A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in this touching and emotionally charged novel from New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer. Set in , in Spencer’s (Small Town Girl) hometown of Browerville, Minn., this gentle tale of forbidden love (which Spencer says will be her last book) brings. But if you enjoy a leisurely book that captures the life of a bygone time, you will probably enjoy Then Came Heaven. This is LaVyrle Spencer’s.
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A sweet love story, but once again I was drawn more to the family and community than anything else. Can’t believe she’s been missing from life. Jul 23, Sara Pauff rated it liked it Shelves: But still, she struggles with some of the vows she took as a nun, especially the vow of obedience.
Deep inside, they realize there is camee between them’more than a ,avyrle, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls.
When someone who is well-loved by many dies suddenly like that, they are often raised to near sainthood and that is a theme that is overworked in this book. Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. LaVyrle Spencer’s books are always interesting and this was no exception, but I would not class it as one of her best.
She has been a loyal Catholic, helping the parish with food, rides, and many other kind deeds. See 1 question about Then Came Heaven…. She is a wonderful and devoted teacher, and also has a deep and sincere faith. Krystyna was everything to him–his true companion. This book introduced slencer to LaVyrle; how sad I was when I learned she was no longer writing.
Jean goes back home csme her family, does some soul searching and finally realizes that she wants to be a wife and mother and that she loves Eddie and he loves her.
Also by Lavyrle Spencer. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, And you care about these characters right from the start. She leaves behind 2 motherless little girls, a heartbroken sister who has been like a second mother to the girls, and a grief-stricken husband, as well as a young nun who questions God’s wisdom in taking Krystina and her choice to serve as a camf.
I was drawn into this love story almost before I knew what hit me. Show More Show Less.
Spiritual Fiction Contemporary Romance. I miss the novels she has not written in the past nearly 20 years. Re-reading this, I don’t know tehn I loved it as much as I did that first time.
Mar 08, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: At the start haven the book, Ms Spencer explained that this was to be the last book she would write before retiring from writing forever. In the past, Sister Regina had bristled under the constraints of the order, but always reaffirmed her commitment through prayer and contemplation.
Jan 21, Kacey rated it it was amazing. However, this could have been due to the fact that novel was set in the s. Please try again later. Sister Regina is fantastic and her metamorphosis from nun to woman is terrific. I am so glad that I gave it a chance.
Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. I went to St. The setting of small town s Americana almost becomes a character itself.
Still a bummer… For a last hurrah, this book lacked a bit. Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 08, Susan rated it liked it.
Dec 31, Pages. I loved this story of an ordinary man coping with grief carrying on spencr the death of his wife for the sake of his children and of Sister Regina’s spiritual conflict and affection for Eddie’s girls and growing feelings for Eddie himself.
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