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Dream Country
Dream Country
Author: Luanne Rice
The ties that bind a broken family can be the strongest of all.... — — Bestselling novelist Luanne Rice writes of the abiding love within families — and how it can save us even in the most difficult of times. The truth and beauty in her stories will break your heart and mend it again, stronger and more full of hope than ever before. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553582642
ISBN-10: 055358264X
Publication Date: 1/2/2002
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 194 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a excellent book about the never ending love of family with an edge of suspense.
I loved the characters and the beautiful Wyoming setting made me want to "go west".
I truly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down!
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It was a "feel good" book -- an easy read on a stormy weekend that leaves you with a smile on your face.
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I liked Dream Country. It's a pretty intense and emotional rollercoaster ride that hinges on some fairly unique plot points and takes some interesting side roads along the way
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I have never read Luanne Rice book that I haven't enjoyed. Excellent, as always!
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There were enough twists in the plot to keep me reading, though the ending was more predictable than I was hoping.
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Many years ago, having just gotten out of college, jewelry maker Daisy Tucker had traveled to the wilderness of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming in search of inspiration to fuel her art. What she had found was rancher James Tucker, a man with the wilderness inside him. Their life together was as close to paradise as a family could get - until the day their three-year-old son Jake disappeared without a trace. Her heart broken, her marriage in tatters, Daisy returned to Connecticut with Jake's twin sister, Sage.

It was just a typical argument, one of hundreds that Daisy had had with her teenage daughter, Sage, over the years. However, this particular argument had ended differently, with Sage gone from their Connecticut home in the morning, leaving behind only a brief note: "I have to go." Daisy tried to stay calm; she tried not to overreact; tried to remind herself that this situation was completely different from what had happened thirteen years earlier to Jake. Yes, this was an entirely different situation from a little boy disappearing into the canyons of Wyoming, never to be found. Sage was sixteen years old and resourceful. She would be found.

As Daisy returns to the Tucker ranch to wait and pray for Sage's safe arrival, what she can't know is that Sage has undertaken a dangerous cross-country pilgrimage to find her father. Desperate to find her daughter, Daisy will return to Wyoming, to the place that once took everything she had. She will also learn that you can never close the door on the past, but sometimes, if you step through it, it can lead you home...

I found this book to be quite engrossing - filled with lots of intertwined story lines and endearing characters. At 504 pages, I would classify this book as a modern-day family saga; definite summer reading for anyone who likes to read books about families. I give Dream Country by Luanne Rice an A! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
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First book I've read by Luanne Rice and it was worth the read!
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I really enjoyed this book, from beginning to end. I even cried at a few places it was so moving, and it's been a while since I've read a book good enough to cry over! Definitely worth the read. It's a lot about family, it's a lot about loving someone even though you're not with them, and it's a lot about growing up and the tough things that life throws at us. I'm not reposting this book just yet, because I know I'll read it again at least once, so I hope other members posted some so everyone can enjoy it!

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