Do you ever judge a book by its cover? How do you choose a book? I was browsing books titles in January and looking for a book to review and the cover of this book caught my attention. I didn't read the synopsis or anything about it either. I chose a book because of the cover and I had very little expectations of actually enjoying this book.
The book I am referring to is The Dandelion Field by award winning and USA Today Best SElling Author, Kathryn Springer.
The Dandelion Field centers around a very reserved, and previously damaged woman known as Ginevieve Lightly. Because of being a young & single mother, she build walls around her & she runs away every time the going got tough. At any time, you can find a packed suitcase for both Gin and her daughter Raine. Raine is an only child. She's used to the idea of moving around often since her father abandoned her & her mother. It's not until they wind up in a small town in Wisconsin known as Bannister Falls that they've found their place in the world, but the town and it's residents are not so welcoming, especially when it comes to gossip. Raine and her boyfriend Cody end up pregnant during their senior year of high school and Raine fears the worst. Will Cody leave her like her father did? Is college an option with a baby? What becomes of Raine and Cody? What becomes of Gin and does she welcome the idea of becoming a grandmother? Well luckily for Gin, she's not alone. She has Cody's mother Evie and a charming local firefighter named Dan Moretti on the journey too, and together they'll figure out how to love one another and make things work.
This is a Christian fiction story and if you like gossip, assumptions, doubts, fears, happy and sad all in one book, then I highly recommend everybody give this book a read. It was a tear jerker, with a few laughs along the way. I fell in love with the characters. They all felt very well developed. Their personalities leaped off of the pages! The chapters of this book are from each characters point of view and it made it really easy to read. The chapters are short too which is a huge pro! Cannot wait to read more stories by Kathryn Springer. She's a great writer!
I personally rate this book 5/5 stars!
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This book retails for $15.99 and is published by Zondervan.
The Dandelion Field-Kathryn Springer