by LaVyrle Spencer

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Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer

New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents her most dramatic novel, the moving story of a family at the crossroads where hope and heartache meet.
After a bitter divorce, Bess and Michael Curran have nothing left to say to each other. Their children are their only bond. But when their daughter, Lisa, brings them together unexpectedly at a dinner party, they must face each other again. And when Lisa makes a shocking announcement, they must amend their past mistakes and make a new beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515110548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 643,278
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

LaVyrle Spencer is a contemporary and historical romance novelist who has written twelve New York Times bestsellers. Whether set in the Old West or in present day suburban Minnesota, 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. Several of Spencer's books have been made into movies (Publishers Weekly called one of her television deals "precedent-setting") and in 1988 she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives with her husband, Dan, in North Oaks, Minnesota.

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Bygones 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Kobi More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book---only the 2nd or 3rd I've read by this author. There was a lot of dialog in it which made it move along quickly and allowed the reader to easily lose herself in the story. The only thing I had a problem with was the character of Maryann. She could have been toned down a bit. Way over the top and a bit too goody-good for this day and age. Other than that, it was a wonderful story.
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Loved it! So heartwarming!
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Angela Sayer More than 1 year ago
excellent story and wonderful read. Another great book by a great author!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Ms. Spencer has created some memorable characters that have to face everyday problems. The way that they face their problems is very believable. I know many families that are divorced or separated and I know that their children are usually divided in their thinking about whether their parents should get back together. She deals with these problems with sensitivity and humor. She makes us take a look at ourselves and our own lot in life.
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BYGONES By Kim Vogel Sawyer Barbour Books (April 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 1597894044 ISBN-13: 978-1597894043 Bygones is Book One of Kim Vogel Sawyer¿s Somerfield Trilogy. Set in the Mennonite culture, we follow a bittersweet story of what might have been and the old adage that all choices bring their own consequences. Widower Marie Koeppler Quinn has built her life, such as it is, raising her daughter Beth to the best of her ability, knowing she¿s missing out on close relationships with the family she left twenty-three years ago to marry a man from outside the faith. He later died but she cannot return home with her daughter Beth. Suddenly circumstances change and she is forced to take Beth home. A series of mysterious thefts causes accusations against the two ¿outsiders,¿ but Henry Braun comes to the rescue as he always did when he and Marie were teenagers. Can the couple mend their hearts and let bygones be bygones? Will Beth acknowledge the truth that draws her into the Mennonite fellowship? Can family members forgive Marie¿s early rebellion and welcome her back into the family? I recommend this book to any reader because it draws a clear example of what can happen when we disregard the advice of older, wiser people and go our own way. If I had a teenager, s/he would read it because Vogel Sawyer has penned a page turner with a much-needed lesson for today¿s young people, from ages sixteen to ninety-nine. I can¿t wait for the next installment of the Somerfield Trilogy.