Review: The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer PLUS a Kindle Fire Giveaway!

The Dandelion Field The Dandelion Field was a wonderful and refreshing story that caught my attention from page one and didn’t let up…even at the end of the book. I still find myself thinking of these characters and their lives days later!

The premise of the book is clearly stated in the book’s description, so I am not giving anything away by discussing the central theme that pulls the characters of Ginevieve and Raine Lightly together with Dan Moretti, Cody Bennett, and Evie Bennett. The situation is this: Raine and Cody are seniors who are about to graduate from high school and they shock both of their families with the announcement that Raine is pregnant and it is Cody’s child.

I just love how realistic the reactions feel in this story. I know that every family experiencing this situation would respond in their own particular way. But, in this story there is disbelief and shock, as well as blame placing. There are concerns about how this will affect these young people’s futures. There is concern about how they will be treated at school, church, and around town. It is just so complex and so real.

I liked all of the characters and how we even got to know Max (Cody’s late father) through flashbacks that Dan had. It really gave me a good insight on why Dan and Evie’s friendship was so complex, as well as how connected they both were to him.

Gin and Dan were interesting characters. Gin had zero trust for men in her heart, and good reason for it, too. Dan was a solid rock for so many in the story. He played the role of father figure, friend, fire chief, and Christian role model. But, strangely enough, both Gin and Dan were still caught up in the past in many ways. He carried heavy burdens and unresolved feelings that only began to give way when he got to know Ginevieve. And Gin continually fought the need to flee challenging situations. I think one of the best things about this story was the way the main characters grew toward God as they grew toward each other.

Cody, strong in his faith, and Raine, a new Christian, were everything I could admire in two young adults facing this surprise pregnancy. It was interesting to see how each handled the news and the way people treated them.

The romantic threads that ran through both Cody and Raine’s story (I loved the flashbacks of how they met and connected), as well as Gin and Dan’s story were very well done. The storytelling just flowed for me. I loved this book! (5 stars)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.

About the book:

The Dandelion Field
This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn’t need a man to fight her battles.

After Raine’s dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter’s youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that’s compromised when Raine reveals she’s pregnant.

Dan Moretti has only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless, and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend’s son, through life. With Cody being the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little words: “The baby is mine.”

Knowing gossip of Raine’s pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin’s reflex is to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each passing day, Gin’s feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the first sign of smoke.

As Gin and Dan do the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new beginning.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1yGTVen

About the author:

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books — which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Find Kathryn online: website, Facebook

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a new story of romance and falling in love in Kathryn Springer’s The Dandelion FieldThe handsome firefighter makes a living “coming to the rescue,” but Gin is used to fighting her own battles. Can a woman who doesn’t believe in happy endings take a chance on a new beginning? 

Celebrate a second chance at love and family with Kathryn by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Dandelion Field

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 16th on the Litfuse blog.

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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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