Follow the Stars Home

Follow the Stars Home

by Luanne Rice
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Follow the Stars Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried reading this book when it was first released in paperback, but it was so confusing, I couldn't finish it. I've seen the Hallmark movie many times, and it's far superior to the book. Just a few days ago, I tried reading the book again and I was horribly disappointed. There was so much unnecessary 'fluff' inside, and there several parts that were very disturbing. Trust me, skip the book and watch the Hallmark version instead. It's much more entertaining, and it gets to the point, instead of dragging on forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the starting of this book i knew it was going to be one of my favorites. Its realistic and I always love good endings. My heart went out to Alan and how much he loved Dianne.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lobsterman Tim McIntosh worked the New England coast. He loved his wife Dianne, but could not deal with the sickly child that was born to them. Instead, Tim abandoned his spouse and little Julia. She sufferers from illnesses that leave her physically and mentally dying from birth. Perhaps because he loves Dianne or just feels bad by his sibling¿s abandonment, Tim¿s brother Alan constantly is there for Dianne and Julia. Alan¿s actions add to the guilty feelings and shame that fill Tim¿s heart, but his soul cannot take the steps needed to reconcile with his beloved wife nor shower his child with the love she needs.

As Dianne supports herself and Julia, she meets a troubled twelve-year old Amy Brook, who becomes a little sister to her. Amy helps Dianne fully understand what love is all about, but will Tim ever learn the same lesson before it is too late?

FOLLOW THE STARS HOME focuses on the meaning of love and its capacity to meliorate many human frailties. Dianne, Tim, and Amy seem very real because their characters are fully developed. The audience will dislike what Tim did, but understand his actions and frustrations. Reader¿s empathy towards Julia will gush throughout the novel. This emotion on the part of the audience shows how talented Luanne Rice is in sensitizing her fans, though for most of the novel the audience ¿sees¿ the ailing child through the eyes of the other characters. Using Julia¿s thoughts as a climax leads to a feeling that this was a contrived closing but Ms. Rice reaches inside our very hearts and souls with an inspiring novel that reflects on how precious but fleeting is life.

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I loved the Hallmark movie so I was excited to read the book. If you love the movie, you'll really love the book!!! As a parent with a special needs child, this is an awsome story of a mothers unfailing love!!!!
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This book was pretty good but it did go a little to slow. It was a heart-warming book with many twists and turns. Overall I enjoyed the book.
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ANHSVan More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book; its very touching and easy to relate to in many ways. Luanne Rice provides situations that could happen to anybody and realistic resolutions. Her stories capture your attention and make you want to keep reading. I'll be reading more of her books in the near future.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. I passed it on to a friend and she couldn't put it down. A really superb story of a coupld of kids that made wrong decisions. It gave me a lump in my throat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the s l o w e s t book I have ever read. I couldn't even finish it. This was my first Luanne Rice book, but I have a few more. I certainly hope they get better. This book had potential, but never quite got my attention. I made it halfway thru and just decided to move on. What a waste of time!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
How wonderful a book, when I needed it most!
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i could not book this book down-it was so wonderful and emotional-i just couldnt stop reading i musted have read it like 4 times already rice is amazing writer and hope her books keep coming
Guest More than 1 year ago
Follow the Stars Home is one of the most beautifully written book I have read. The characters are filled with emotion especially Dianne. She made me actually feel like that I could almost feel her pain from all the terrible events that occurred in her life. Luanne Rice has truly made this book enjoyable to read. Once you read it, you won't be able to put it down. Absolutely Wonderful!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
That says it all, what a great book! I so admired the main character, for her courage, bravery....Luanne Rice is an awesome writer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To Ms. Luanne Rice - it has certainly been a pleasure reading such a marvelous piece of literature. For those who need to take time and reflect back into their lifes, to know how can love heal old wounds and how forgiveness can propel us to move forward, read this incredible book. Ms. Rice has captured the essence of how much a person can sacirfice for the lives of others. Motherhood is a neverending struggle, and yet, it brings many rewarding moments. Ms. Rice also teaches us not to take life for granted, for every passing day is a special gift; and for every soul who we encounter in our journeys through life can have greater significance and impact to how we find that special happiness.