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 love story bears a shocking resemblance to the nun-doctor romance in Call the Midwife, so if you’re a fan of that, it’s a good bet you’ll like this book. This is a book I like a lot. Krystyna was everything to him’his true lavyroe. But if you enjoy a leisurely book that captures the life of a bygone time, you will probably enjoy Then Came Heaven. She is a treasure. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her.

But still, she struggles with some of the vows she took as a nun, especially the vow of obedience. Their story got lost in the shuffle of community, and I was sad for that loss. Such a pleasure to read.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer

It has its cheesy moments and its teary moments you owe me a box of tissues for that first pages, LaVyrlebut overall, lqvyrle was one of those books that I really looked forward to coming home and reading at the end of the day — which hasn’t happened Sometimes you just need a good, old-fashioned, comforting love story.


Ellen Micheletti Review Date: I liked the characters well enough. It turned out cam be the last book she wrote before she decided to retire in The romance got lost in the shuffle sometimes and that frustrated me.

She finds she has feeling for Eddie and his daughters, and he has feelings for her. I have read and own all haven her books and this was the last one I read in order this time I went to St. Still, a very loving romance. The reader gets a real sense for how close knit a community this little town is: Jan 25, Samm Seals rated it liked it.

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These “ordinary” men and women are warm and vulnerable and are always portrayed sympathetically. Now the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her more insistently. I hadn’t quit reeling and grieving for Krystyna when I saw the first sparks fly between Eddie and Sister Regina. This being LaVryle Spencers last book, I am sorry not to have any more of her books to read, but I enjoyed the ones she did write. The Angelus bell, heavenn during Lent, and the smell of candlewax and incense in church are all just some of the old customs she writes about.

May 16, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: The population is largely polish Ca,e and the St. When she sees that she can no lo In a small town in Minnesota a loving wife and mother tries to beat a train and is killed.

She is the nun who teaches his daughters, who is closest to them and who the family turns to in their need.

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Lavjrle book also convinced me thoroughly that I could never be a nun. A wonderful story of a simpler time where family, neighbors and church were central to a community. I had read this before but had mostly forgotten it. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, Eddie and Jean were likable characters, but they were not as memorable as Jesse and Abigail from Hummingbird.


Buy Then Came Heaven: Spencer’s writing to her readers she was retiring and we could no longer enjoy her stories. Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. Jun 03, Lana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am rhen glad that I gave it a chance. A little bit predictable, and comes together a bit too easily at the end, but a good story anyway. They are always ready to help anybody in any way they can. Spencer is known for creating realistic characters and stories that focu LaVyrle Spencer is an American best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels.

Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. Love LaVyrle Spencer’s style.

However, this could have been due to the fact that novel was set in the s. Apr 14, Catherine added it. It is about her journey of discovery about what identifies our spiritual worth in the Kingdom, and yes it is also a love story. Joseph’s, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The rules of the community, which once had provided her spencerr a sense of comfort and stability, now seem like a straitjacket — binding her, and preventing her from expressing her feelings.