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Bess Curran, 40, is an interior designer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, still lonely and bitter after her traumatic divorce six years earlier. Her adult daughter, Lisa, anxious for her parents to reconcile, arranges a surprise dinner meeting where she informs them that she is pregnant and about to marry. 

Bess and former husband, Michael (he left her for another woman, who, in turn, has just left him), can barely control their mutual animosity yet must come to grips with the startling news. To exacerbate matters, their 19-year-old son, Randy, is intractably hostile toward his father and seems headed for a future of drugs and unsavory companions. Bess and Michael are attracted to each other but wary - they're suffering and groping for help.

©1992 LaVyrle Spencer (P)2021 Tantor

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Loved it!

Love LaVyrle Spencer's books. Such "down to earth", everyday life writing. Always enjoy Emily Sutton Smith's narration. She brings each character to life. They start to feel like old friends. Will listen to this one again and again.

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Amazing story,

I listen to audio books everyday !! This one was really good!! Well Narrated !!
It kept my attention 100% of the time!!
Thank you

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LaVyrle Spencer is awesome!

The first book I read by LaVyrle Spencer was called Spring Fancy which was published in 1989 I believe. It kept my attention from cover to finish so much so that I planned a trip to the little town of Ephriam, Wisconsin which was the center theme location for the book. It was everything as she described so she became my favorite author . This book called Bygones had me in tears and tugged at my heart strings several Times throughout the book. Her books are so genuine and true to life that you imagine yourself as living out some of the scenes. I hope you enjoy her book as much as I did, You get the feeling that she’s been through many things that her characters have gone through and you feel her pain and you feel her love. Excellent read!

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don't waste a "credit" on this one

predictable, slow moving. narrative was preformed well just not a very gripping story line.
I can't even say it was a good romance! just parents who needed to grow up but instead they completely dropped the ball and it really devastated their kids.

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Would have been much better without the swearing. Several F bombs. It added nothing to the story.