Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

From the back cover:
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.

The Dandelion Field, by Kathryn Springer, is new and is published by Zondervan.

Here are my thoughts:
I didn't really enjoy this book like I thought I would. It was too much like something Karen Kingsbury would write, that being said, I think there are a lot of people who would love it. The style and storyline are what's currently popular (aside from Amish fiction) and the author does a good job of weaving God throughout the story. For me there was too much flip-flopping back to memories that the characters were having. I found it distracting and by the last fifty pages I was just flipping through to see how it ended. If you've read the back cover it pretty much tells the whole story.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse.

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