There hasn't been one book of LaVyrle Spencers that I haven't enjoyed immensely. And I mean, immensely. Her books are some of the most romantic I've ever read. They take you away into such a fun place, you can't put the book down.
This story starts off in 1837. It's about Laura, Rye & Dan who were childhood friends & grew closer into adulthood. Laura & Rye had a magical connection, married and soon after he left on a whaling ship to try & earn their fortune. However, fate stepped in, his ship went down, and as everyone assumed, with him on it. 5 years later, with a son Rye never knew, married to his best friend Dan who saw her through the toughest times in her life, Rye returns and walks into a house that was once his & a woman he thought was still his wife. Not to mention the son he didn't know existed, but who's now calling another man papa. Rye's returned, but lost everything, including his house & it's belongings as he finds out that legally Laura's married to Dan. But with a love so very strong, Laura & Rye begin a journey, not knowing where it will leave all 4 of them & no one wanting to hurt the other.
I enjoyed this book for so many reasons, interesting & likable characters, memorable love story, great friendships and humor. It was also interesting to read about what it was like to live in Nantucket in the 1800's with the whaling industry & all of the other sorts of things like horse & carriage rides, making homemade candles & wearing those hideous corsets.
If you are looking for a love story, I'll guarentee you this one will not let you down
By Theresa W
Can't go wrong with Spencer.
This was a tear-jerker! Good stuff!
if you like romances this is a good one for you. it is about a woman who lost her husband, than found out she was pregnant, married her husbands best friend, than her first husband returns. a great story
Laura: five long years ago she waided on the bleak shhore for the day her beloved husband,Rye, would return....then she learned his ship was lost at sea. Dan: Rye's closet friend. And for Laura a shining beacon to light the dark hours...afather to her baby..a husband to a grateful widow. Who could fortell that a wind-roughened sailor with sun-bleached hair would anchor again a port that had given him up to the briny deep.
A grieving widow weds her husband's best friend only to find out a few years later -- she's not really a widow. A heart torn in two, what will she do?
Very tense emotional situations, but like all Spencer's books, great.
After her husband is lost at sea, a lonely widow finds solace in the arms of his best friend. But this second chance at love takes a strange twist when the long-lost husband unexpectedly returns...
Five long years ago, Laura Dalton waited on the bleak Nantcket shore for the day her husband would return.
Five long years ago, lovely Laura Dalton waited on the bleak Nantucket shore for the day her husband Rye would return and then she learned his ship was lost at sea.
Rye's closest friend was Dan. And for Laura, Dan was shining beacon to light the dark hours...a father to her baby and a husband to a grateful widow.
Who could foretell that a wind-roughened sailor with sun-bleached hair would anchor again in a port that had given him up to the briny deep? That Rye would come home again.
This is one of my all-time favorite LaVryle Spencer books. It's amazing, heart-tugging, emotional right from the beginning. She pulls you right in to her stories with descriptions so good you feel as if you've been to Nantucket Island in the 1800's. It's brilliant and impossible to put down. A *great* story, one to read over and over again.
Entertaining and romantic
Life, love and beauty. A love story with a husband returning from the dead, best friend entanglement and true love. Definately a "heart" story
A great page turner of love lost and found again. LaVyrle Spencer never fails to please her readers.
A love that would not die.
Five years ago, Laura's husband was lost at sea. Rye's closest friend, Dan, was there for her and her baby. Now Rye has returned.
My book has a different cover then the one shown. Good story told in a touching, heartwarming manner.