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Dance with Meby Luanne Rice
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With an ever-growing readership awaiting each book, Luanne Rice demonstrated her bestselling prowess in 2003. Safe Harbor in paperback topped lists from coast-to-coast and August's The Perfect Summer is sure to be the must-have beach read of the season. Now Dance With Me, her most evocative and compelling work to date, confirms that "Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye, and a real warmth. In her hands families, and their values...seem worth cherishing" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Jane Porter has always been a free spirit, as wild and beautiful as the vast acres of apple orchards in rural Twin Rivers Valley, Rhode Island — the town that is forever etched upon her heart. Now, fourteen years after she left it behind, Jane is unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chapman has come back too, shedding the steely exterior he once wore as a New York City police detective in order to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father, and escape the memories of the life he once lived. Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, of families struggling to find their way back together with an innocent young girl as their lodestone, a haunting story about small town secrets and two converging lives will unfold.
Dance with Me explores emotional connections at their very core, with acute insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers that will resonate long after the final page is turned.
"[A] poignant tale....Rice relies heavily on coincidence and contrivance, concocting a tear-jerking mix of family strife, juvenile impetuosity and misunderstood motives, but her sympathetic protagonists keep readers engaged." Publishers Weekly
"Thankfully, Rice keeps it real this time and skips the contrivances...that plagued her recent outings. A return to what the author does best: heartfelt family drama, gracefully written and poignant." Kirkus Reviews
"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." Patty Engelmann, Booklist
The eight-time "New York Times" bestselling author delivers a powerful story of a man and woman forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won't let them go.
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 author of eight consecutive New York Times bestsellers delivers her most powerful book yet—the story of a man and woman forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won’t let them go.
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.
About the Author
Luanne Rice is the author of The Perfect Summer, The Secret Hour, True Blue, Safe Harbor, Summer Light, Firefly Beach, Dream Country, Follow the Stars Home — a recent Hallmark Hall of Fame feature — Cloud Nine, Home Fires, Secrets of Paris, Stone Heart, Angels All Over Town, Crazy in Love — which has been made into a TNT Network feature movie — and Blue Moon, which has been made into a CBS television movie. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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