Bitter Sweet Author:LaVyrle Spencer The magical new novel from the author of Morning Glory and Vows. — In Bitter Sweet LaVyrle Spencer spins a spellbinding tale of true love and postponed romance between two spirited individuals, played out against the breathtaking landscape of Door County Wisconsia — High school seniors Maggie Pearson and Eric Severson were first-time lovers, their... more » ardor sweet and wondrous as they discovered each other beneath the blossoms of Easley apple orchard. They swore they?d be together always. Then college intervened and fate gave them different lives from the ones they?d envisioned on those summer nights in 19&5.
Twenty-three years later, Maggie is devastated when her husband dies in a plane crash, leaving her in Seattle with a college-age daughter, enough insurance money to make her independent, and an empty future. In an effort to pick up the pieces. she returns to Door County for the wedding of high school friends. There, at the crowded reception, she remeets Eric, now a captain of a charter fishing boat, and Nanc his wife.
Tall, blond, with Nordic good looks, his skin weathered and burnished by seasons on the lake, at forty Eric wants a child more than anything: but Nancy is unwilling to curtail her career as a traveling sales rep for an exclusive cosmetics company. Disillusioned with his marriage, and running out of ideas on how to save it, Eric finds himself drawn once again to his high school sweetheart.
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easy smile; he used to call her Mag Mgirl ?and no? she was back Maggie impulsively buys sprawling Victorian home on the bay and resolutely goes shout restoring it to its original gabled grandeur When she cpeflS Harding House as a bed-and-breakfast inn, the f widow begins to realize there are still things left to he q
In the ensuing year Maggie and Eric find their attraction to one another slowly rekindling, while Eric finds his empt3? marriage lacking. Both moral people, they try to stay apart and deny their feelings, but love must save its way In the midst of their forbidden reunion, as thes endure the censure of town and family they must each struggle with choices and consequences both bitter and sweet
Brimming with emotion, superb storytelling, the richly drawn characters and spirited passion that make all her books irresistible and exquisitely satisfying. Bitter Sweet is another masterful novel in the heartwarming Spencer tradi tion?and is destined to mark her triumphant return to bestseller lists across the country
LaVyrle Spencer is the winner of many awards, among them two Waldenbooks bestseller awards, four Golden Medal lions for Best Historical Romance from the Romance Writers of America, as well as its RITA Award for Career Excellence. She lives in Stillwatet Minnesota, with her husband. They have two adult daughters. Bitter Sweet is her fifteenth book.« less