LaVyrle Spencer





LaVyrle Spencer

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born
in Browerville, Minnesota, The United States
July 17, 1943

gender
female

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LaVyrle Spencer is an American best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She has successfully published a number of books, with several of them made into movies. Twelve of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and Spencer was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1988.

Spencer is known for creating realistic characters and stories that focus on families rather than only the relationship between a man and woman. These "ordinary" men and women are warm and vulnerable and are always portrayed sympathetically.[1] Her heroines tend to be a mix of fire and warmth, strength, savvy and soft–heartedness who must overcome some sort of adversity, such as pregnancy, divorce, a lengthy separation...more


Average rating: 4.00 · 48,039 ratings · 2,189 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Morning Glory
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 6,407 ratings — published 1989 — 32 editions
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Separate Beds
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,491 ratings — published 1985 — 21 editions
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Small Town Girl
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,346 ratings — published 1997 — 24 editions
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Family Blessings
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,103 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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That Camden Summer
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,963 ratings — published 1999 — 27 editions
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Hummingbird
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,675 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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Years
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,102 ratings — published 1986 — 12 editions
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Bitter Sweet
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,250 ratings — published 1990 — 22 editions
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The Endearment
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,102 ratings — published 1982 — 17 editions
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November of the Heart
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,941 ratings — published 1993 — 24 editions
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“She's had so little love, Jesse thought, I will drown her in it for the rest of her life.”
LaVyrle Spencer, Hummingbird

“Lizzy, Will thought. Lizzy P. 'You n me gonna be buddies, darlin'. He stretched one hand to Elly's hair, and circled Donald Wade's rump with his free arm and touched Thomas's leg, on the far side of Elly. And he smiled at Lizzy P. and thought, Heaven's got nothin' on being the husband of Eleanor Dinsmore.”
LaVyrle Spencer, Morning Glory

“Touch me, he thought, my arm, my hand, a finger. Let me know it's all right for me to have these feelings for you.”
LaVyrle Spencer, Morning Glory

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