Daybreak Author:Belva Plain The doctor's office is cool, white, sterile. But the doctor's words are searing: blood tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's beloved, dying son is not their child. Now they must face Peter's death and and the shock of having a son they have never met. Grieving, yet compelled,... more » they begin a search that will tear two familes apart.
Laura and "Bud" Rice share an elegant home and two children, brilliant, handsome Tom, and cherished, chronically ill eleven-year-old Timmy. But after nineteen years of marriage, Laura's respectable husband is a stranger--and the reason for Tom's escalating involvement with a group of campus bigots. Suddenly the Crawfields enter their lives and shatter their fragile world. As the Rices' quiet Southern town explodes with hate and violence, the two familes must embrace--or be destroyed by--the shattering truth.« less
Another excellent book by Belva Plain. Since reading this one and After the fire, I now keep my eye out for all of her books and buy them whenever possible. Belva Plain is a really good writer and she really makes the characters come alive on the pages. By the time you are done with the book, you feel you really know the characters in the book as if they were your neighbors.
Belva Plain is an excellent author but I found myself skipping sections because I could not get into it at first. By time I did get into it was about half way through and then it held my attention to the end of the book.
i have always enjoyed Belva Plain books ever since "Evergreen". Ms Plain writes about family and relationships, choices and results of those choices down thru generations. This book was right in keeping with her other novels.