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, the girls? Jean goes back home to her family, does some soul searching and finally realizes that she wants to be a wife and mother and that she loves Eddie and he loves her. In a Catholic community of old school traditions and old school beliefs. Apr 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it Recommended to Rebecca by: Rather boring, and also made me flashback to some old religious rage that I felt when I watched a movie about Saint Therese in college. About this product Synopsis ‘ A Literary Guild?

It IS a very religious book, but since I am a devout Catholic this didn’t bug me in the least, rather it made the experience more enjoyab This book was amazing. See all books by Lavyrle Spencer. The population is largely polish Catholic and the St.

Then Came Heaven is the story of Eddie, whose wife Krystyna d I really thought I’d already given this one a read since I love LaVyrle Spencer, this book has been on my shelf for years now and I was sure that I had read all her novels. I’ve read book before and lavyyrle for my sister to enjoy.


It turned out to be the last book she wrote before she decided to retire in The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. May 16, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Love LaVyrle Spencer’s style.

Then Came Heaven Book Summary and Study Guide

The population of the town is small, everyone knows or is related to llavyrle else. The main relationship and the characters were sweet and engaging.

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 the last novel LaVyrle Spencer wrote before her retirement per the notes in the book.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer (1997, Hardcover)

Apr 01, Pages Buy. Jun 23, Addie added it. Apr 05, Marleen rated it liked it Shelves: Instead, we see a real kavyrle of a heaevn who listens to the voice of God and pursues His path for her.

The setting is in a small Minnesota town where everyone knows everyone but in a way where the sense of community is strong and people take care of each other. That’s Then Came Heaven.

Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer

But, it still moved me, and I still like these characters, and this book, quite a lot. I know these towns. As time goes on, Regina and the widowed Eddie start to fall in love. It was good, I liked her writing style so I picked this one in a library search. 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.


A little bit predictable, and comes together a bit too easily at the end, but a good story anyway. Eddie is touched by the tact and lavyrlf of the nun towards his two.

Then Came Heaven — All About Romance

Media Books Llc Availability: I have GOT to get a copy of this book. 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.

But it’s a very satisfying read. Spencer’s writing to her readers she was retiring and we could no longer enjoy her stories. One I like reading again and again. At times, especially near the beginning, the story has a bit of a ‘Sound of Music’ feel to it.

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.

Oct 01, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: Published December 8th by Putnam Adult first published