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Dakota Home (Dakota #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  3,916 Ratings  ·  152 Reviews
Buffalo Valley has found new life. People have started moving to this town--people like Lindsay Snyder, who came as a teacher and stayed, marrying local farmer Gage Sinclair. And now Lindsay's best friend, Maddy Washburn, has decided to pull up stakes and join her in Buffalo Valley, hoping for the same kind of satisfaction. And the same kind of love...

Jeb McKenna is a ranc
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by Mira Books (first published August 1st 2000)
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Jan 08, 2017 Marleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel deflated (and I apologize in advance to the fans. I have to admit, I keep forgetting that Debbie Macomber books are not my cup of tea. Still, I have a few of them in my library, and now and then I flock to them and give them another try, with the same result; I don’t feel connected to the story, nor to the characters – and believe me – there are many characters.
I am sure that there’s an audience and/or fan base for these series, but for me there’s really not enough substance, or enough ba
Oct 18, 2015 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
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Jan Mcleod
Dec 31, 2012 Jan Mcleod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the first novel of the Dakota series, numerous townspeople were introduced and explored, but the story mainly focused on Gage and Lindsay. In this, the second novel of the series, the sagas of Buffalo Bob, Merrily, Jeb, Maddy, Sarah, and Dennis are continued and become more complicated. And let's not forget Calla, nasty and belligerent as ever, but life isn't so rosy with her "wonderful" dad.
Mar 06, 2013 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved thee second book of the Dakota series. I am so glad that almost everyone worked out their issues. I am also glad that Dennis and Sarah are married and that her quilting store is really taking off.
I wish I could get my hands on Calla and smack some sense into the girl. She is so full of hate and resentment. Living with her father isn't helping her any. I just hope she doesn't make the same mistake as her mom though. I am also to learn more about Merrily's "son" Axel.
Jul 28, 2008 Julianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #2 of the Dakota Trilogy. Loved it! We met Lindsay in Book #1. Now her best friend has come to the little town of Buffalo Valley, and adventures find her.....

It's Debbie Macomber! Gotta love it!
Apr 30, 2013 Barbi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another heartwarming book! I think I enjoyed this book more simply because I am so familiar with some of the places mentioned in the book. I really enjoyed all of the characters and how well they are described and how easily you get involved in their lives.
Now that Lindsay is settled, her best friend Maddy comes to town to rescue the local grocery store. During a winter storm, Maddy meets a man who will forever change the way she feels about Buffalo Valley.

This may have been my favorite of the series.
Jul 02, 2008 Kellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good QUICK read... romance.
Mary Beth
Dec 06, 2016 Mary Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maggie Washburn has decided to pull up stakes and join her best friend, Lindsay Snyder, in Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, to look for the same kind of contentment, the same kind of love that Lindsay has found in the small prairie town.
Nov 29, 2016 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread. Love this book. Jeb and Maddy's story.
Nov 17, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the audiobook.
Jan 06, 2017 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great second book. I enjoyed finding out what happened with some of the characters we met in the first book. I had a few issues with a few of the Characters. I wasn't fond of Joanie and Brandon. Things worked out fine, but he just bothers me. The other character I couldn't stand was Calla. What a brat! I just wish her mom had been honest with her about her dad from the beginning. Lies only cause issues. She put her dad on a pedestal when he didn't deserve it. He is a lying jerk. Even when it w ...more
Nige S.
First book seemed like the women had good heads on there shoulders this second book I couldn't make it seem men had good heads, couldn't even grasp the men the commiserate heed to stardom the women wouldn't allocate any need for men to have good heads on there shoulders. Seems like the 3 of a kind hotel is a metaphor for the need to say some times life is a gamble and there's no news like no poker face on the git of not being informed about politics or how other jobs or life styles or ethics are ...more
Kathy Paulson
Oct 12, 2016 Kathy Paulson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another awesome book by Debbie Macomber!
T. Rosado
Dec 28, 2016 T. Rosado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, paperback

4-4.5 Stars!

I'm really enjoying this series. I especially enjoyed Jeb and Maddie's story within this book. I'm always pulled to a broken hero and that is what Jeb was in this second book of the Dakota series. Having lost his leg in a farming accident 4 years prior, he didn't think he had anything to offer and became somewhat of a recluse, tending his buffalo and rarely going into town. Maddie was new in town and immediately drawn to Jeb. I loved how his disability was portrayed and how Maddie he
Julie Akeman
Jan 02, 2017 Julie Akeman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boy this one really gets one moving...steamy scenes...a lot of mention of babies being born to characters haha..I have four I have enough kids but dang this just gets the blood boiling....and let's just say I have a happy husband at home.
Janice Feindel
Sep 30, 2016 Janice Feindel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoying this series......onto book 3
Louise Schaefer
Sep 29, 2016 Louise Schaefer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Love this series--Looking forward to reading the next installment!!!!
Shental Henrie
Sep 12, 2016 Shental Henrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second installment in the DAKOTA TRILOGY is another great read from DM.
She is a master storyteller in being able to take the happenings of small town life and make them interesting and entertaining.
This one, DAKOTA HOME, brings us Lindsay's best friend from book 1.
Maddy Washburn can't be a social worker anymore. She is tired of what it takes out of her. So she packs up and moves to the one place where her friend found love. She buys the local pharmacy and settles into small town life with a
Kelly Woznik
Sep 19, 2016 Kelly Woznik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book
M Strawberry
After reading the first book in this series, I was happy to also have #2 on hand, so I could quickly start with this book. Like #1, I enjoyed the parts other than the romance between the main characters. I liked reading about the other people in town, their problems, and the like, since I felt the relationship between Maddy and Jeb to be a bit contrived. I really hated the character of Jeb's sister (at first) because she was just so annoying with trying to fix up her brother. Some people just ne ...more
Synopsis: "Maggie Washburn has decided to pull up stakes and join her best friend, Lindsay Snyder, in Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, to look for the same kind of contentment, the same kind of love that Lindsay has found in the small prairie town."

My Review: It really took me a while to get all the characters straight again. The storyline picked right up where the previous book left of with no ease in. There are a lot of characters and story lines to keep straight, you really almost need a note pa
Pat Jorgenson Waterchilde
Another heartwarming read from Ms. Macomber, one of my favorite authors. Dakota Home is the second book in a series but easy enough to be read as a stand alone book. This novel is filled with several characters in the small town of Buffalo
Valley in North Dakota. Each character has their own story, a past to be shared and conquered and issues to resolve.
As a reader, you settle into the story, snuggle closer to each character and wish for the best. You won't be disappointed in this heartfelt read
Linda C
Sep 26, 2012 Linda C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddy Washburn, suffering burnout from her job as a social worker, moves to Buffalo Valley where her best friend has moved and recently married. She buys the local grocery and is determined to make a success of her new life. She is drawn to taciturn Jeb McKenna. His injury in a farm accident has left him with an artificial leg and a life as a near recluse. When Maddy is caught in an early snowstorm and forced to spend several days with Jeb, they both end up with more than they bargained for. As ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book in Macomber's Dakota series centers on Maddie Washburn, Lindsay's best friend from childhood. Leaving a stressful job in Savannah, GA as a social worker, Maddie purchases the local grocery in Buffalo Valley and is ready for a fresh start. She is quickly intrigued by Jeb McKenna, a local recluse who lost his leg in a farming accident years earlier. After a blizzard strands Maddie and Jeb for a few days, their relationship takes on a new level.

Like Macomber's previous books, 'Dako
Valerie (He Said Books Or Me)
In these four books, we get to visit North Dakota and the tiny town of Buffalo Valley. In each book, we get a closer look at the town, the people who live there and their lives. I enjoy Debbie’s books because you can tell that she tries infuse things that are natural to the place in her writing. She mentions a few real cities in North Dakota, as well as the University of North Dakota in her books. I also enjoy that there is elements of romance in each of the stories. While romance is not always ...more
Kim Hampton
Sep 29, 2014 Kim Hampton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the "Dakota" series by Debbie Macomber. I loved finding out about some characters I enjoyed from the first book, and getting to know a few of them a little better. Jeb McKenna is a bison rancher who has become a hermit after an accident. His sister knows he just needs a good woman to bring him out of it, and she thinks the new owner of the grocery store just might be the one. Can Maddy Washburn open up his heart? What will it take for her to get through to him? There was a cli ...more
Michelle Molinari
Continuing from Dakota Born, this book brings Lindsey’s best friend from Georgia to North Dakota. The businesses are thriving again and the town is growing. Calla runs away from home in pursuit of her father. This layer of drama is a refreshing break from the romance drama. The misunderstandings of the relationships can just fill so many pages. It’s nice to see different conflicts like the financial struggles of the small town and the family dynamics outside of the new relationships. I like that ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't hate this book. But, it definitely wasn't the best I've ever read. Maddy and Jeb are likable characters, but they might be the only ones for me. I personally thought there were too many side stories going on and a real lack of depth to the main story. The other characters and their stories were simply annoying. I hated Sarah and her bratty little daughter. But I suppose it can be seen as a good thing if an author has the talent to make you hate with passion. Overall, it wasn't terrible, ...more
I've never read any Debbie Macomber, and I liked this book well enough. I picked it up at a book fair. It's the second book in the series (I of course haven't read the first) but there wasn't much trouble following it.

One complaint that I did have was I thought that she had too many storylines going on at once. Most romance novels, even series, only have two or three storylines going on at once. This book had at least six, and maybe more.
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Other Books in the Series

Dakota (4 books)
  • Dakota Born (Dakota, #1)
  • Always Dakota (Dakota, #3)
  • Buffalo Valley (Dakota, #4)

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