Thursday, December 13, 2007

“Then Came Heaven” by LaVyrle Spencer

Then Came Heaven” by LaVyrle Spencer
1997, GP Putnam’s Sons
ISBN: 0-399-14369-6

Then Came Heaven” by LaVyrle Spencer is one terrific story. Sister Regina, a kind and loving Benedictine nun, becomes involved with a family who suffers a terrible loss. The man, Eddie and his two daughters are grief stricken when Krystyna, his wife dies in a train accident.

Krystyna is loved in the town and everyone pulls together to help the family during their time of grieving. Sister Regina is Lucy and Anne’s teacher and although she wants to help them she is unable, because of Holy Rule, to express herself in any other way than that of being a nun.

It is not, though, the first time she has felt dissatisfied with her life as a nun, but it is this event that is the catalyst to move this story forward.

Without giving too much away, if you like to read about nuns and if you like love stories you’re going to love this one. As with my old rule of thumb….this is a three hanky tear jerker. I found myself crying many times as I read this book.

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