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Cloud Nine Paperback – August 26, 2008
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This was one of the most beautiful love stories I have read and Luann Rice is quickly becoming another favorite author of mine. I just finished reading Home Fires by her the night before and now Cloud Nine - what an emotional ride!!
Rice writes stories that grip your heart and soul and she does not let go until the story is over. Her character portrayal, especially of teen-agers, is so realistic, that you feel that they are your next-door neighbors and closest friends! Cloud Nine embraces all the nuances of family life, which has experienced death and familial loss, and the heartache that that causes. It embodies tragedy in multiple scenarios consisting of divorce, remarriage, cancer, and several deaths, yet, contained within all of these facts, there is a ray of faith and hope that life can and will get better. There is hope of reconciliation and the miracle of love working its magic. The character's live are not portrayed here as "perfect", but are wrought with dysfunction and pain, due to real-life experiences.
I found this story's ending to be bittersweet and wish that it did end differently, but once again, I am reminded that life is not perfect and life sometimes does not play out as we want it to - it is just fe being life. Rice expertly captures that feeling with Cloud Nine and conveys it so beautifully to her readers. You are swept up into the emotions of the drama and you cannot help it.
I absolutely loved this book and once again Rice demonstrates to us that love has a powerful and healing effect, on both the young and the old. Her message is of embracing life each and every day as a gift to yourself and to your loved ones, as one never knows what the next day will bring.
Along the way, Sarah ends up bonding with Will and his daughter, Susan, and the trio help each other with all of the issues they are facing. I rated the book 4 stars because I'm not a big fan of romance, but in spite of my tastes, I really found myself enjoying the story and wondering what would happen next. If you are new to Luanne Rice, this is a great book to get your feet wet with. Rice is a wonderful source of comfort reads, and this book is no exception. If you are in the mood for a comforting and inspiring story, read "Cloud Nine."
Sarah Talbot has suffered immensely with a life altering surgery. Her son Mike, unable to tolerate the illness, leaves her to fight her battle alone. He goes to Maine to live with his grandfather - Sarah's father - and her Aunt Bess on the family homestead.
A chance meeting with a pilot and his daughter enriches Sarah's life more than she feels she is deserving of. Susan and Will have secrets and problems of their own. A death of a beloved son/brother; the divorce and remarriage of Susan's mother to Julian, are but a few obstacles they have to face as a team.
This is a story about coming to grips with what life throws at you. Sharing your thoughts and feelings, opening yourself up to additional hurt, in an effort to find the human touch that we all need and desire. If I have learned something from Ms. Rice's story, it is that no life is ordinary - we each have the opportunity to touch someone deeply and we should strive to do just that in our lives. This is a moving and emotional story, I for one am looking forward to reading more of Luanne Rice's books.
This is definately a book to buy and enjoy! one of the best of ms. Rice's that I have read in awhile! Go buy it now! Don't stop until you have it in your hands and then grab a box of tissues and a beach chair!
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This book was a "week at the beach" read, and enjoyed it very much. Really related to the characters, enjoyed their triumphs and shared their pain. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Beatrice E. Reil
There are so many positive reviews for this book that I am sure you are well aware of the premise of this book and how well written of a love story it is. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved it. It was beautifully written with realistic characters that you care about and a realistic ending.Published 8 months ago by Mame S. Harlow
Wow. I have read so many books and said this is the one I love most......well ......this is the one I love the most. Read morePublished 9 months ago by honey dukes
I love so many books by Luanne Rice. This one again, pulls at my heart and reminds me to believe in so many good things in life, love, family and people who care about others. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Robbins
Beautiful story of everlasting love. A very emotional and wonderful story. It made me cry at times. LUANNE Rice is one of my favorite authors.Published 14 months ago by Unknown
Great story. Really enjoyed. She writes very well and it held my interest. Hated to get to the end.Published 14 months ago by Mariel