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by Jacqueline Briskin

  • Author: Jacqueline Briskin
  • ISBN: 0440501784
  • ISBN13: 978-0440501787
  • ePub: 1635 kb | FB2: 1357 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (1989)
  • Pages: 538
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 332
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The naked heart ePub download

Jacqueline Briskin excels herself in this beautiful tale narrated with such raw clarity that one can almost form a strong kinship with the characters' passions and strifes.

Jacqueline Briskin excels herself in this beautiful tale narrated with such raw clarity that one can almost form a strong kinship with the characters' passions and strifes. The saga revolves mainly around an deep yet turbolent friendship between Gilberte de Permont, daughter of aristocratic French parents with deep dark secrets forever haunting her life and the bubbly American Anne Blakely.

The Naked Heart book. For as long as I live, Father, the betrayer's family will suffer. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Jacqueline Briskin.

Jacqueline Briskin was born Jacqueline Orgell on December 18, 1927 in London, England. She enrolled at UCLA in pre-law, but quit after two years to marry Bert Briskin. In 1964, she took a night class at UCLA Extension called The Craft of Fiction

Jacqueline Briskin was born Jacqueline Orgell on December 18, 1927 in London, England. In 1964, she took a night class at UCLA Extension called The Craft of Fiction. Her first novel, California Generation, was published in 1970.

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Jacqueline Briskin, née Orgell (18 December 1927 – 24 December 2014) was a British-born American writer specializing in historical fiction from 1970 to 1995. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times bestseller's list. Her husband Bert Briskin was her agent, and one of her sons is Richard Sands.

Three sisters arrive in San Francisco after their mother dies with dreams of making a new life for themselves. Honora, the eldest, quickly falls in love with the suave and devastatingly handsome Curt Ivory, an employee at the engineering firm of the girls' wealthy uncle, Gideon Talbott. Alice Hollister grows up a migrant crop picker so desperate to escape the many abusive men in her life that she runs away from her beloved sister to make a new life for herself. Shortly after, she marries Barry Cordiner, an aspiring lawyer who is part of a close-knit family in the movie business.

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Briskin's 10th novel ( Dreams Are Not Enough ), a tale of romance and revenge set mostly in Paris during and after WW II, dishes up exciting action and steamy sex in ample plentitude to satisfy her fans' expectations. Betrayed to the Gestapo for Resistance activities, Gilberte de Permont's aristocratic parents are tortured before they are killed.

novel of romance and revenge set around Nazi Occupation
Hadadel
When Gilberte de Permont and her parents are taken away in the night by the Gestapo, held in prison, tortured and interrogated about their involvement in a Resistance dynamiting, she swears to her father that this treachery will not go unpunished. Someone they know informed, and when she's set free her life will be spent exacting revenge on that person, as well as that person's family, through the generations.

Time passes. Gilberte's parents have been killed, she's suffered rape after rape, both of which serve to strengthen her resolve. A few years down the road, she comes to find out it was the father of her best (and only) friend, Ann Blakely, who gave up the damning information. Ann's parents have died, so that leaves her ex-bestie to be recipient of the punishment. Despite her close friendship, Gilberte does what she's got to do: she gets down to the business of ruining Ann's life.

There are no surprises here; I could pretty much predict how this affair would end right from the beginning, but still this book has a good message that bears repeating. Briskin's writing is absorbing as usual, her characters well-hewn and easy to identify with. The revenge could have been a bit more deliciously evil, although if it was this probably wouldn't be the realistic novel that it is-- Gilberte would have been a villain, not a damaged person whose tragic wartime experiences warped her thinking. Lesson learned.
Blackbeard
When the Nazis occupied Paris during WW2, schoolfriends and neighbours, Gilberte,daughter of aristocratic French parents, and Anne, born in Paris of American expats, both become tragic victims of this cruel regime. Gilbert survives the war as a raped and tortured victim who lives with a Nazi general and becomes pregnant to him. With her head shaved as a collaborationist, she gives birth to a boy and survives in degradation as a prostitute. Anne was torn between saving herself with the help of Gilberts cousin Quent and staying with her ineffectual parents who dithered about leaving France.After the liberation of Paris, Anne and Gilberte met again with Anne finding medical supplies fot Gilberts baby, Michel.Anne has never forgotten her first lover,Quent but when she doesn't hear from him in some years, assumes that for him, it was just a fling and agrees to marry an American soldier Larry, dashing and fun as a soldier but a loser in civilian life.By lies and deception Gilberte marries Quent and she and Anne begin a successful clothes design company with Larry as the P.R. man. Gilberte however,is convinced that her dying father made her swear to kill the person who betrayed them and also their children.Annes father was unknowingly the cause of Gilbertes parents arrest and so she plots a terrible revenge on the woman she pretends to befriend. This is a tale of vengeance, betrayal and love which survives the terrors of the war years and beyond.
Kuve
I used to have this same book in mass market version then I lost it or misplaced it. But yes I can a test to the fact this a very good book.the story took place in ww2 Germany. and it was more espionage love story type book unfortunately the author. has passed away a while ago. Jacqueline briskin was excellent at what she did.
Bort
My bloodshot eyes these past couple of days are clear evidence that "The Naked Heart" is definitely a "can't put down" novel. Jacqueline Briskin excels herself in this beautiful tale narrated with such raw clarity that one can almost form a strong kinship with the characters' passions and strifes.
The saga revolves mainly around an deep yet turbolent friendship between Gilberte de Permont, daughter of aristocratic French parents with deep dark secrets forever haunting her life and the bubbly American Anne Blakely. Over a time span of two decades from wartorn, Nazi occupied Paris to England, America and back full circle to their homeland, the author depicts the intimate details surrounding their friendship, their lives and of those who loved them. It is a rich and complex story set against the background of the horrors of war and of those who survived it albeit with great psychological disturbances.
The handsome and affluent Quentin Dejong, a member of the Resistance enters the lives of both Anne and Gilbert with consequences which prove to be both extraordinary and devastating. Gilberte possesses a morbid obsession for her brave, distant cousin, a loveless bond which would eventually heighten her bitterness. Gilberte's horrific wartime experiences consume her with an unsatiable pursue for her final vendetta ... the noble oath she swore to her father. Anne on the other hand, makes an escape from Paris over the Alps, simultaneously falling deeply in love with Quentin, her saviour and eternal soulmate.
The saga moves on artfully and precicely to the moment the three of them finally meet once again in Los Angeles well after the liberation. The tale reaches its explosive climax as the secrets of the past begin to unravel and resurface, thus initiating a tornado of events which will inextricably alter their lives for ever.
A truly remarkable work of fiction entwined with clear historical details. It is a beautifully crafted novel...a powerful story about the bonds of frienship and the jealousy, betrayals and pain that it also inflicts.
Musical Aura Island
In this saga, you will follow two young girls, Gilberte and Ann, from 1941 to 1964. Engulfed in their experiences during the Nazi occupation in Paris, this saga encompasses Gilberte's vow to fulfill her father's dying wish to get even with his betrayers. Gilberte is imprisoned and tortured during the Occupation--Ann leaves her parents and flees with Quent Dejong (Gilberte's distant cousin) to Switzerland--then to the United States. From blackouts to the bright lights of New York, there is always a bond between Gilberte and Anne that even revenge can't separate.
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