On the eve of World War II, two people are brought together by fate and discover an unexpected passion. Will drifts into Whitney, Georgia, one lazy afternoon in the summer of 1941, dragging his lonely past behind him. All he asks is for a chance to love. Then he sees Elly's classified ad for a husband, and when he steps across Elly's cluttered yard, Will knows he has come home at last.
"Amazing story and narration!"
Two brothers work a rich and bountiful land - and one extraordinary woman shares their lives. To Jonathan Gray, Mary is a devoted and giving mate. To Aaron, she is a beloved friend. But seven childless years of marriage have forced Jonathan to ask the unthinkable of his brother and his wife - binding the two people he cares for most with an act of desire born of compassion...awakening Mary to the pain of infidelity and to all the bittersweet joy and heartache that passionate love can bring.
"Beautifully Done L.S.!"
In Separate Beds, two attractive, headstrong people meet - and fireworks ensue.
Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant.
Newly widowed, still beautiful, and suddenly wealthy, Maggie Pearson Stearn has come home to Wisconsin to start a new life. The recent death of her much-loved husband has left an empty space in her heart. Back on familiar ground, with a gratifying business venture off to promising start, she finds a new zest for life in the rekindling of old friendships-and of her love affair with her high-school sweetheart.
"Memorable - all time favorite"
When a new student transfers to principal Tom Gardner's school, Tom instantly recognizes that this teenager is the son he never knew he had, the result of a one-night stand years before. Raised by an adoring and fiercely independent mother who never revealed the name of his biological father, Kent Arens is a fine young man. But his very presence represents something deeper- and darker-to the members of Tom Gardner's family.
"One of my favorites."
Agatha was the picture of primness and propriety, although her green eyes could blaze with anger or sparkle with humor. Scott was the picture of lazy charm and happy indifference to what others thought was right and wrong. They were enemies, then friends. Then the sweet innocence of a child opened their eyes and their hearts. And in each other's arms they were reborn by the soft, wondrous gift of love.
Eddie Olczak, devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his wife, Krystyna, their 2 daughters, and the Catholic church where he both works and worships. So when a tragic accident takes Krystyna's life, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. Friends and family rally around the Olczaks in their time of grief, but with Sister Regina, things are different.
"Audio Quality is horrible"
Out of the deepest grief, the greatest love. A widowed woman in her forties, Lee Reston has overcome many obstacles to raise her 3 children and run a prosperous business. Tragedy comes once again when a motorcycle accident kills her eldest son. Lee turns to his best friend for comfort, and as they mourn together, she finds emotions stirring within her that she never thought she would feel again.
"Depressing to listen to"
Tess "Mac" McPhail is one of country music's brightest lights, a multimillionaire accustomed to public adoration and the demands of a stellar career. 18 years after leaving her hometown, Mac is summoned back by her sisters to help care for their widowed mother. If the difficulties of a jealous sister and an intractable parent aren't enough, Mac faces the indifference of Kenny Kronek, the neighbor she taunted through high school, who has turned into a handsome divorcé. Discovering that Kenny's daughter Casey is a promising country singer, Mac becomes her mentor and eventually wins Kenny's heart. But as the pampered star learns to treasure the newfound commitments of family and community, her relationships are threatened by her return to Nashville and the trappings of superstardom. Small Town Girl is an affecting, scintillating, lyrical novel that could only come from the gifted pen of LaVyrle Spencer.
"Not at all what I expected"
Confident, practical Winn never dreamed that her perfect wedding plans could go awry. But Joseph knows that the heart does not lie, and though Winn is promised to another man, it is with him that she'll find the love of a lifetime.
As innocent as she was unsure, Theresa Brubaker had lived much of her 25 years trapped in a body she loathed. Her precious beauty was treasured by everyone but herself - until a very special man showed her a very special love. Proud, sensitive, caring, Brian Scanlon sought to unleash the butterfly wrapped in Theresa's cocoon of inhibitions. But trust for Theresa came haltingly and a bold, courageous decision she makes alone nearly destroys the promise of their love.
Best-selling author of Vows and The Gamble and winner of the Golden Medallion for Best Historical Romance awarded by the Romance Writers of America, LaVyrle Spencer now tells the story of a man and a woman drawn together by fortune, kept together by destiny and finally the unlikely winners at a rich, surprising passion.
A divorced woman, Roberta Jewett, returns to Camden, Maine, with her 3 daughters, to start a new life on her own. It's the summer of 1916 and Roberta faces the obstacles of rumors and innuendo, not to mention the lack of support from her mother and sister. In her efforts to rebuild both her life and a ramshackle house on the harbor, Roberta endures violence, betrayal, and her share of pain. But she also finds love, friendship, and acceptance from a most unlikely source.
"I loved this book ..."
In is 1876, in the still-wild Dakota territories...Sarah Merritt arrives in the mining town of Dead-wood, intent on finding her runaway younger sister Addie and starting a newspaper. When she sets up her printing press in the middle of Main Street, she finds herself at loggerheads with the handsome, headstrong Sheriff Noah Campbell, who places her under arrest. From the battle of wills between Sarah and the Sheriff emerges a story of innocence lost and regained and a love destined to overcome all odds.
"Abridgement of Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer"