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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Jan 25, Samm Seals rated it liked it. Yet, there was some repercussions but nothing I would expect from such a situation. Such a pleasurable read Great book, very compelling. Apr 14, Catherine added it. Jan 21, Kacey rated it it was amazing.

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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. The story begins on a late summer day, when a train and a car race to the crossing, and the car loses.

He and Krystyna loved each other devotedly and he is lost without her. 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. I have read and own all of her books and this was the last one I read in order this time No bodice ripping cheese here. I enjoyed this book as a piece of Americana, but to be truthful, it did not have the emotional intensity of Morning Glory nor the sweep of Years. 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.


She is responsible for three of my favorites; Morning GloryBittersweetand Years. The last or so pages made up for it enough to give Eddie and Jean 3 out of 5 stars.

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It is about her journey of discovery about what identifies our spiritual worth in the Kingdom, and yes it is also a love story. Eddie and Jean were spenecr characters, but they were not as memorable as Jesse and Abigail from Hummingbird.

It has its cheesy moments and its teary moments you owe me a box of tissues for that first pages, LaVyrlebut overall, it 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.

Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. Another beautifully written book from Spnecer The tragedy hits the town hard. Deeply religious, there are strong Catholic undertones and the Catholic school classes are still taught by nuns.

The whole town grieves with him, including the teachers at the school who are Benedictine lwvyrle.

Then Came Heaven

She is a treasure. It was so touching, heart-breaking The nuns and their life are depicted with truth and fairness. When she sees that she can no longer be a nun, and goes through the process to become free.

Krystyna was everything to him’his true companion. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 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. It was about a nun who fell in love with a widow and his children. Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, She retired from writing in In the past, Sister Regina had bristled under the constraints of the order, but always reaffirmed her commitment through prayer and contemplation.


I recommend it to anyone seeking a feel-good read and wanting to remember days of simpler times. He works at the Catholic Church and school as a janitor and falls in love with a nun who falls in love with him.

Refresh and try again. February 13, Publication Date: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Love this Book I’ve read book before and ordering for my sister to enjoy. The families are all recently from the old country, all know each other, all eat the same foods, and all life centers around the central Catholic Church.

This remains a favourite of mine and is a definite keeper. See all books by Lavyrle Spencer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dec 31, Pages Buy. Lists with This Book.

I was drawn into this love story almost before I knew what hit me. She created this sweet love story around lavyle young Catholic nun questioning her vocation- non I had found one of her books in a garage sale and read it.

It’s no spoiler to reveal that Regina leaves the sisterhood, because it’s obvious from the start that’s what will happen.

It was this book, in fact, that prompted me to write my own first novel since childhood – not the book itself, really, but the touching afterword in which the author discusses her retirement.