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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The setting is in a small Minnesota town where everyone knows everyone but in a way where the sense of community is strong and people take care of each other.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer (1997, Hardcover)

This whole first section of the book had me feeling weepy. RowlingHardcover So as all good love stories, this one has a happy ending, too. But, it still moved me, and I still like these characters, and this book, quite a lot. I hope someday she may consider writing again, otherwise I will continue to enjoy A wonderful story of a simpler time where family, neighbors and church were central to a community.

She is the nun who teaches his daughters, who is closest to them and who the family turns to in their need. Hardcoverpages. Sister Regina, the girls? She used such precision and accuracy, through her research. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. I haven’t checked whether or not she ever made a comeback, but I assume this was her last book. As time goes on, Regina and the widowed Eddie start to fall in love.

Apr 08, Susan rated it liked it. The story presents life in small town mid-twentieth century America in an idealistic way.

I read this for the first time about 12 years ago, while still living in Halifax. This remains a favourite of mine and is a definite keeper. See all 4 brand new listings. Who couldn’t love it? About this product Synopsis ‘ A Literary Guild? One of the nuns, Sister Regina, is so sad for the children and their father.

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This one is set in her old hometown Browerville Heaen and she tells about her hraven back to the town and the names she uses in the novel in Author’s Note heavven the beginning of the book. Such a pleasure to read.

But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna’s life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. However, sometimes the resolution is just too easy. Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Them Books Llc Availability: We follow Eddie and his family deal with their grief over the loss of their wife, mother, daughter and sister. I loved this story of an ordinary man coping with grief carrying on after 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.

Part of the story was told from a nun’s perspective and told about thenn the meaningfulness and power of Catholicism, but also how parts of the religion did not seem to make much sense.

Rather boring, and also made me flashback to some old religious rage that I felt when I watched a movie about Saint Therese in college.

It was subtle, then suddenly it wasn’t. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, The idyllic time, the safe community, the devotion to faith and family. This was a very good love story that had a different plot than your average love story. Deep inside, they realize there is something between them’more than a kinship, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love lvayrle Krystyna and the girls.

Apr 04, Kate rated it really liked it. All of the characters aside from Sister Mary Charles are immensely likable, and it was the perfect escapist novel for me to read before bed while working on a major research project. Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak.


Oct 01, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: Deeply religious, there are strong Catholic undertones and the Catholic school classes are still taught by nuns. Probably my favorite of all LaVyrle Spencer’s books. It was heavrn ironic pick It’s a long, slow-burn type of story.

The way the author describes the emotions of these people is so realistic that I feel like I’m there with them, and I ache for the people left behind when Krystyna dies–although I always wonder why she raced that train when it’s clear she couldn’t make it from the enginee I love this book. Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Geaven continue to cross paths. At the local Catholic school, Sister Regina is the Olczak girls teacher and she is the one who has to break the news to his two young daughters.

Oct 03, Ashley rated it it was ok. The author put a lot of effort into setting and overall atmosphere than usual. Spencer is heven for creating realistic characters and stories that focu LaVyrle Spencer is an American best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels.

The places she speaks about is from my home area, and from what I know historically, they are very accurate novels. Another beautiful read from this talented writer.

Then Came Heaven — All About Romance

Looking for More Great Reads? I’m not usually a fan of angsty, weepy type books, or books where characters die, but in this case it’s about those who are moving on after the loss.

I’ve recently been rereading some of her books and I’d forgotten what a quality writer she is.