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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One of the nuns, Sister Regina, is so sad for the children and their father. Dove Entertainment Inc Availability: It was published in Media Books Llc Availability: And the book is a picture-perfect moment in time. So as all good love stories, this one has a happy ending, too. He is the custodian at the church and school where her work is.

Harry Potter Years by J. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 08, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Love your work, LaVyrle. The places she speaks about is from my home area, and from what I know historically, they are very accurate novels. I am from the area where many of her stories were written and while visiting the town she had resided in, a local resident said she no longer lives there Hasting, Minnesota.

But, it still moved me, and I still like these characters, and this book, quite a lot. At times, especially near the beginning, the story has a bit of a ‘Sound of Music’ feel to it. Joseph’s, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But still, she struggles with some of the vows she took as a nun, especially the vow of obedience. Sadly it wasn’t the case here.


Now the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her more insistently. Melva Noakes is then came heaven on goodreads? Deep inside, they realize there is something between them’more than a kinship, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls.

Now, as Sister Regina and Eddie cross paths, they realize there is a connection between them that goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her.

Apr 08, Susan rated it liked it. However, there is plenty of tension and confilct in the story and the further you get into the book, the more you feel for these characters.

This book introduced me to LaVyrle; how sad I was when I learned she was no longer writing.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer

Then tragedy strikes — Krystyna is killed by a train as she ill-judgedly drives across the track. The characters are spencre, the secondary characters are wonderful, the settings are evoked so realistically, and the stories tug on your heartstrings. Her husband, Eddie and her daughters Ann and Lucy are devastated. Though I am an atheist now, I was raised a strict Roman Catholic with an aunt for a nun and two cousins were priests.

About this product Synopsis ‘ A Literary Guild? I hope someday she may consider writing again, otherwise I will continue to enjoy the ones lavyyrle written.

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Show less Show more. At the start of the book, Ms Spencer explained that this was to be t Another beautiful read from this talented writer.


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A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer’s touching and emotionally charged new novel. Stay in Touch Sign up. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, I have GOT to get a copy of this book.

Dec 18, Pygmy rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 06, Barbara M rated it really liked it Shelves: Main SelectionCan love survive a shattering loss? All without the slightest shred of depth or development. Love LaVyrle Spencer’s style. Everyone knows everyone else and looks out for each other’s children. This was a very touching read by a This is an updated review and even if this was not one of my favorite books by LaVyrle Spencer, who, for me, is truly a gifted romance author, this is still a lovely and very tender read.

The romance which she writes are so wonderful, and realistic. 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 engineers’ POV.

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A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he’s built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and is the dedicated handyman for St. Return to Book Page. She is responsible for three of my favorites; Morning GloryBittersweetand Years.