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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We follow Eddie and his family deal with their grief over the loss of their wife, mother, daughter and sister. Powerful, moving, and deeply affecting, Then Came Heaven is a celebration of love and tenderness, a book LaVyrle Spencer’s fans are sure to cherish long after the last page is turned.

Their relationship was sweet and very gentle. For some reason, I was so touched, I decided to write. Sister Regina, the girls?

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Condensed versions of many of her novels have appeared in Reader’s Digest and Good Housekeeping. Everybody rallies round to help the bereaved family, including Irene, Krystyna’s plain and lonely sister — herself long in love with Eddie — and Sister Regina, one of Anne and Lucy’s teachers at the school.

She has been a loyal Catholic, helping the parish with food, rides, and many other kind deeds. Main SelectionCan love survive a shattering loss?

It is, after all, a romance and Spencer is good at thenn so you may find yourself misty-eyed in spite of yourself. It was published in Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer This was a very good love story that had a different plot than your average love story. Dec 31, Pages Buy.


No bodice ripping cheese here. Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. He is the custodian at the church and school where her work is.

At the start of the book, Ms Spencer explained that this was to be the last book she would write before retiring from writing forever. Mar 08, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Truly a charming, delightful read. Return to Book Page.

The rest, as they say, is history. I am from the area where many of her stories cake written and while visiting the town she had resided in, a local resident said she no longer lives there Hasting, Minnesota. Even as she questions her vocation and makes the decision of whether or not to leave it, never is the Catholic church negatively treated.

LaVyrle Spencer’s last book as she retired from writing. Added by 1 of our members.

She used such precision and accuracy, through her research. A grief-stricken widower learns to vame his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer’s touching and emotionally charged new novel.

Her husband, Eddie and her daughters Ann and Lucy are devastated. Krystyna was everything to him–his true companion. Harry Potter Years by J.

I was all set to bristle if Spencer put down the nuns or slighted religious life. But I enjoyed the story. Love this Book I’ve read book before and ordering for my sister to enjoy. I hope someday she may consider writing again, otherwise I will continue to enjoy A wonderful story of tyen simpler time where family, neighbors and church were central to a community. 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 time, the rapidity of the whole situation bothered m I read this for the first time about 12 years ago, while still living in Halifax. Thrilled’and secretly frightened’they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.

I know these towns.

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She is a treasure. It just seems to me that I have been reading so many great novels recently that I found this little romance just too predictable.

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. However, sometimes the resolution is just too easy. You may also like.

Then Came Heaven

Jul 26, Thne. Joseph’s school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Apr 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it Recommended to Rebecca by: So, although it seems like an unlikely theme – an ex-nun falling in love with a widow with two daughters – it’s really a wonderful read. She has completely captured the ‘s small town America that is sheltered and nourished by the Catholic church. This was a very good love story that had a different plot than your average love story.

Though I am an atheist now, I was raised a strict Roman Catholic with an aunt for a nun and two cousins were priests.