Then Came Heaven

Then Came Heaven

Book - 1997
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Can love survive a shattering loss? A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in this touching and emotionally charged novel...

Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and from his work as dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever.

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. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. Now, the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her.

As Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths, they realize there is something between them--a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled--and secretly frightened--they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.

A Literary Guild Main Selection

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1997.
ISBN: 9780515124620
0515124621
9780399143694
0399143696
Branch Call Number: FIC/Spenc 3588mb 1
FIC/Spenc 3588vb 1
FIC/Spenc 3588a4 1
Characteristics: xiii, 332 p.

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Audrey1976
Dec 30, 2014

I so wish Lavyrle Spencer never retired! Yes, she's known as a romance author, but this novel is not just for romance readers. It is a truly heartfelt story of a man and woman who fall in love, and the obstacles and restrictions that get in the way. The author does a splendid job of describing life for a nun during this time period, where it was forbidden to even hug a parishioner. The subject matter covers grief, loss, love and family. You will love this novel.

booklady1 Feb 23, 2013

This is a special story that captures the feeling of lost love years wasted and Temptation...This is a very touching love story. I couldn't stop the tears, from falling down my face. he fond love again...and she fall in love for the first time. a story filled with the richness of friends, relatives, and acquaintances. a prince of a guy we all dream of having. FYI if you are looking for lots of sex it's not in this book. has much as I love me a hot book a BOOKWORM like myself that have been reading different genres of books since I was 2 yrs of age know that a great story is not based on sex alone. I highly recommend Morning Glory another book from this author it is a really great story! and yes sex is in that book LOL!!!

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