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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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Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. A sweet love story, but once again I was drawn more to the family and community than anything else. There is plenty of good stuff Then Came Heaven is just about as far as I can get from my normal reading but at the prodding of my mother — fascinated at how it portrays life as she grew up — I gave it a go.

She used such precision and accuracy, through her research. See details for additional description. It seemed a little soon to me. 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.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer (1997, Hardcover)

I purchased the book for xame vacation read during a Minnesota vacation, only to find that it was set very near to where I was. Sometimes you just need a good, old-fashioned, comforting love story.


See all 4 brand new listings. I’m sure she will picture herself in many places in the book. Show More Show Less. Jean her name after she leaves the convent has always admired the devotion Eddie has shown to his family, but her attraction to him is only one of the reasons why she thdn the convent. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.

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These “ordinary” men and women are warm and vulnerable and are always portrayed sympathetically. The ones with historical settings don’t seem to have dated either, which IMO is quite an achievement for books written in the s. This being LaVryle Spencers last book, I am sorry not to have any more of her books to read, but I enjoyed heaevn ones she did write. Jul 20, Jan rated it really liked lavyrlw Shelves: Bantam Doubleday Dell Availability: There is plenty of good stuff here.

The story is lovely and really drew me into the lives of both Eddie and Sister Regina. Joseph’s church is a central part of their lives. This was a very touching read by a talented author.

Thrilled—and secretly frightened—they must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices. About Then Came Heaven Can love survive heavven shattering loss? I like how she developed the story around the beliefs of the people involved and kept them true and pure til the end.


Still a pleasant enough book. I read this for the first time about 12 years ago, while still living in Halifax. Spencer’s writing to her readers she was retiring and we could no longer enjoy her stories. The way the author describes the emotions of these people is so realistic beaven 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.

Mar 08, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: It was about a nun who fell in love with a widow and his children. This whole first section of the book had me feeling weepy. Add to Cart Add to Cart. This is not a light reading book, but I am supremely glad that it crossed my path. At spenceer start of the book, Ms Spencer camd that this was to be t Another beautiful read from this talented writer.