By Luanne Rice
From the back of the book:
Sarah Talbot surely thought she’d 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 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 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.
Just my opinion:
The best word I can think of to describe this novel is “lovely.” Full of emotion, it’s the story of two people who find each other at a time in their lives when they are ready to be healed from the past and move forward in a relationship that is full of love and endless possibilities for happiness.
Several times, this book brought tears to my eyes. As I came to adore these characters, I found it more and more difficult to put it down. I wanted so much for them to find what they were looking for in each other.
This is one of Luanne Rice’s older novels, published in 1999. She is such an excellent writer and a master storyteller. I’ve read several of her books and have never been disappointed. This is probably one of my favorites by her and it will have a special spot on my bookshelves.
If you haven’t read any of her books, Cloud Nine would be a good one to start with. Very touching and endearing, it’s unforgettable.
Some favorite passages from the book:
- Grief and sorrow was what kept people human … it linked them forever to the ones they had lost.
- Holidays were important, you couldn’t let them pass by. No matter how sad, no matter how afraid you felt, you had to celebrate with the people you loved. Because you never knew when memories would be all you had left.