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By Belva Plain

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440216872, 464pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 1997

With her three children, beautiful home, and loving husband, Margaret Crane is a woman others would envy.Adam's job has cushioned them nicely over the years, and it should be a time of contentment, rewards, of new challenges together.But lately Adam has been working too late, too hard, at the office. Margaret is sure it's just the rumored takeover of his company--until she meets Randi, The Other Woman...
Meanwhile, Nina, the orphaned cousin the Cranes raised as their own daughter, is reveling in New York.She thinks she's found Mr. Right in Keith, a brilliant investment banker.But Keith has a secret he has not shared with Nina.All he asks for is time...and patience.And as Nina clings to stolen weekends with Keith, Margaret plays dutiful wife, trying to ignore warning signs of her own failing marriage.A rift has developed between the two women who have loved each other as mother, daughter, friends.Keith is not welcome in Margaret's home.And Nina herself is the other woman...

About the Author
Belva Plain (1915 2010) was the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels with both period and contemporary settings and themes.

Praise For Promises

"Belva Plain is in a class by herself."
--The New York Times

"An emotionally compelling novel."

"A superb storyteller...a talent worth remembering...Mrs. Plain's novels are good stories well told."
--Newark Star-Ledger

"A brilliant portrayal...the author takes us once again into the soul of the American family." --Leader (Lovington, New Mexico.)

"Belva Plain writes with authority and integrity."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"A consummate storyteller whose skills at bringing likable characters, turbulent events and moving emotional drama together in a fabulous story has never been better."
-- Rave Reviews