Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

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On the eve of World War II, two people are brought together by fate and discover an unexpected passion
Tall, dark and handsome Will Parker has served time for the killing of a Texas prostitute, but keeps losing jobs as his reputation becomes known. In the small town of Whitney, Ga., at the beginning of WW II, he answers the advertisement of a pregnant widow and mother of two, the abused and reclusive Eleanor Dinsmore, who is looking for a husband. Soon in love with ostensibly plain, bedraggled Ellie, Parker dotes on her two boys, and works to support the family. Fittingly for this sort of bucolic idyll, Will and Ellie, despite their rudimentary educations, love books and develop a special friendship with wise old Miss Beasley, the local librarian. Alas, brazen and rapacious Lula Peak, the town floozie, sets her sights on Will, waylaying him in the library; meantimes, Lula is blackmailing her lover, the cowardly Harley Overmire, who is no friend of Will. The clearly drawn characters fulfill their imperativesincluding Will, who becomes a war heroand all is neatly and pleasingly resolved. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
 

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. 424 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Set in small-town Georgia at the dawn of WW II, handsome ex-con Will Parker answers the advertisement of a pregnant widow and mother of two, who is looking for a husband. ``Fans will be pleased by Spe

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Not that I don't appreciate a good romp through a Jim Lee book, but to be able to read without the art being a distraction is something that really puts a book over the top!

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Ellie Dinsmore, born out of wedlock and raised behind the shuttered windows and closed doors of her fanatical grandparents' house is called "Crazy Ellie" by the town.

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“Morning Glories” #1 is an engaging and fun read that introduces the eponymous Morning Glory Academy and its newest students by letting the reader in on some of the mysteries, an act that only raises more questions, most of which the students haven’t come close to asking yet.

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Fortunato appeared in a background cameo in "Morning Glories" #18, while Ian and Irina made their first appearances in "Morning Glories" #19, although given Spencer and Eisma's subtlety, it is entirely possible they appeared even earlier in cameos that I missed.

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