Every once in a while a novelist comes along who can illuminate the most secret places of our hearts--who can put into words the feelings we cannot...and sometimes dare not...express. Luanne Rice is one such novelist and Cloud Nine is her most evocative, emotionally powerful, and compelling work yet. It is a novel brimming with the beauty and fragility of life whose powerful message will resonate in your own life long after the final page is turned.
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.
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.
A novel shimmering with emotion, grace, and beauty, Cloud Nine is a work of pure magic by one of our most enchanting storytellers. It is the kind of novel you will cherish and want to share with the most important people in your life.
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Thirty-seven-year-old Sarah Talbot's lengthy battle with cancer forced her to put life on hold. But a clean bill of health has given her a second chance and she's not about to take anything for granted. Intent on living life to the fullest, Sarah reopens her bedding shop, aptly named Cloud 9, and plans a trip to Elk Island, a tiny island off the coast of Maine, where her unfeeling father and runaway son wait. Family reconciliation has long been her heart's desire, and Sarah knows that now is the time to mend familial fences. On the short plane ride to the island, she finds an unexpected confidant in pilot Will Burke, whose own personal demons make him the perfect conversation partner--and so much more. As Sarah struggles to communicate with the father she left behind and a son troubled by his own father's death--and his mother's illness--she takes refuge in the arms of Will and discovers a love she never thought possible, a love that will sustain the two in this life and beyond. Both beautifully written and well plotted, Cloud Nine is a moving testament to the eternal power of love.From the Back Cover:
Praise for Cloud Nine:
"Luanne Rice touches the deepest, most tender corners of the heart."
--Tami Hoag, author of A Thin Dark Line
"A celebration of family and the healing power of love. Poignant and powerful, Cloud Nine is one of those rare books that refresh and renew the landscape of women's fiction for a new generation of readers."
--Jayne Ann Krentz, author of Sharp Edges
"Cloud Nine is warm, smart, and deeply touching. This is a novel filled with poignant emotion and the fine, soft twist of elegant storytelling. Luanne Rice gives the reader a heartfelt look inside the workings of ordinary yet extraordinary lives."
--Deborah Smith, author of When Venus Fell
"Immensely moving...Tender and heartbreaking."
--Iris Johansen, author of The Face of Deception
An Alternate Selection of The Literary Guild and a Doubleday Book Club "GEM"
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