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That Camden Summer

Lavyrle Spencer


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Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market Paperbound (3/1/1997)
Mass Market (8/17/2011)


LaVyrle Spencer, known for her “heartrending slices of Americana”* writes of how love can be more special the second time around in this New York Times bestseller.

It is 1916 and Roberta Jewett is surprised to find that her hometown of Camden, Maine, considers a divorced woman little more than a prostitute. Condemned by her mother and scorned by neighbors, she nonetheless perseveres in her struggle to forge a good life for her girls and herself. Behaving like no “respectable” woman would, she gets a job as a county nurse, learns to drive, and buys her very own Model T.

Embittered by her painful marriage to an unfaithful husband, she has no intention of being any man's victim again. So Roberta is taken aback to find the widowed carpenter Gabriel Farley has somehow found his way into her heart. And in the ultimate test of will and devotion, she must depend on the man she has grown to love—and summon the courage to stand up to an entire town.

“[LaVyrle Spencer] knows how to tug at readers’ heartstrings.”—*Publishers Weekly 

Praise For That Camden Summer

Praise for That Camden Summer

“A modern fairy tale.”—People 

“Deft, unpretentious, and down-to-earth, LaVyrle Spencer...never fails to please.”—The Anniston Star

More Praise for LaVyrle Spencer

“Superb.”—Los Angeles Times

“Warm and folksy and loving.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Leaves the reader breathless.”—New York Daily News

“[Spencer] delivers the goods.”—Publishers Weekly

Berkley, 9780425233214, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2010

About the Author

LaVyrle Spencer is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance novels including Small Town GirlThen Came Heaven, and That Camden Summer.