Bygones [LaVyrle Spencer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bess Curran is shaken from her comfortable, independent, post-divorce life. 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. Spencer LaVyrle Bygones – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. xSpencer LaVyrle.

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Aug 28, Janice Cafarelli rated it it was amazing. These “ordinary” men and women are warm and vulnerable and are always portrayed sympathetically. To ask other readers questions about Bygonesplease sign up. Mad Men 3 which show used the treatment of women as a commentary on sexism?

I have read it over and over. And the kids after a divorce– don’t get me started, especially when they are adults.

Spencer writes great characters and wonderful situations. Lots of emotion in this book! No one “made” you cheat.

Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer (1960, Paperback)

I’m not sure I’ll seek out more books by Spencer, but I wouldn’t rule them out, either. What I really appreciated was that the couple didn’t fall into a “new” life with each other, but found happiness within the “old”. You stop doing these things, and then the other one stops doing them, and pretty soon you’re substituting criticism for praise, and giving orders instead of making requests, and letting sex fall by the wayside, and in no time at all the whole marriage falls apart.

However, that is what the book was all about anyway. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After that, Bess’ problems were mostly self-inflicted —— she spencdr what bu wants but she thinks too much, pities herself too much. This is purely a book for someone who enjoys self-pity, tons spencee self-pity, pages worth of self-pity–not because the female protagonist can’t call her a heroine because she is also the villain isn’t getting her way–no, but because she IS getting her way–she deliberately, with malice and forethought, creates all the misery for herself and everybody concerned and then cries about it.


From inside the book. But when their daughter, Lisa, brings them together unexpectedly at a dinner party, they bj face each other again. Enough drama to keep you entertained.

I first read this a few years ago and still have trouble putting it down even on the re-reads! To much 80’s’s oppression for me. The author was able to reveal the world of early 90’s through her writing — the set of values, the way of life that spoke of that time, and the circumstances all allow the reader to feel a little bit nostalgic.

And we’re ringlet mullets EVER cool? This was a great afternoon layrle. I understand that, the majority of the time, it takes both people to destroy a marriage. The only person to blame for cheating is the cheater. Jan 09, Alice Harbin rated it it was ok. Want spencrr Read Currently Reading Read. My rating system gygones 1 – Condensed versions of many of her novels have appeared in Reader’s Digest and Good Housekeeping.

Her plan eventually works and brings her parents back from divorce to be married a second time. I do feel that he was the biggest problem in bygonfs the divorce.


When his second wife left him, no sooner did he realize he wanted Bess back in his life. The relationships in this book are fun and complicated. Feb 27, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: After a bitter divorce, Bess and Michael are almost strangers.

Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer

Also by Lavyrle Spencer. I gave this book a 5. When I read this book originally back in the 90’s, I was much younger and idealistic. Jersey Boys now, go forth and kick ass, writers.

What I really appreciated was that the couple didn’t fall into a “new” life wit If I could, I would give this book a 3. Aug 18, Jaime Atkins rated bygonrs liked it Shelves: Sep 26, Doreen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 26, Lori rated it did not like it.

Refresh and try again. The family drama didn’t go away, but they were now going through it together. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest ,avyrle.

Bess and Michael split following his affair. This review has been hidden because lagyrle contains spoilers. In effect, she makes the people around her suffer. Aug 21, Agi rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I don’t mind the cheating plot-line, as long as people don’t blame the person who got cheated on for the cheating, especially in modern day times.