Book Reviews of Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet
Bitter Sweet
Author: LaVyrle Spencer
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515105216
ISBN-10: 051510521X
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 123 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I loved this book. A great romance, that is set in a small town in Door County, Wisconsin. I live in this area, so it was especially fun reading the book and being able to visualize the setting.
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LaVyrle Spencer never fails to keep the reader wanting more. A really wonderful story.
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I really enjoyed this book by LaVyrle Spencer. She has a way to get you involved in the story.
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Maggie

Shattered by the loss of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her. To be there for her teenaged daugher. And to face life again. When she returned to her Wisconsin hometown, she never expected to feel a spark of longing for her old high school sweetheart...

Eric

His marriage to a drivin career woman had left him childless and unhappy-he knew there had to be more to life than always wanting what you chouldn't have. Seeing Maggie again filled him with hope. Maybe the answer to his dreams had just come to town...

Their memory of young love blossomed into an affair that would shake both their lives-and would challenge everything they believed about loving each other. Could they follow a dream from the past? Or had they missed the chance of a lifetime?
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Maggie

Shattered by the loss of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her. To be there for her teenaged daugher. And to face life again. When she returned to her Wisconsin hometown, she never expected to feel a spark of longing for her old high school sweetheart...

Eric

His marriage to a drivin career woman had left him childless and unhappy-he knew there had to be more to life than always wanting what you chouldn't have. Seeing Maggie again filled him with hope. Maybe the answer to his dreams had just come to town...

Their memory of young love blossomed into an affair that would shake both their lives-and would challenge everything they believed about loving each other. Could they follow a dream from the past? Or had they missed the chance of a lifetime?
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Shattered by the loss of her husband,Maggie struggles each day to put her grief behind her.To be there for her teenaged daughter.And to face life again.When she returned to her Wisconsin hometown,she never expected to feel a spark of longing-for her old high school sweetheart.
Eric's marriage to a driven career woman had left him childless and unhappy-he knew there had to be more to life than always wanting what you couldn't have.Seeing Maggie again filled him with hope.Maybe the answer to his dreams had just come to town...
Their memory of young love blossomed into an affair that would shake both their lives-and would challenge everything they believed about loving each other.Could they follow a dream from the past?Or had they missed the chance of a lifetime?
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It was a sad day for me when LaVyrle Spencer retired. This is my favorite of her many books. The love story is strong and the main characters are both very believable. And I loved the setting too!
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The untimely death of her husband leaves Maggie Pearson wealthy but emotionally bereft. Two decades after she has left home, Maggie returns to Wisconsin to fortify her spirits and decides to open a bed-and-breakfast despite dire warnings from her tight-lipped mother and the hurt fury of her college-age daughter. Her first love, Eric Severson, is also back in town, running a family-owned charter fishing boat to the great displeasure of his beautiful, ambitious wife. As Eric and his spouse battle over whether to sidetrack her career in favor of a baby, he and Maggie drift together.
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You'll never forget the glory of love recaptured.
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Maggie . ..Eric. . heir memory of young love blossoms into an affair that will shake their lives and challenge everything they believe in.
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Good love story...good read!
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i enjoyed this book very much. husband dies and leaves her with a teenage daughter.
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Their memory of young love blossomed into an affair that would shake borth their lives - and would challenge everthing they believed about loving each other. could they follow a dream from the past? Or had they missed the chance of a lifetime?
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Entertaining and romantic
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Shattered by the lose of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her. To be there for her teenaged daughter. And to face life again, When she returned to her wiscomsin hometown, she never ecpected to feel a spark of longing -for her old high school sweetheart... Eric His marriage to a driven career woman had left him childless and unhappy-he there had to be more to life than always wanting what you couldn't have, seeing maggie again filled him with hope. Maybe the answer to his dream had just come to town...thier memory of young love blossomed into an affair that would shake both their lives-and would challenge everthing they believe about loving each other. Could they follow a dream form the past? Or had they missed they chance of a lifetime.
This was a very good love story to read.
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Since her husband passed away a year ago and her daughter left for college, Maggie Pearson decides to move back to her hometown and open a Bed and Breakfast. Shortly after she arrives, Maggie sees her high school sweetheart Eric Severson. Eric offers to help Maggie get the permits she will need to open her business. They both soon realize they are drawn to each other and know they should keep their distance. Eric is married to the beautiful and ambitious Nancy. He wants a child but Nancy doesn't agree. As Eric and his wife deal with their problems, Maggie must put up with a difficult daughter and a mother who never gives Maggie her approval.

I don't like love triangles. I don't like adultery in my romance books. And I certainly don't like heroes to make some very blockhead decisions. But for some reason I was thoroughly entertained by this book. LaVyrle Spencer is one of my favorite authors. I'm beginning to think she can take any subject matter and make it entertaining. I really like Maggie and how she handled the situation. I liked Eric...even though I wanted to shoot him a couple of times. This story was predictable, but I was still entertained. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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Maggie shattered by the loss of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her. to be there for her teenage daugther. And to face life again. But when she returned to her hometown, she never expected to feel a spark of longing -for her old high school sweetheart....
Eric His marrigae to a driven career woman had left him childess and unhappy-he know there had to be more to life thean always wanting what you could have, seeing maggie again filled him with hope. Maybe the answer to his dreams has just come to town....
This is a very good love story that everone should read.
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Shattered by the loss of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her.
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How do you teach a heart to love again?

MAGGIE
Shattered by the loss of her husband, she struggled each day to put her grief behind her. To be there for her teenaged daughter. And to face life again. When she returned to her Wisconson hometown, she never expected to feel a spark of longing- for her old high school sweetheart...

ERIC

His marriage to a driven career woman had left him childless and unhappy-he knew there had to be more to life than always wanting what you couldn't have. Seeing Maggie again filled him with hope. Maybe the answer to his dreams had just come to town...
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I ENJOYED THIS BOOK IMMENSELY. IT'S FAST PACED, WITH A BIT OF SSUPSENSE AND A BIT OF ROMANCE. THE BEST PART IS IT HAS ANOTHER PART COMING OUT SOON.
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Oh, I loved this book!!! I loved Maggie and Eric and how their "first love" blossoms again so many years later! Great novel by LaVryle!!!
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Another exceptional love story!! A Must Read!
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I really enjoyed this! The characters were well developed and seemed real. I'm still thinking about the story and wondering what happened with Roy, Vera, Katy, Todd...
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love love!
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I couldn't put it down; it was a wonderful love story.
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This was an easy read and enjoyable. A twist at the end but a bit predictable. If you like LaVyrle Spencer you will love this book.
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A good romance story.
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This was alot better than most romance novels I've encountered. The couple involved are over 40!
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I loved this book. It was really well written with alot of characters that had good story lines as well.