Title: The Dandelion Field
Author: Kathryn Springer
Synopsis: This book follows the lives of the rambler Ginevieve Lightly and her daughter, Raine, as they stumble into the town of Banister Falls after their car dies. Gin makes a promise that they can stay put until Raine finishes her senior year of high school, but it isn’t long before that bright future is compromised by Raine’s pregnancy with her boyfriend, Cody Bennett.
Dan Moretti is a firefighter who has tried to guide Cody in the right direction after Cody’s father and Dan’s best friend passed away tragically.
All of these very different personalities find themselves together and trying to maneuver their way through this difficult situation, discovering that God can heal a broken past and love can take shape in even the hardest of times.
Review: I had a really hard time putting this book down. It touched home for me in many ways. I found myself relating to both Gin and Raine. I was a mother at 18 as well and it was nice to see this difficult situation being portrayed in such a positive light. 2 kids trying to make the right decision and becoming these responsible adults and a mother who only wants the best for her daughter. The story she tells of her sons going to a San Diego male waxing salon had me laughing in tears.
I loved Dan Moretti’s character. He just dives in head first, doing what he can without pushing his limits. I love how he makes the thick skinned, Gin think about her own self and the possibility of changing.
I really didn’t want this book to end. I got to the last page and really wanted to hear more of the story. But, of course, it is left for me to finish in my head! This book definitely gets high remarks from me and I would recommend that you pick up this book for a good, heart-warming read.