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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,998 ratings  ·  217 reviews
What would you do with a second chance at life?

Sarah Talbot thought she’d never see another birthday. But against all odds, she beat the illness that could have killed her, reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine, and vowed to make the most of a fresh start that few are given. With Thanksgiving approaching, Sarah charters a small plane to take her to Elk Island, a remote spo
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Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1999)
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Nwallace
This book made me put it down and just sob. What a heart touching story and a must read. One of my favorite Louanne Rice books.
LuAnn
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 i
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Cinny
Sep 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of book that my friends and I affectionately refer to as a "suicide book" - i.e. really sad. It might be an awful term to use when describing something...but this one definitely fits the bill.

I started reading this book several months ago, and for some reason I put it down. I only picked it up again the other day because I really wanted to finish it, even though I was pretty sure of what was going to happen to the main characters. I sobbed vehemetly for the last twenty pages or
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Katy
Jun 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love sappy BS
YECH! Sappy, trite dialogue plus flat, emotionless characters plus stereotypes galore equals CLOUD NINE. I couldn't get through this one. It felt too much like a "bodice-buster" paperback romance. Advice to all: AVOID LUANNE RICE.
June
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those looking fo a sob story
Shelves: death, love, romance
I don't know that this deserves a 5 star rating, but it was definitely the right book at the right time for me. I fell in love with Susan/September/Secret/Snow/Sarah. Also, the portrayal of being a mother and wanting her son to find the right path really hit home for me. The need for people to say good bye still brings tears to my eyes. I think this is a book that is perfect when you need a good cry.
Joanne
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read, a real dose of reality for those who have never lost a love one to a disease...........great characters, love lost, love found, the Heroine reminds me of a dear friend who recently passed away at the same age of the same disease. But my friend left her son, a little boy ...............a must read, yes it's a bit sad, but it will give you strenght and understanding.
Sharman
It was alright. I had trouble with the storyline. It was hard to suspend my disbelief. The author has moments of wonderful description. I did like the setting and emotion tied to the locations. I couldn't relate to the characters. This will probably be the last I read by this author.
Wyatta
May 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Luanne Rice's books are better when she adds hard situations. This one has a main character battling cancer. I find her books which only deal with romance/relationships rather dull.

I cried with this one.
Katie Oliveira
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would do 4.5 stars for the simple fact that I did not love the way the characters were introduced. But other then that I loved this book.
Asha Stark
Apr 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was so, incredibly, abysmal omg
Helen
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A super easy read. Luanne really makes your feel like you're part of the story.I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it!
Sofia
Jun 17, 2011 added it
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Machel
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I read this book during a time I needed hope and inspiration, and this book inspired me to believe in the hope there is always another life, another chapter, another love, bonded moments with family, whether it be forever or after they die, true love never dies and real family ties are never broken. All of this, I found inside the plot, the story in Cloud 9. My first Luanne Rice novel to read, then I have devoured many, many more. She is a must definite must-read author at some point in your jou ...more
Danjale Williams
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Nova Walsh
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really well written and interesting but way too sad for my taste.
Mafi
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, ebook, eng
É um dos melhores da autora, triste mas sem dúvida um livro muito bom!
Nancy
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this book. The characters are still with me. Lou Anne Rice did a wonderful job of creating characters that became my friends.
Smriti Brar
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful read! The author has projected the characters and emotions in such a beautiful manner.
Anke
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
tweede keer dat ik het boek lees. eerste keer was 10jaar geleden. En nu raakte het me net zoveel als toen.
Madelin
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Novel Review
The author of the novel Cloud Nine is Luanne Rice; the novel’s genre is drama. In the book, Sarah Talbot faces the challenges of a cancer tumor. Not only that but she must go back to Elk Island to meet her son, Mike Talbot, who “ran away” from her. She must face her bitter old father on her way back, but love could be on the edge of Sarah’s life. The point of view is told from a third person omniscient view. The pace of the novel was slow since there were a couple of scenes throughou
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Susan
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my second Luanne Rice book. What a great author! I will be reading more of her books as time goes on.

This book is well written with great characters, but a caution to readers, it is really sad. Sarah, Will, Alice, Michael, Susan (Will and Alice's teenage daughter) and even the weird step father Julian are all complicated and sophisticated characters. This is set in Maine mostly on Elk Island which is cut off from civilization. Sarah's father George, a widower and her Aunt Bess, a widow
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Bev Taylor
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
when lie offers u a second chance, seize it with all of your heart ......

sarah suffered a brain tumour but has managed to survive against all odds. she is determined not to miss a moment of her life now

she owns a quilt shop - cloud nine - the quilts for which r supplied by her father's farm on elk island. h/e she left years ago and they have never seen eye to eye since. also her son mike moved to the island a year ago and they r estranged. he is seeking news about her father who left sarah at
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Ximena Rodriguez
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"La Novena Nube" es uno de esos libros que son tan románticos que hacen que te sientas como una completa enamorada. Es un libro que a pesar de ser muy corto, puedes encontrar en sus personajes y en su historia muchos mensajes que te harán reflexionar sobre la forma en que vemos la vida. Uno muy claro es la actitud de la protagonista Sarah ante todos sus conflictos y problemas tanto físicos como emocionales, les juro que como me gustaria poder sonreír como hace ella siempre en todo momento, es mu ...more
Carrie
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was beautifully written--a truly beautiful story of love in all of its variations. But it was also devestatingly sad. The book couldn't have ended any other way, but that doesn't mean I didn't sob for the latter 100 pages and wish like crazy things could've been different.
Lee
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a tearjerker and the outcome wasn't unexpected, yet the characters were believable and their actions rang true. I did find Susan's mom to be a pretty pathetic/sad person with her being constantly wanting to please her wealthy, successful and arrogant husband...
cg
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Enjoyed this story, especially because of some of the local area referrals, which I am familiar with. Unfortunately, about 3/4 of the book, you do realize how it was going to end. That being said, I have read many Luanne Rice books and have been very please with all of them.
DIANE KOZIOL
Jun 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Drug store stuff but good enough to keep reading.
Lester
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Decent time passer..thank you.
Mai
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Luanne Rice and her books. This one is kind of like a fairytale. And as always, I cried.
Ayny
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: small-town, meh
I like Luanne Rice's books but this one, I had to stop reading. More than one reason - had a feeling I knew where story was going. Characters were smarmy and stereotypical yuppies.
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Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-two novels including THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, her first YA novel. Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, many have been New York Times bestsellers and two of her pieces have been featured in off-Broadway theatre productions. She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline.
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“Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. “Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. “Now there is no more loneliness; now you are two persons but there is only one life before you. “Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life together. “And may your days be good and long upon the earth and in heaven.” 1 likes
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