Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Litfuse Review: The Dandelion Field by:Kathryn Springer

 The Dandelion Field
About the Book:
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. "


About the Author:
KATHRYN SPRINGER
is a full-time writer and the award-winning author ofFront Porch Princess. She won the ACFW 2009 Book of the Year award forFamily Treasures. Her most recent book,The Soldier's Newfound Family, hit the New York Times best-seller list in November 2012.Kathryn 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.

My Review:
Ginevieve Lightly, never stays in one place for too long and after her plans go up in smoke when her car breaks down---she isn't the least bit happy. Her daughter Raine asks to at least finish her senior year in high school before they have to leave again. Raine's future looks very promising until she reveals that she is expecting a baby.

 Dan Moretti, a fireman, lost his best friend to a fire, years ago. Since, that huge loss in his life, he has tried to help others in need. Since his friends death, he has tried to be a father figure to Cody Bennett which is his best friend's son. Cody comes to Dan and tells him that he, Cody got his girl friend pregnant. Dan is mystified and totally blind sided by this information.

 Gin is ready to pick up and leave but Raine has other plans. Raine and Cody grow closer together and it seems that Gin and Dan do as well. They must remember that even in the worse of circumstances, God's light can shine through as we will all see in The Dandelion Field. A great coming of age story for those of us that don't go the traditional route to find and create a family. God's blessings can still be found!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.