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LaVyrle Spencer

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LaVyrle Spencer was born in Browerville, Minnesota on July 17, 1943. While working as a teacher's aide at Osseo Junior High School, she started writing her first novel, The Fulfillment, which was published in 1979. She has written more than a dozen novels that have hit the New York Times bestseller visa mer list, and many of her works have been condensed for Reader's Digest and Good Housekeeping. She has won five Romance Writers of America RITA Awards for her novels The Endearment, Hummingbird, Twice Loved, The Gamble, and Morning Glory. In 1988, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Many of her novels have been made into television movies including The Fulfillment, Home Song, and Family Blessings and the major motion picture Morning Glory. She retired from writing in 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av LaVyrle Spencer

Sommaren vid havet (1996) 772 exemplar
Kärlek för frusna hjärtan (1989) 767 exemplar
Bara en gång blommar hjärtat (1997) 737 exemplar
Så kom himlen (1997) 624 exemplar
Separate Beds (1985) 558 exemplar
November i mitt hjärta (1993) 534 exemplar
Family Blessings (1994) 511 exemplar
Kärleksgåvan (1990) 477 exemplar
In the Name of Honor (2010) — Författare — 461 exemplar
Ett löfte om kärlek (1995) 461 exemplar
Hummingbird (1983) 451 exemplar
Bygones (1992) 423 exemplar
Years (1986) 417 exemplar
The Gamble (1984) 417 exemplar
The Endearment (1982) 414 exemplar
Forgiving (1991) 412 exemplar
The Fulfillment (1979) 341 exemplar
Vows (1988) 332 exemplar
Twice Loved (1984) 327 exemplar
Spring Fancy (1984) 322 exemplar
Sweet Memories (1984) 289 exemplar
The Hellion (1984) 279 exemplar
A Promise to Cherish (1983) 110 exemplar
Forsaking All Others (1983) 95 exemplar
N'aimer qu'une fois (1999) 3 exemplar
Perdón (1993) 2 exemplar
Seleções de livros. - (2001) 1 exemplar
Un verano, una mujer (2000) 1 exemplar
Seconde Mere -La (1999) 1 exemplar
Destino y deseo (2002) 1 exemplar
Amargo pero dulce (1994) 1 exemplar
Un puente al amor (Homesong) (1999) 1 exemplar
The Brethern 1 exemplar
Gamble (2000) 1 exemplar
Hazard (2003) 1 exemplar
Hlas srdce (1994) 1 exemplar
Odpuštění (2000) 1 exemplar
Kísért a múlt (1993) 1 exemplar
Přísahy 1 exemplar
Sydänten kesä (1997) 1 exemplar
Cache-cache amoureux (1999) 1 exemplar
Les Embruns du coeur (1998) 1 exemplar
Oddělené ložnice (1994) 1 exemplar
a braccia aperte 1 exemplar

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USA (birth)
Browerville, Minnesota, USA
Browerville, Minnesota, USA
Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
Teacher's aide
Spencer, Dan (husband)
Spencer, Amy (daughter)
Spencer, Beth (daughter)
Kort biografi
LaVyrle was born on July 17, 1943 in Browerville, Minnesota, USA, where she grew up. Married with her high school sweetheart Dan Spencer, shortly after her graduation, they had two daughters, Amy and Beth (d. 1990).

LaVyrle worked as a teacher's aide at Osseo Junior High School, when in her thirties, she read Kathleen E. Woodwiss's novel "The Flame and Flower", which gave her the idea to become a novelist. She decided to try transferring to paper a recurring dream she was having about a story based on her grandmother's lifestyle on a Minnesota farm. Her story became her first manuscript, The Fulfillment, that she sent to Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The bestselling author read the novel and promptly mailed it to her own editor at Avon. The editor purchased the novel, which was published in 1979. She was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1988. She wrote 23 sweet historical and contemporary novels. Published around the world, her works included 12 New York Times Bestsellers, and have been won 4 RITA Awards, 3 Golden Medallion Award and a Minnesota Book Awards. LaVyrle said: "the trademark of my books is mending relationships, showing people how to mend relationships."

LaVyrle was a founding member of the Midwest Fiction Writers (MFW), chapter 24 of the Romance Writers of America. Four of LaVyrle's novels were produced as television movies: The Fulfillment in 1989 (She and her husband appear as extras in the film), Morning Glory in 1993, Home Song in 1996 and Family Blessings in 1999.

LaVyrle and her husband are grandparents. Her husband was a retired estimator for a general contractor, and she also decided to retire from writing in 1997, after 18 years of career. They live in a Victorian house in her native Minnesota, where she enjoys gardening, cooking, playing bass guitar and electric piano, and photography.




I’ll try to form clearer thoughts later, but right now I know I loved this book. Even though there could have been significant cuts. All the sighs.
s_carr | 9 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |
LaVyrle Spencer is a joy to read and Emily Sutton-Smith does an excellent job of narrating. The hero and heroine are two people who have never really had much love in their lives and when Elly is widowed with two young sons, another baby on the way, and no real family or friends to support her, she advertises for a husband. Will just needs to find a place to restart.

FROM AMAZON: In town, they called her "Crazy Widow Dinsmore". But Elly was no stranger to their ridicule - she had been an outsider all her life, growing up in a boarded-up old house under the strict eye of her eccentric grandparents. Now she was all alone, with two little boys to raise, and a third child on the way.

Will Parker drifted into Whitney, Georgia, one lazy afternoon in the summer, hoping to put his lonely past behind him. He yearned for the tenderness he had never known, the home he'd never had. All he needed was for someone to give him a chance.

Then he saw her classified ad: WANTED - A husband. When he stepped across Elly Dinsmore's cluttered yard, Will knew he had come home at last....
… (mer)
Gmomaj | 24 andra recensioner | Dec 7, 2023 |
FROM AMAZON: Eighteen years ago, Tess McPhail left her tiny hometown of Wintergreen, Missouri, for the bright lights of Nashville and never looked back. Now, one of country music's biggest stars, "Mac" is a hardworking woman with little time for a personal life - until her sister insists she come home to help care for their widowed mother.

The welcome Mac receives is less than warm, especially from her former next-door neighbor Kenny Kronek. With a teenage daughter to raise, the handsome divorce refuses to give Mac the time of day. But when Mac discovers that Kenny's daughter is a promising country talent, she begins mentoring the girl in the music of love - and opening her own hardened heart to a man who makes her soul sing....… (mer)
Gmomaj | 8 andra recensioner | Sep 15, 2023 |
It is set in the 1980's, but the way the characters behave and the story line makes it seem like the 1960's. It is a pretty simple story with simple people. There was a lot of both characters running hot and cold for each other. Playing games with one another. It doesn't get a place on my bookshelf as I don't need to read it again.
Alainamac | 10 andra recensioner | Jul 26, 2023 |



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