[ Pdf The Fulfillment Â health-care PDF ] by LaVyrle Spencer Ê Based on the synopsis alone, I would never have considered reading this book After a beloved friend s gift and my recent love of the author, I decided to finally be brave I devoured this in less than 24 hours I ve never felt so invested to a rural MN farm town at the turn of the century Spencer has the amazing ability to take unassuming, ordinary lives and create the most gut wrenching and beautiful love stories Aaron is an absolute dream and I enjoyed his and Mary s journey.
Feels like a cop out to me And weirdly to me focused on the land a lotthan the characters.
rating Two Brothers Work A Rich And Bountiful Land And One Extraordinary Woman Shares Their Lives To Jonathan Gray, Mary Is A Devoted And Giving Mate To Aaron, She Is A Beloved Friend But Seven Childless Years Of Marriage Have Forced Jonathan To Ask The Unthinkable Of His Brother And His Wife Binding The Two People He Cares For Most With An Act Of Desire Born Of Compassionawakening Mary To The Pain Of Infidelity, And To All The Bittersweet Joy And Heartache That Passionate Love Can Bring An old favorite of mine Quite angsty Don t read this if you have any cheating hot buttons Which really I normally do, but somehow this one didn t push those buttons that hard for me, don t know why Do know that they made this into the most abysmal TV movie and changed the ending which made the whole thing suck buckets of suck Book is real good though.
I thoroughly enjoyed this American historical with a forbidden love theme Aaron was a man I adored such integrity and selflessness but his passion and love were unending Mary was likeable and naive in all senses Aaron awakened her as a woman, a person in a way her husband could not LaVyrle Spencer is a new to me author but one that has been recommended to me a few times Her writing has a natural simplicity that aids your escape into her characters worlds There was an element of predictability to this tale but it didn t diminish the enjoyment I am really excited to readfrom this author.
Just as Fulfilling the Second Time AroundI read The Fulfillment by LaVyrle Spencer almost 20 years ago and randomly found it again searching for historical romances I picked it up again a couple of weeks ago and it was even better than I remembered I am not one to read a romance with an infidelity plotline at all, but the way Ms Spencer handles this topic is mastery She makes it believable and she makes it so hard to judge any character in the book for what occurs She takes what could have been a contrived and cliche plotline into an extraordinary book with a refreshing feel.
Jonathan and Mary Gray live on a farm in Minnesota in the early 1900s Aaron, Jonathan s brother, lives with them and works the farm Both brothers are tied to the land they work Jonathan and Mary have been trying to have a baby for seven years and haven t I read this book about five years ago, and it s still one of my favorites I fell in love with all of the characters, which just made itheartbreaking Even though its not very explicit, its still a very sensual book.
Mary and Jonathan live on a farm but the house is owned by Jonathan s brother, Aaron Jonathan knows he is sterile so he proposes that Aaron sleep with Mary so she gets the baby she wants and Jonathan gets an heir and the child is still a Gray and no one will be the wiser What he doesn t count on is the close friendship that Aaron and Mary have and how his request affects them I probably read this years ago when I believed that there were happy endings and I probably would have given it 5 stars then Now I am older and wiser and see that Jonathan was really kind of one dimensional He wanted an heir and caredabout his Black Angus stud bull than he did Mary The ending was kind of bittersweet but I think it was kind of predictable.
I was looking forward to reading this because the last, and only, book I read of LaVyrle Spencer s, Morning Glory, I absolutely loved The premise for this book sounded intriguing, if a little predictable because, really, there s only one way there could be an HEA I didn t like it, though.
I didn t find any of the characters particularly likable, though Jonathan wasn t that bad and I actually kind of found him to be okay I do believe that he wanted Mary to have a child with Aaron because he wanted her to experience motherhood, something she was deprived of because of his inability to sire He was a little strange with his fascination and connection to Vinnie, but I felt he was genuine and liked him nonetheless Even though Mary and Aaron thought he was just putting them into this position because he wanted an heir of his own, I choose to believe that wasn t Another nice read from Ms Spencer Together they worked the land.
Together they loved one woman.
Mary was littlethan a restless, impressionable young girl when she left Chicago for the wheat fields of a Minnesota farm, where she would become the wife of Jonathan s younger brother Aaron, she was a respected, trusted friend But after seven frustrating childless years, the foundations of a strong and happy union have started to show signs of strain And Jonathan turns to his brother Aaron, to ask of him what he could ask no other man.
I really loved Aaron and Mary Jonathan I could take or leave him It really was tough for these farming people to try and survive and live off the land The brothers were polar opposites I kinda saw what was coming I mean, it had to happen, didn t it