Book Reviews of Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine
Cloud Nine
Author: Luanne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780553589467
ISBN-10: 0553589466
Publication Date: 7/25/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I found this book extremely sad. It is about a woman who has had cancer and starts to rebuild her life. She falls in love but her future is very uncertain.
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Helpful Score: 3
Rice uses 8 main characters to look at how we struggle with emotions which hold us together at the same time that they push us apart. Terminal illness is the catalyst to explore how we behave when those we love either don't live up to expectations, or exceed our expectations. This book is an emotional roller coaster while it entertains and satisfies. If you've ever lost a loved one you might recognize yourself here. Although medical details seem unlikely, the relationships ring true. I really enjoyed this book and am about to go look for more by Luanne Rice.
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Helpful Score: 3
A tightly paced story that is hard to put down...Rice's message remains a powerful one: the strength of precious family ties can ultimately set things right.
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Helpful Score: 2
An excellent book. Reminds a person what is most important in life: family and home. Highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a real tearjerker so grab tissues once you get to the end! Was a hard book to put down. Love books that make me want to read non-stop & this was one of those books!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Sucks you in and won't release you - Excellent!
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Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful story, about a woman and her relationship with a man and his daughter. The lady has cancer. THis story was the most heartfelt touch book I have read to date!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first Luanne Rice book that i've read. I really enjoyed. I has a great story with characters that you root for and it made me cry. Very good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sarah Talbot surely thought she would never live to see another birthday, But against all odds, she beat the disease that threatened her life and reopened her bedding shop,Cloud Nine. It is a new beginning for Sara a fresh start at life that few are given. And Sarah is determined to take advantage of her nefound opportunity, On her first adventure--a ride in a small chartered plane--comes a chance meeting with a man who will change the course of her life.
These two fellow travelers find in each other a kindred spirit and a bond that will give them courage to confront the past and have faith in the future...no matter how uncertain.
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I was torn between liking this book and not liking this book. I think some of it was a bit overdone. I do have to admit that at the end I had a good cry.
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What a wonderful love story. It involves family members for three generation and how their lives dovetail. The story takes place in isolated parts of New York state and Maine. The characters are very real. Sometimes you don't know whether to hate them, feel sorry for them, or want to hug them. The best part of the book is the last one-fourth of the book. I cried and cried. Big tears rolled down my cheeks. I wiped the tears away so I could finish the book. Read it. You'll love it.
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Could not put this book down.....at least a half a kleenex box required....so well written.....such hope.
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great novel
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Nice, light read.
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A warm, sweet and deeply touchng novel filled with poignant emotions and the fine, soft twist of elegant storytelling. A celebfration of family and the healing powr of love. Two fellow travelers find in each other a kindred spirit and a bond tht will gtive them the courage to confront the past and have faith in the future...no matter how uncertain.
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This was a real tear jerker of a book. I really enjoyed it.
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one you will want to read twice and send to someone to read soon. a rare find! warm, sweet and touching i agree. it's as though your being told a story, not reading words on a page.
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luanne rice is gifted with making you feel what the people in her books are feeling. great author and book.
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One of my all time faves by Rice. Written so well I never forgot it.
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This is the first Luanne Rice book I have read. What a beautiful story. This author knows how to make you fall in love with the characters right from the beginning. This is a beautiful story of finding your way back home. It is a story of love and family and learning to live life to the fullest because you never know what tomorrow may bring. Just lovely!
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This is an emotional story of love, life and loss. I couldn't put it down and cried through the last 20 pages.
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Heartwrenching, deeply emotional story that kept me engaged from beginning to end.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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A very sad story about life and death
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This book is a quick read. Despite the health of the main character I found the book uplifting and encourgaging.
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I didn't finish this book because somebody lost their child. I believe it was supposed to have a happy ending but I just couldn't finish it.
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Very good reading, but you might not want to read the end in a public place! ;0)
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Excellent read! Have your tissues handy, because it really tugs at the heartstrings.
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Enjoyed reading book. Showed the family emotions without being maudling.
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Another great book by Luanne Rice. A great book about love and courage!
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Having reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine, after recovering from a serious illness, Sarah Talbot rediscovers love when she meets former navy pilot Will Burke aboard a chartered flight while observing the autumn leaves of upstate New York.
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A touching love story.
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Very good book!
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When you are lucky enough to get a second chance in life, seize it with all your heart.
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This book brought tears to my eyes. I recommend this book to every woman I know. Each person who read the book told me how much they loved it!
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Get out the tissues! What a story!! Just loved every minute of it!!

Sarah Talbot surely thought she's never live to see another birthday. But against all odds, she beat the disease that threatened her life and she reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine. It is a new beginning for Sarah - a fresh start at life that few are given. And Sarah is determined to take advatage of her newfound opportunity. On her first adventure - a ride ina small chartered plane - comes a chance meeting with a man who will change the course of her life.
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What a wonderful story I couldn't put it down! I read it in 4 hours.
Sarah Talbot surely thought she'd nver live to see another birthday.But against all odds, she beat the disease that threatened her life and she reopened her bedding shop,Cloud Nine.It is a new beginning for Sarah-a fresh start at life that few are given.And Sarah is determined to take advantage of her newfound opportunity.On her first adventure-a ride in a small chartered plane-comes a chance meeting with aman who will change the course of her life.These 2 fellow travelers find in each other a kindred spirit and a bond that wil give them the courage to confront the past and have faith in the future....no matter how uncertain.Shimmering with emotion,grace and beauty Cloud Nine is the kind of novel you will cherish and want to share with the most important people in your life.

a box of tissues is recommended when reading this book.
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Typical 'escape from societal restraints and recover amidst nature' romance, yet it manages to connect its characters to me. There are characters that make you want to blame for everything that is wrong, but you can't, because they try their best to make things work.

Truly an emotional and touching book. I read it in one sitting. Death is always lurking in the future, but knowing and accepting it as the inevitable is what allows us to appreciate life, and everything that it brings, that much more.
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Great read!! Fantastic love story!
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An excellent story of love and family ties. Very sad in some parts, but the ending brought closure. It was hard to put down even thru my tears.
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This was a good book but get out the tissues.
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A must read
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what a great book! warning: you will cry, but a good cry!
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A novel of family and love. Family ties win out.
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I really enjoyed this book. Its is one of thoes books that makes you feel as though you are living the storie and when it is over you feel almost sad in a way. This is definetly worth reading!
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Cried my eyes out.
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THis is another of Ms. Rice's wonderful love stories. It's about several people that come together and learn to heal the hurts that each has acquired along life's road.
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great story. Hard to put down.
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a moving novel of family and love
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another swap member's favorite Luanne Rice book. It was a good "read," but too many tragic events in just a few days for me.
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A poignant story about a woman who decides to go after her dreams when life offers her a second chance. Along the way she strives to strengthen family bonds, and meets a man who is a kindred spirit. Together they find the courage to confront the past and have faith in an uncertain future.
A deeply touching story!
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Luanne Rice is an excellent author.
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Quite a love story between a man and woman, a daughter and her father and a mother and her son. An excellent weekend novel.
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excellent story
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Good read
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Excellent romance!
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I enjoyed this book
Also registered with bookcrossing so please leave that label in the book.
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Great Story! Had trouble putting it down
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if you love Luanne Rice you will love this one. It's one of her earlier book
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Quick read Predictable
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Way too sad for me.
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Excellent book, could not put it down.
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Good story
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You won't be disappointed in this book. All of Luanne Rice's novels are great!
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Sarah Talbot surely thought she'd never live to see another birthday. But against all odds, she beat the disease that threateded her life and she reopened her bedding shop, Could Nine. It is a new beginning for Sarah--a fresh start at life that few are given. And Sarah is determined to take advantage of her newfound opportunity. On her first adventure--a ride in a small chartered plane--comes a chance meeting with a man who will change the course of her life. These two fellow travelers will find in each other a kindred spirit and a bond that will give them the courage to confront the past and have faith in the future...no matter how uncertain.
Shimmering with emotion, grace, and beauty, Cloud Nine is the kind of novel you will cherish and want to share with the most important people in your life.
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Grab a box of kleenex and settle in for a great story!
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Lovely story! One of Rice's best in my book.
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Sarah Talbot surely thought she'd never live to see another birthday. But against all odds, she beat the disease that threatened to take her life and she reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine. It is a new beginning for Sarah - a fresh start at life that few are given. It is a time to take roads she always passed by, to experience a world she'd all too often watched from the sidelines. And Sarah is determined to take every advantage of her newfound opportunity. Her first adventure comes during a special birthday present from her friends: a ride over upstate New York in a small chartered plane. From there she views the spectacular autumn foliage. Yet, as so often happens when one takes chances, the unexpected occurs. For it is on this flight that she meets Will Burke, a former Navy pilot whose strength and confidence attract Sarah as much as the vulnerability he tries hard to conceal.
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I really enjoyed this book, but fair warning, have some tissues nearby!
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From the back cover: When life offers you a second chance, seize it with all your heart.
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Loved the love story sad but life like ending.
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When life offers you a second chance, seize it with all of your heart.
Shimmering with emotion, grace and beauty, this book is the kind of novel you will cherish and want to share with the most important people in your life.
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great reading
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A feel good book. Cute story. Full of emotion & good book to share
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I have not read this book. I was going to add it to my BookCrossing shelf just to share. Here is a bit from the back cover.
"Sarah Talbot surely thought she'd never live to see antoher birthday. but against all odds, she beat the disease that threatened her life and she reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine. It is a new beginning for Sarah...on her first adventure--a ride in a small chartered plane--comes a chance meeting with a man who will change the course of her life...
Shimmering with emotion, grace, and beauty, Cloud Nine is the kind of novel you will cherish..."