LaVyrle Spencer


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

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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
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Average rating: 4.04 · 78,427 ratings · 4,217 reviews · 59 distinct worksSimilar authors
Morning Glory

4.26 avg rating — 11,723 ratings — published 1989 — 45 editions
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Separate Beds

3.94 avg rating — 5,901 ratings — published 1985 — 28 editions
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Family Blessings

4.09 avg rating — 5,206 ratings — published 1993 — 25 editions
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Small Town Girl

3.97 avg rating — 5,467 ratings — published 1997 — 28 editions
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That Camden Summer

3.93 avg rating — 4,804 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
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Hummingbird

4.06 avg rating — 3,911 ratings — published 1983 — 20 editions
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Years

4.22 avg rating — 3,830 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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The Endearment

4.05 avg rating — 3,726 ratings — published 1982 — 19 editions
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Bitter Sweet

4.06 avg rating — 3,513 ratings — published 1990 — 28 editions
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Then Came Heaven

3.97 avg rating — 3,035 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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“Life must not be squandered. A person got from life what he put ino it.”
LaVyrle Spencer, The Endearment
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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

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