Vows

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In this beautiful and moving story, two willful lovers discover the importance of taking vows with someone you really, truly love.

Emily Wolcott was a strong-willed tomboy pledged to marry a man whose touch made her ache for more. Tom Jeffcoat was a newcomer to Sheridan, Wyoming, who challenged her heart's destiny with a single, stolen kiss. Sometimes in every woman's life, her heart must make a choice. Reissue.

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Overview

In this beautiful and moving story, two willful lovers discover the importance of taking vows with someone you really, truly love.

Emily Wolcott was a strong-willed tomboy pledged to marry a man whose touch made her ache for more. Tom Jeffcoat was a newcomer to Sheridan, Wyoming, who challenged her heart's destiny with a single, stolen kiss. Sometimes in every woman's life, her heart must make a choice. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515094770
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 348,073
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

LaVyrle Spencer was born in Minnesota, where she attended high school and met and married her high school sweetheart, Dan Spencer — a decision she calls the wisest choice of her life.
Although she showed a flair for writing during high school, LaVyrle didn't begin her first novel until she was in her thirties, working as a teacher's aide at Osseo Junior High School. Spencer decided to try transferring to paper a recurring dream she was having about a story based on her grandmother's lifestyle on a Minnesota farm. She awoke at 4:00 a.m. one morning, and as Spencer recalls, "you think that you can do anything at 4:00 a.m. I wrote the first half a page in a three-ring notebook with a ball-point pen." She finished that first novel, The Fulfillment, and it was published in 1979.
LaVyrle Spencer could be a character in one of her own bestselling novels, as she has experienced as much love, pain, and bliss as any of her characters. And like her heroines she is a charming mix of fire and warmth, strength, savvy and soft-heartedness. Her books are family love stories, and the characters in her novels aren't perfect, they are real people with real problems. Before they live happily ever after they must overcome some sort of adversity — pregnancy, divorce, a lengthy separation, the loss of a loved one — and then undergo a catharsis. Along the way there are moments of anger, happiness and self- revelation. The stories center on themes of abiding love, family ties and strength in difficult times. According to Spencer, "the trademark of my books is mending relationships, showing people how to mend relationships."
Whether set in the Old West of the 1880s, or today, in suburban Minnesota, opening a Spencer novel means seeing love in a new light, and meeting characters so real it's all you can do not to climb into the pages yourself.
LaVyrle and Dan Spencer live in a beautiful Victorian house in Stillwater, Minnesota, and the Spencers often escape to their rustic log cabin deep in the Minnesota woods. LaVyrle's hobbies include gardening, travel, gourmet cooking, entertaining, playing bass guitar and the electronic piano, photography, and observing nature.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    My favorite LaVyrle Spencer Book!!

    This is the first LaVyrle Spencer book that I read and have loved her stories since then. I love this book b/c of the two main characters, Tom and Emily. He is just perfect and I just love Emily's strong personality and her caring side and also the fact she's not a 'damsel in distress'...she can take care of herself. I constantly pick up this book and read it over and over. It's my favorite love story!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    One of her best

    Vows is a historical romance novel that tugs at the heartstrings. A very enjoyable novel. She is headstrong and willful and ahead of her time, training to be a vet. He is her father's rival competition in the Colorado town. She is engaged to someone else, someone who becomes his best friend. The book is riveting and it also has a subplot of an older couple, reaquainting themselves and falling in love. Although not perfect like so many romance novels, Spencer gives the reader a taste of reality, filled with love. A very good book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    Wish it were a movie...

    This book is an old friend of mine. I can read it over and over again. You can fall in love with Tom and still feel so sorry for Charles at the same time...LaVyrle Spencer nailed every emotion in this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    Its AWESOME!

    My mom had been begging me to read it because it was her favorite book. At first I was just like ok whatever. Within the first 3 chapters i was hooked. Emily reminds me so much of myself. Its a great romance novel!! I recommend it to everyone

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Very good read

    I enjoyed reading this book. Liked the way the people were portrayed. Very interesting book. I would recommend this book to everyone...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2007

    Could have been better

    I bought this book based on the reviews and believe me i wish i could get my money back. It really wasn't all that great which may seem shocking since everyone else has given it such great ratings. But i was not at all impressed with the writing especially when i compared it to 'November of the Heart' which was such a beautiful novel. 'Vows' was actually boring in some parts and i found myself skipping over all these extensively descriptive paragraphs that weren't at all necessary. Also, i find it VERY hard to believe that Tom Jeffcoat fell sooo in love with Emily in such a short time especially since it is evident that she didn't fit the stereotypical woman he would normally go for. I also didn't like the parallel story with Emily's father, for some strange reason he sounded pretty elderly and i immediately thought of my grandparents, so the whole description of his sexual encounter was rather disturbing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2005

    LaVyrle does it again!

    VOWS is the eighteenth LaVyrle Spencer novel I've read in two years. Falling under the spell of this love story and experiencing again Spencer's gifts for making her characters live and breathe on the page? Like meeting a dear old friend. I'm melancholy the story has ended.

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