Morning Glory Author:LaVyrle Spencer Set in the sleepy Southern town of Whitney, Georgia, on the eve of World War II , Morning Glory tells of a man and a woman, drawn ogether by fortune, kept together by necessity, finally th unlikely winners at a rich, surprising passion. Rarely have two less likely soulmates come together with such joyously rewarding consequences. — Elly Dinsmore,... more » widowed at twenty-six with a toddler and an infant, can't manage the farm by herself. Reared in Whitney by puritanical grandparents who kept the shades drawn day and night and never allowed her any friends, Elly was quickly labeled "crazy" by the townsfolk. Despite a comely figure, sparkling green eyes and a feisty spirit, Elly is paralyzingly shy and considers herself dumpy and unloveable. She rarely ventures into town and never expects she'll find a man who can give her feelings she's only dreamed of.
Until she meets Will Parker, a lanky and laconic drifter whose only possessions are a battered Stetson, jeans a pair of worn-through cowboy boots. Raised without love in a series of foster homes, Will knew from his earliest moments that life is hard, but he yearns for the tenderness he never had. When Elly runs a newspaper ad for a husband, Will walks across her shabby yard- into her heart and the hearts of her children. But Elly and Will bear the wounds of their past. Will's been betrayed by the few souls he ever trusted and as a girl Elly was the butto f every schoolyard joke.
Before they have a chance to relish their newfound happiness, Will is arrested for the murder of Lula Peak, a bleached-blond counter-girl who had set her salacious sights on Will. Elly knows he's innocent, but to prove it she has to hire a lawyer, return to Whitney and face the people who call her "Crazy Widow Dinsmore."
If Elly can't overcome her fear, Will could go to jail for life. But if she takes on the greatest challenge she's ever known she has everything to gain: a surprising new knowledge of herself, a new future and a new, stirring love that will last a lifetime.
In this glorious story of adversity, growth and triumph, Elly and Will learn that to win at love, first you must risk your heart.
Splendid storytelling, memorable characters and spririted romance-these hallmarks of a much-loved talent sparkle brilliantly in LaVyrle Spencer's magical new novel of love, courage, hope and happiness.« less
Beautiful story! I would highly recommend. It is about two people down on their luck that come together and find they need eachother. The love that develops between these characters is so pure and sweet. This was a big tear jerker, but it made you feel so good.