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Dream Country
Dream Country
Author: Luanne Rice
No one understands the heart of a family better than Luanne Rice. Her luminous novels capture the mystery and miracle of love in all its guises. Now, on the heels of her triumphant New York Times bestseller Cloud Nine, Luanne Rice draws us into the sweeping, unforgettable story of a family's search for hope, faith, and love to brid...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553801194
ISBN-10: 0553801198
Publication Date: 1/30/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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bookworm01 avatar reviewed Dream Country on + 138 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
I have never read Luanne Rice book that I haven't enjoyed. Excellent, as always!
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Helpful Score: 1
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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emeraldfire avatar reviewed Dream Country on
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!
hailleybug avatar reviewed Dream Country on + 3 more book reviews
this book was just not my type of book!
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Another excellant book by Luann Rice. Reads fast, and hard to put down. About a family that splits up when the twin son goes missing when he's 3. At 16, the twin sister finds her self pregnant and trys to go live with the father. Guess who she meets up with to help her get to her father? Oops- you gonna have to read to find out!!

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