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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Jove Books (1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739403214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739403211
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,450,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I found myself really not caring about the main characters at all.
krissy
I have read this book a dozen times, and every time I love it just as much.
Cheryl St.John
Spencer writes a different story every time--that's what I love about her.
Isobel

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Theresa W on February 3, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
There hasn't been one book of LaVyrle Spencers that I haven't enjoyed immensely. And I mean, immensely. Her books are some of the most romantic I've ever read. They take you away into such a fun place, you can't put the book down.
This story starts off in 1837. It's about Laura, Rye & Dan who were childhood friends & grew closer into adulthood. Laura & Rye had a magical connection, married and soon after he left on a whaling ship to try & earn their fortune. However, fate stepped in, his ship went down, and as everyone assumed, with him on it. 5 years later, with a son Rye never knew, married to his best friend Dan who saw her through the toughest times in her life, Rye returns and walks into a house that was once his & a woman he thought was still his wife. Not to mention the son he didn't know existed, but who's now calling another man papa. Rye's returned, but lost everything, including his house & it's belongings as he finds out that legally Laura's married to Dan. But with a love so very strong, Laura & Rye begin a journey, not knowing where it will leave all 4 of them & no one wanting to hurt the other.
I enjoyed this book for so many reasons, interesting & likable characters, memorable love story, great friendships and humor. It was also interesting to read about what it was like to live in Nantucket in the 1800's with the whaling industry & all of the other sorts of things like horse & carriage rides, making homemade candles & wearing those hideous corsets.
If you are looking for a love story, I'll guarentee you this one will not let you down!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
LaVyrle's first really good book! This is a story about the power of love. I also enjoyed the setting -- Nantucket -- and the whale and cooper industries.
I've always felt that there's several people you could be happily married to -- but there's probably only one real love of a lifetime. And that is the case in this book. Even though Laura enjoyed being married to Dan, her heart had always belonged with Rye.
Have read all of LaVyrle's books and put this one in my own top 5.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. I. on February 7, 2004
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I wanted to love this..I really did, but I just COULD NOT STAND Laura. I felt that she was playing both Rye and Dan. I disliked her so much that I didnt think she deserved either of them. The writing was pretty good and I thought that the idea for the story was an interesting one, but I just couldnt connect with the characters. One thing that I really did LOVE about this book though were the flashbacks of Laura and Rye discovering eachother and falling in love when they were young...in my opinion, no one can write sexual tension like Lavyrle Spencer. All in all, not bad, but not to die for either.... for a book by Ms Spencer, I thought this was woefully average.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ola luv on July 8, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This book cause 1.00 dollars 30 years ago now Amazon Kindle e-book want me to paid 10.99 to reread this book. I don’t think so. Amazon you need to rethink how you sell 30 year old ebooks story. Lavyrle Spencer is very loved for her writing. But to buy her collection of her 24 e-books from 1979 to 1997 should not cost over 150.00 dollar these books are over 25 year old I would like her collection but not at these prices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 2001
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I almost bought this book a couple years ago, but decided against it based on the other reviews here. I am a big Spencer fan, and intend to read all her books, so I finally checked this out from the library and surprise! -- I really enjoyed it. I had a very difficult time putting this down. I didn't like the character of Rye at first, but later in the book I was able to sympathize with all the characters, I mean, what a dilemma! I didn't like the way Dan handled the situation, but how else would a man act when he realizes that out of the blue he's going to lose the wife and son he loves? I also enjoyed the sparring between Rye and his father, I wish the author could have brought a little more of it into the story. The one thing I didn't like was the ending; I know the story could not have ended any other way, but it was sad none the less, I especially felt sorry for Josh at that point. I would definitely recommend this book, but I can only give four stars. Five stars need to be saved for other Spencer books like Morning Glory, November of the Heart, and Family Blessings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By janlouise on July 7, 2003
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The year is 1837 and today is the day- for five lonely years, handsome Rye Dalton dreamed of the day he would return home to Nantucket and to his beloved wife's soft tender kisses and her warm embraces. His wife Laura, to whom he is returning, is his childhood sweetheart. Things still look the same- the town, his house... but they're not. Less than a year after Rye sailed away word came back that his whaling ship had sunk taking all of the lives on it. Laura, long since believing Rye was dead, has married another man. He was there from the beginning to support Laura and help care for her and Rye's infant son- born 8 1/2 months after Rye left. He is the only father the boy has every known. He is non-other Rye's closest friend, Dan Morgan.
Now begins the questions - who is Laura legally married to now? and Who will she finally decide to share her life with? A great read!!!
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