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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Sister Regina is fantastic and her metamorphosis from nun to woman is terr Probably my favorite of all LaVyrle Spencer’s books. 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. A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer’s touching and emotionally charged new novel. The romance which she writes are so wonderful, and realistic.

Jul 20, Jan rated it really liked it Shelves: The population of the town is small, everyone knows or is related heven everyone else. Life is hsaven about perfect for Eddie Olczak. Hexven books have been sold to book clubs worldwide, and have been published around the world. Joseph’s school, has always felt a special affinity for the family.


Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, But if you enjoy a leisurely book that captures the life of a bygone time, you will probably enjoy Then Came Heaven.

I haven’t checked whether or not she ever made a comeback, but I assume this was her last book. Trivia About Then Came Heaven.

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Spiritual Fiction Contemporary Romance. Jul 26, Pages. The whole “asking forgiveness when you’ve done nothing wrong” and “submitting with obedience” to hypocrites and self-righteous asshattery makes my blood boil. Jul 26, Pages Buy. He is the custodian at the church and school where her work is.

May 16, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: The reader gets a real cams for how close knit a community this little town is: Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This item doesn’t belong on this page. 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.

Whether set in the Old West or in present day suburban Minnesota, a Spencer novel means seeing love in a new light and meeting characters… More about Lavyrle Spencer. Why was the lead character so driven at his job as the church caretaker?


Books by LaVyrle Spencer. Oct 03, Ashley rated it it was ok. 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. I loved all the characters, and felt my heart pull for every single ,avyrle.

Return to Book Page. This is not a light reading book, but I am supremely glad that it crossed my path.

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It’s a long, slow-burn type of story. As Sister Regina tries to regain her vows as a nun, she is having second thoughts about whether she should seek dispensation of her vows. Eddie is too good to be true, but a wonderful character. Looking for More Great Spenecr Ellen Micheletti Review Date: