers.
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Another great book.
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THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BELVA PLAIN. THE STORY OF 3 COLLEGE ROOMATES HAS A TRAGIC END. A REAL PAGE TURNER
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They met at school and have been inseparable ever since. Cecile, confident, elegant daughter of privilege, Norma extraordinarily gifted and sadly troubled, and beautiful, ambitious Amanda, determined to rise above her humble southern beginnings...Something unexpected happens that forever alters their long complicated friendship.
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From Our Editors
In Looking Back, Belva Plain explores the vagaries of the heart, the intricacies of love, and the fragile bonds of friendship, as three women who become fast friends in school find their relationship torn apart by a snowballing series of scandals. They call themselves the Three Musketeers: Cecile, whose poise, wealth, and grace seem to guarantee an easy life until an unexpected tragedy strikes; Amanda, a striking beauty who will sacrifice anything -- even her heart -- to secure the sort of financial security and social status she desires; and Norma, smart, attractive, and successful despite a powerful lack of confidence regarding one aspect of her life. They always imagined they would be friends for life, but when one of them makes the decision to follow her hearts desire, it will have a devastating impact on all three of them, leaving their friendship in tatters and their lives forever changed.

From the Publisher
New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain goes to the heart of what it means to be a woman, a wife, and a friend, in her powerful new novela story of love and betrayal that measures the limits of loyalty, friendship, and forgiveness.

They met at school and have been inseparable ever since: Cecile, confident, elegant daughter of privilege; Norma, extraordinarily gifted and sadly troubled; and beautiful, ambitious Amanda, determined to rise above her humble southern beginnings. Two are married. One despairs of ever finding love. Three women. Leading their busy adult lives. Yet first and always: friends.

Then something unexpected happens that forever alters their long, complicated friendship. A pivotal event, a shattering act of betrayal shifts the balance of power between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers. And in the months that follow, each of them will look at their families, their livesand one anotherdifferently.

And none of them will ever be the same.
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Cecile, Norma and Amanda first met at school. Two of them are married and one doesn't think she will ever get married Three women, all leading their busy adult lives. Yet first and always:friends.
Something happens that will forever alter their long friendship. A pivotal event, a shattering act of betrayal, shifts the balance of power between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers. And in the months to follow each of them will look at their families, their lives and each other differently
And non of them will ever be the same.
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A story of love and betrayal that measures the limits of loyalty, friendship, and forgiveness.
They met at school and have been inseparable ever since. Cecile, confident, elegant daughter of privilege; Norma, extraordinarily gifted and sadly troubled; and beautiful, ambitious Amanda, determined to rise above her humble southern beginnings. Two are married. One despairs of ever finding love. Three women. Leading their busy adult lives. Yet first and always: friends.
Then something unexpected happens that forever alters their long, complicated friendship. A pivotal event, a shattering act of betrayal shifts the balance of power between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers. And in the months that follow, each of them will look at their families, their lives - and one another - differently.
And none of them will ever be the same.
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Very good