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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....

Title : Dakota Home
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ISBN : 9781551666020
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Dakota Home Reviews

  • Dawn ♥ romance
    2019-03-31 17:32

    This story had lots of action, almost too much. I enjoy a secondary romance but five of them was too many. It felt like reading multiple books switching after each chapter, frustrating. The main hero's history was tragic but his behavior four years later was overblown. Each relationship had an irritating character. Maggie starts up a grocery delivery service and one of her first customers is rancher Jeb.

  • Marleen
    2019-04-18 14:26

    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 background to the characters to give them depth and credibility.Without going into details of the various subplots, suffice it to say that I found there’s not enough positiveness in these books while they should because there are so light, fluffy and unsubstantial. There’s a lot of stubborn stupidity, pettiness and meanness. The flip side of romances working out in the end doesn’t counterbalance that animosity and churlishness displayed by these characters.

  • Eleanore June
    2019-03-30 16:25

    DNF at 62%I just don't like this town filled with angst and assholes who are too stubborn to talk to each other. I don't really care about any of them and frankly there are just too many of them.Jeb is just an ass, a stubborn, set in his ways ass. And I just don't care/like him enough to care if he redeems himself and gets a HEA.Also Calla is the worst and I pray that my own daughter never treats me like that. Going to call my mom and apologize now.

  • Heather
    2019-03-31 11:21

    2.5 stars

  • Mary
    2019-04-17 11:05

    In this book Lindsey and Gage are married and having a baby. Her friend Maddy has moved to Buffalo Valley and owns the store and is changing the way things are running in the town. She befriends Sarah's sister and her brother Jeb who lost a leg in a farming accident. During a snowstorm they spend a great deal of time together and discover they love each other. Calla runs away while her mother finally divorces her husband (that everyone believed she had already divorced) and marries Dennis. Calla decides to stay with her horrible father to spite her mother for marrying Dennis.

  • Jan Mcleod
    2019-04-19 18:15

    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.

  • Heidi
    2019-04-16 18:29

    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.

  • Julianne
    2019-04-05 14:26

    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!

  • Barbi
    2019-04-19 13:16

    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.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-16 12:30

    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.

  • Kellie
    2019-04-03 13:25

    It was a good QUICK read... romance.

  • Shirley B.
    2019-03-20 16:19

    An interesting book set in a small town. I recently had someone tell me I shouldn't base my book in Huntsville, Al, because there's nothing interesting about my town. Well, this town is smaller than Huntsville, out in the middle of no where. The author of Dakota Home made it clear, what makes a book interesting are the characters and the interaction between them. All it takes is a few good women and men to set the world right.

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-13 15:26

    Buffalo Valley is finding new life. Lindsay Snyder is the new teacher and she married Gage Sinclair. Lindsay's best friend Maddy Washburn has purchased the local grocery store and is putting into a place where the people want to shop. Maddy has met Jeb McKenna a solitary rancher. She is drawn to Jeb but he rebuffs her advances until a North Dakota blizzard throws them together. A very nice read. 

  • Katherine
    2019-04-12 17:19

    I gave up after two chapters in. It started getting really complicated following multiple characters and I only liked/connected with one of them. Several just want to sleep with each other while not really wanting a relationship. Hopefully, they all learn by the end, but I'm not sticking it out to find out.

  • Anne Blyth
    2019-04-01 14:26

    I love Debbie Macomber books and this was a good set of intertwining stories though the main characters were Jeb and Maddie. The book was great until the Epilogue where it all seemed to come to a very hasty stop. While a couple of the side stories wound up in good style the others appeared to have been wound up as a quick last resort. Still, worth a read as Debbie's books always are.

  • Sheila Martinez
    2019-04-14 17:09

    To me, these are really fun little soap operas to pass the time. I get really interested in all these town people and their romances. Debbie does a great job of constructing a town full of interesting people.

  • Debbie Deason
    2019-04-08 18:04

    Good quick readSuch a good series. The characters have become like good friends! Was never slow or boring. Makes me want to see North Dakota.

  • Roxx
    2019-04-16 13:30

    It's focusing a little on everybody's budding romance. It was cute. I'm looking forward to Margaret's story.

  • Cynthia
    2019-03-22 14:22

    Continues were Dakota Born leaves off but carries on through different familiar characters as well as the ones from the 1st book.

  • Tammy Smith
    2019-03-31 17:31

    Fun read. Great charaters.

  • Tracy Ruby
    2019-03-26 18:14

    Too many characters and stories. And angst! But Debbie Macomber books are never my kind of story.

  • Beth
    2019-03-21 16:25

    Reread. Love this book. Jeb and Maddy's story.

  • Amy
    2019-04-07 13:33

    Read the audiobook.

  • Charlene
    2019-03-26 12:24

    This second Dakota series continues the successful formula presented in Dakota Born. In this story, Maddy (Lindsay's best friend), moves to the small town and finds everyone (except one) welcoming her with open arms. And this one character, Jeb McKenna, is a stubborn bison rancher determined to live a secluded life. However, Maddy and Jeb's sister disagree. Along with the primary story revolving around Maddy and Jeb, the remaining characters bring about a delightful secondary story about patience, forgiveness and love.This was another great Macomber story that captures the true sense of a small community.

  • Nigel Shenton
    2019-03-22 13:17

    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 consider in counselling ideas or family. This book was pure cliche and gossip and life. An I'd feel better if I could of relaxed reading but it got so intense in the last 2 to 1 hours of the book I had to put on George strait and just continue with my job. But I finished it in two days. I feel series are bad to get involved in and stick to non fiction but this book drove me into current times that never turn out good in the newspaper. I feel saying reading any news or this book understanding my concussions and the thoughts of the confusing tonality of my blending thoughts, this book would help news articles seem less mental. Happy I see Debbie can or robin the narrator could have a continuing trend to wonder what the hell I was thinking for my entire night shift and say why am I working at this hour with these thoughts. Although I finish happy to finish the book I've had the honour of the services like maddy or had my own thoughts going through this book like fears or worries or guilt or worst paranoia or down right being unrealistic. I'd have to say it held me closely nearing the end and my shift ended quicker than most in the first book but the second I had to pause and that slowed down the shift. But that's a male review. I hardly doubt any men will read this review and I am sure the heronist was more thilling than the male being refused sense in all perspective until the end. I also reason more people need to smoke tobacco in the book rather than drink and have such consolidation in family matters. I think they'd remember a whole lot more to. Plus it's a behaviour modifier and shows more sense in a cigar lounge for future books. It would be of interest more publicity for a benefits of cultural's wrongs than drinking being excused and I hardly would think weed would be in its state as in we're legalized if tobacco was more discussed but only saying I liked the book and had at the end said AF that was a fast shift. I need more audiobooks from her.

  • Shental Henrie
    2019-04-15 15:12

    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 bang. As she starts getting to know the town, there is noone that intrigues her more than Jeb McKenna. He is quiet. She is not. He is practically a recluse. She getting to know everybody!! He has been wounded and can't see past his pain. She is taking hold of her life and making it better.They dance around each other until she is stuck at his place due to a storm. Then they get to know each other really well!!! And there were lasting consequences to their time together. As they continue to iron out their relationship, they find that they just might be what the other needs.It's kinda cheezy but totally enjoyable.You get to know tons of the other town characters as DM weaves mundane town life into a tender story worth reading again and again.

  • Maureen Wilson
    2019-03-22 15:19

    simply lovely

  • Laila Doncaster
    2019-04-06 10:17

    I do believe it is long past time for Debbie Macomber to seek a fresher and more interesting take on a plot and story. It's getting old, this same story with different characters and places. If you've read one, you've read them all. Don't get me wrong here, she's a good story teller, but she's in dire need of a new plot.

  • Alyssa
    2019-04-15 18:04

    This is such a wonderful book! This is the second book in the Dakota trilogy and it is even better than the first. I love this small town so much and really wish I could live there with these incredible people. They all have such large hearts and are truly there for people in a way that isn’t common these days. This series encompasses what it is to be a true neighbor and friend. These people care about each other in a way that should be more common in the world.This second book brings Lindsay’s friend Maddy to Buffalo Valley and she fit’s so perfectly with the rest of the town. You also get to see more of Buffalo Bob and Merrily, Jeb, Sarah and Dennis’ relationship, and the history of these amazing people. More depth get’s added to these characters that were more secondary in the first book.The writing is amazing and so vivid. I love that each time I pick up one of Debbie Macombers’ books, I am transported into another world and surrounded by people I wish I knew in real life. I get hooked every stinking time and I can never seem to put them down!I look forward to reading the last book in this trilogy but I am dreading being done with them. I want to curl up and live in Buffalo Valley forever!

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews
    2019-03-31 10:22

    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 need to have their privacy respected, y'know?But I liked the conflict between her and her daughter, it felt realistic, especially for a teen feeling trapped in a (very) small town - I probably would feel the same way if I hadn't been raised in a big town. I liked reading about the drama between other townfolk, like the bar owner and the like. The fact that Maddy and Jeb suddenly got together so quickly in the winter storm that trapped her at his house was cliched, as well as the fact that she got pregnant. I mean, pregnancy isn't always a good thing, you know. I notice a big thing in these Macomber books is that I like the stories of people other than the main characters. Not that these main characters aren't interesting on their own, because they do have some good parts, but sometimes the endings are just too happy and cliched. Still, a overall enjoyable book.