In this modern day, we rush. We move at a break neck pace in everything we do, even our relationships. We rush in where angels fear to tread and then back out at leisure and on to the next.
Welcome to Browerville. A slower pace; a town you might pass on the highway and wonder for a moment about the lives lived there. Not a more "innocent" time, a cliche one reviewer falls back on, as most do when referring to the mid 1900's. This story is earthy and practical. The characters heart-breakingly human and real, deserving of the time and care given to them.
What doesn't happen here, and what I think is unimaginable for some of the reviewers is that these two people actually do what is best for them but they wait until the right time to do so. They don't ride roughshod over other people to get what they want. They don't think only of themselves. Their journey is one of shared agony and love, both unspoken. How they come to finally verbalize what they know the other is feeling and how it develops into romance is a subtle refrain in this story I feel many have missed.
I found their inner and and outer struggles daunting. How they deal with their growing feelings for each other, their families, their community and their beliefs is nothing short of an everyday miracle reminding us of the strength and the power of true love.
A story not to be missed and definitely worthy as Spencer's last effort.
This was the last book written by Ms Spencer. This is the story of Eddie Olczak, a rural MN farmer who finds himself a widower with two small daughters after a horrific accident claims the life of his beloved wife. Soon Eddie finds a new love, in a most unexpected place, which tests his religious faith.
This is compelling novel and one I found very hard to put down.
This book was one of the best I've read by LaVyrle Spencer. From the very first page, the emotion is so raw and vivid, it's like I was there myself...I've read great books that made me cry at the end, but this might be the first book that made me cry during the first chapter! The journey from loss to healing is so real, and the moral situations are handled with such respect. I've always been impressed with LaVyrle Spencer's books, but she really outdid herself with this one!
VERY GOOD. REALLY ENJOYED THIS ONE.
Sweet story about love after the untimely death of a spouse.