Then Came Heaven

Then Came Heaven

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A devoted husband and father, Eddie Olczak finds his world torn apart by the tragic accident that kills his beloved wife, but his life takes a new direction when he encounters Sister Regina, a Benedictine nun and his daughters' teacher, who chafes at thestrict rules of her order

Blackwell North Amer
Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built as devoted husband and father to his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their daughters, Anne and Lucy, and as the dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever.
As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, providing meals, companionship, and emotional support, there is one member of the community who is unable to express what Krystyna's loss has meant to her. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need.
Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. And deep inside, they realize there is something between them - more than a kinship, a connection that goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.

Baker
& Taylor

A devoted husband and father, Eddie Olczak finds his world torn apart by the tragic accident that kills his beloved wife, but his life takes a new direction when he encounters Sister Regina, a Benedictine nun and his daughters' teacher, who chafes at the strict rules of her order. 350,000 first printing. Lit Guild Main.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997.
ISBN: 9780399143694
0399143696
Branch Call Number: SPE
Characteristics: xiii, 332 p. ; 24 cm.

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Audrey1976
Dec 30, 2014

I so wish Lavyrle Spencer never retired! Yes, she's known as a romance author, but this novel is not just for romance readers. It is a truly heartfelt story of a man and woman who fall in love, and the obstacles and restrictions that get in the way. The author does a splendid job of describing life for a nun during this time period, where it was forbidden to even hug a parishioner. The subject matter covers grief, loss, love and family. You will love this novel.

booklady1 Feb 23, 2013

This is a special story that captures the feeling of lost love years wasted and Temptation...This is a very touching love story. I couldn't stop the tears, from falling down my face. he fond love again...and she fall in love for the first time. a story filled with the richness of friends, relatives, and acquaintances. a prince of a guy we all dream of having. FYI if you are looking for lots of sex it's not in this book. has much as I love me a hot book a BOOKWORM like myself that have been reading different genres of books since I was 2 yrs of age know that a great story is not based on sex alone. I highly recommend Morning Glory another book from this author it is a really great story! and yes sex is in that book LOL!!!

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