The Dandelion Field- Book Review (Weekend Book Corner)
The Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)
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.
My Review: Shattered pieces of our past can bloom into something beautiful. In this book we see how difficult teen pregnancy can be, but as the reader we walk through the pain and difficulty with the characters in the story. We discovery the beauty of forgiveness, romance, trusting God during difficult situations and that He can do anything with the broken pieces of our lives. This book is great for teenagers who do not believe there is way out and great for adults who have children going through this situation. The character development is AMAZING. The characters take on like real people who struggle with life decisions and I love that. I could really relate to their humanness. This wasn't just some feel good but, but gut wrenching at times. The other unique thing about this book was the town was not ready for the Cody and Raine's pregnancy news as it was a highly religious and small community. However, this story is beautifully written and woven together that you can't help but love the story. I could on, but I would be giving away so many details to this wonderful book! You must read it yourself!
Thank you to Zondervan for allowing me to review this book! I was not compensated for a positive review and I enjoyed this book.
About the Authors:
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