Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer

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Spencer takes a compassionate look at a contemporary family undergoing painful transitions. 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.
 

About LaVyrle Spencer

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LaVyrle Spencer is the bestselling author of 22 novels. She lives in Minnesota.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by The Axelrod Agency. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Fiction

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Bess and Michael approve of the new in-laws--friendly and wholesome (Mr. Padgett toasts with iced tea)--and Randy is attracted to Mark's sister, Maryanne, who asks Pa before accepting a ride home and won't stand for cussin'.

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Prolific Spencer ( Forgiving ) here takes a compassionate look at a contemporary family undergoing painful transitions.

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