Book Reviews of Dance with Me

Dance with Me
Dance with Me
Author: Luanne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780553586923
ISBN-10: 0553586920
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 247 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
The general storyline is interesting enough- The Porter sisters were deserted by their father at a young age and now their once-strong and independent mother is old and ill and decisions need to be made about her future care. One sister, Jane, has a tremendous secret that she feels is ready to be revealed (thats why she returns to her hometown) even though it upsets her ill mother and caretaking sister to think about this secret becoming public after so many years. The story (and secret) involves a forbidden romance and I found myself skimming through chapters because of its predictability. The end is satisfying, as I someone knew it would be, but the writing lacks depth and in the end I felt as though Id read a script for a soap opera.
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Helpful Score: 2
Again, Luanne Rice takes topics we've read about a million times before and some how still manages to hold our interest. And she never gives us a cheesy ending, anything forced or fake. It's as real as real life can get. I'd recommend this book for anyone who enjoys romance or family stories. The story keeps you interested and the characters endear themselves to you.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very heartfelt family drama, that is wonderfully written.
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A really well written story of family connections and emotions. Jane gave up a daughter for adoption when she was young and comes back to her home town years later. Dylan has shattering memories from his life as a federal agent and he comes home to find peace working his family's apple orchard.
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This book explores emotional connects at their very core, with keen insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers, that will reasonate long after the final page is turned.
Great Book!
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Enjoyable, light read.
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A beautiful story of love and family. I couldn't put it down.
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I am new to Rice and thoroughly enjoy her real life characters. This book made me feel like I was there - that's what it's about, right.
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Great book. Bases in rural Rhode Island.
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Some connections can not be broken, such as a mother's love for the child she was forced to give up.
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Another great book by Luanne Rice. I couldn't put it down!
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Another good Luanne Rice read!
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A heart felt story about a woman and a man returning to a rural town. A story of converging lives, small town-secrets and the magic of unexpected miracles. D
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"The story of a man and a woman forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won't let go" Great book!
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Luanne Rice always writes very sweet stories. This one is about 2 sisters, their aging mother, an apple farmer and relationships.
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I really enjoyed this book...It had a great story and believable characters that were easy to relate to..
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A true Luanne Rice -- an easy and enjoyable read.
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Very good story about starting over and getting past mistakes made early in life. I enjoyed this book very much. A hard one to put down.
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Good book for a Sunday afternoon or a lazy day.
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Mother comes back to hometown where her sick parent and adopted daughter both live. Relationships intertwine with complications. Very good.
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luanne rice at her best
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My first Luanne Rice... the mother in me cried with wholeness!
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Luanne Rice just gets better and better! Nice, easy feeling read.
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Excellent Book
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Another good read by Rice
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The characters were well drawn, and the story was a good one. Enjoyable.
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A haunting story of converging lives, small town secrets-and the magical sway of unexpected miricales-unfolds.
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fun light romance
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Back cover: Jane Porter left the apple orchards of rural Twin Rivers RI, years ago, fleeing memories that could tear two families apart. Now she has been unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chadwick has come back too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in order to follow in the foot steps of his apple farming father and forget the life he once lived. Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, a haunting story of converging lives, small town secrets and the magical sway of unexpected miracles unfolds.
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I likes the book alot.
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Its been years since Jane Porter ventured back home to Twin Rivers, Rhode Island. Now she must close the doors of her popular New York bakery and return and help her sister care for their ailing mother. But Jane ia also drawn home by a wrenching secret from her past.
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Good Story - Easy read. Jane Porter left the apple orchard on Rhode Island years ago fleeing memories that could tear two families apart. Haunting story of converging lives, small town secrets and unexpected miracles.
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Another romance novel about girl returning home after years of being away and her renewing old acquantinces with her family and old friends. I like Luanne Rice and have read many of her books.
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Another wonderful story from Luanne Rice!
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I really liked this book, though it is typical Luanne Rice. Very touching and kind of sad at the same time.
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Another great book by Luanne Rice! A disfunctional family tries to make it work when Jane returns home to help take care of her mother. Jane runs a successful bakery in New York City. Her sister has cared for their mother for many years. Jane and Syvlie attempt to rebuild their relationship while caring for their mother and of course romance comes too.
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I loved it. I had to choose between adoption and keeping my babies so it made me see what it might have been like had I given them up. It was a really touching story.
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Great love story about families, friends, and small towns.
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This was a great book. I really enjoyed it I hope you do also
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A good romance story.
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This being the first time Ihave read her bks. i was liking her and right know am finishing summer of Roses Very nice also.
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Set in rural Rhode Island apple orchards.... you will find it is possible to go home again.
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This is a great book.
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I ENJOYED THIS BOOK, I AM SURE THAT WHO EVERELSE READS IT WILL ENJOY IT ALSO. VJ
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I really enjoyed this book.
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A great read, easy but with interesting story lines that keep you going from beginning to end.
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Love anything by Luanne Rice
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Another wonderful Luanne Rice story that might even be good for teens
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Jane Porter left the apple orchards of rural Twin Rivers, Rhode Island, years ago, fleeing memories that could tear two families apart. Now she has been unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chadwick has come back, too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in order to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father and forget the life he once lived. Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, a haunting story of converging lives, small-town secrets- and the magical sway of unexpected miracles-unfolds. Deeply moving and richly told. Dance With Me explores emotional connections at their very core, with keen insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers, that will resonate long after the final page is turned.
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Jane Porter is traveling back to her hometown of Twin Rivers, Rhode Island, with a heavy heart. She has stayed away as much as possible for the last 15 years, while her sister, Sylvie, has remained in town and taken care of their ill mother. The girls' mother was once a proud school principal who raised her brilliant daughters alone after her husband deserted them and then, because of her pride and fear of abandonment, convinced young Jane to give her newborn child up for adoption when the father wanted nothing to do with them. Jane has always regretted that decision and now wants to see her daughter. The opportunity arises when she meets her daughter's uncle, Dylan, who has lost his wife and daughter. Dylan and Jane both have an aura of tragedy about them. He and Jane become involved, and through him she develops a relationship with her daughter, Chloe, without revealing the fact that she is Chloe's birth mother. Once again, Rice captures the wonder of life, warts and all, and puts in a bid for hope. Her latest is a stellar example of why Rice continues to gain popularity.
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Sounds like a good book~ Have not read it yet~
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New, didn't read it
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Acclaimed for her insightful depiction of the magic and mystery in everyday life and relationships, Luanne Rice is one of today's most gifted novelists. Now the NY Times bestselling author delivers her most powerful book yet - the story of a man and a woman forced to choose between the past that haunts themand the love that won't let them go.
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"story of a woman and a man forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won't let them go. Deeply moving, Dance With Me explores emotional connections at their very core, with insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers." I liked the story, a relaxed read.
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The story of a man and woman forced to choose between the past that haunta themand the love thatwon't let them go.....
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Jane Porter left the apple orchards of rural Twin Rivers, Rhode Island, years ago, fleeing the memories that could tear two families apart. Now she has been unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chadwick has come back too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in oder to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father and forget the life he once lived. Amid this lansdscape of loss and renewal, a haunting story of converging lives, small-town secrets- and the magical sway of unexpected miracles-unfolds.
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This book was given to me but I don't read this type of book.