My first Belva Plain book was found in a used book rack which is a feature in a country restaurant/ convenience store in Beaver Cove, Cape Breton. I had found that first book was perfect for days spent at our cabin, which is in that area. It was, to my mind, a “ladies” book. One in which the author mulls about such things as relationships, duty, taste, and the unexpected ways families will evolve through the times.
“Harvest” is more of the same, which is what one looks for when sitting down to a Belva Plain novel. Setting is mostly New York. It does give a good sense of neighbourhood(s). She is an very observant people watcher, and her characters, which are drawn out with careful detail, have a staying power long after her books are set down. Almost as though, they have become our neighbours, our friends.
Where I got it: In Vincent and Sandy’s box of “give away books”.
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date Published: September, 1990