||Thirteen years ago, one of Daisy Tucker's 3-year-old twins, Jake, disappeared during a cattle roundup at the family ranch in Wyoming--an event that disrupted her marriage to her husband, James. Since then, Daisy has lived with Jake's sister Sage, now 16, in New England, where her own family is from. Now Sage goes back to her father, taking along her boyfriend and the news that she's pregnant.
||No one understands all the complexities of love, resentments, heartaches, and healing better than New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice, whose Follow the Stars Home was praised by People magazine as a story of "heartbreak and redemption." In Dream Country, she once again draws us into a splintered family's search for hope. Daisy had gone to the Wyoming wilderness in search of inspiration for her jewelry making. She found rancher James Tucker, a man with the wilderness inside him. Their life together was close to paradise - until their three-year-old son Jake disappeared and was never found. Her marriage in tatters, Daisy returned home to Connecticut, taking with her from Wyoming two things: her daughter, Jake's twin, and her livelihood, the jewelry she etches with symbols of Indian legend. Wyoming had taken everything else.Thirteen years later, Wyoming wants more. Sage, now sixteen, has run away, and Daisy fears that Sage's thirst to see the land and father of her dreams is driving her westward on freight trains and farm roads. Terrified, her mother flies out to where James Tucker rides the range with a heart turned to stone, still scouring the canyons for Jake. Wary of each other, Daisy and James wait and pray for the safe arrival of their one remaining child. And they'll need all the strength and wisdom they can find, to learn that you cannot close the door on the past. In fact, sometimes, if you're willing to step through it, that door to the past can lead you home.