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  • Kindle Edition
  • 352 pages
  • The Dandelion Field
  • Kathryn Springer
  • English
  • 05 September 2017

The Dandelion Field[Reading] ➷ The Dandelion Field By Kathryn Springer – Essayreview.co.uk The handsome firefighter makes a living coming to people s rescue, but Gin is used to fighting her own battles Nothing has ever come easy for single mom Genevieve Lightly Over the years, she s managed The handsome firefighter makes a living coming to people s rescue, but Gin is used to fighting her own battles Nothing has ever come easy for single mom Genevieve Lightly Over the years, she s managed The Dandelion Epub / to pay the bills waitressing, and she is deeply devoted to her daughter, Raine Gin has been satisfied moving from city to city, never putting down roots or making commitments But when engine trouble temporarily strands them in the small town of Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises her daughter they will stay put until Raine graduates from high school in the springDan Moretti couldn t imagine a life without Evie, but she married his best friend After Max died while fighting a huge blaze, Dan has looked out for Evie and her son, Cody Evie has always made it clear she thinks of him only as a friend, but Dan has secretly held out hope that her feelings would change When a small town scandal erupts, Dan is caught in the middle and his loyalty put to the test when he realizes his feelings are the ones that are changing He s falling for a beautiful, unconventional waitress named GinAs Cody and Raine move closer to making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives, Dan makes a decision, too But can he convince a woman who doesn t believe in happy endings to take a chance on a new beginning with him.


About the Author: Kathryn Springer

Kathryn Springer, winner of the Write Touch Reader s Award long contemporary , grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper As a child, she spent many The Dandelion Epub / 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 ownAfter a number of busy years, when she married her college sweetheart and became a stay at home mom, Kathryn rediscovered her love for writing An unexpected snow day from school became the inspiration for a short story, which she submitted to Brio magazine She went on to publish over a dozenshort stories for Brio, but it wasn t until her youngest child started school that she decided to pursue her dream to write a novel In August , her Love Inspired debut novel, Tested by Fire, was publishedEncouraging women in their faith journey is the reason Kathryn loves to write inspirational fiction She hosts a women s Bible study in her home and volunteers in a local MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers ministry When she isn t at the computer, you ll find her curled up with a good book, spending time with family and friends or walking on the trails near her country home.


10 thoughts on “The Dandelion Field

  1. says:

    Contemporary Christian romance fiction is not my favorite genre So for me to give this book a 5 means it was very good Springer brings characters to life as they wend their way through difficult journeys filled with normal, every day problems that people world wide face The 4 main characters Gin, Raine, Dan and Cody all struggle with life s complications while trying to follow God s will or find God s will With lots of ups and downs, small town gossip, fears and joys, each of them grows, le Contemporary Christian romance fiction is not my favorite genre So for me to give this book a 5 means it was very good Springer brings characters to life as they wend their way through difficult journeys filled with normal, every day problems that people world wide face The 4 main characters Gin, Raine, Dan and Cody all struggle with life s complications while trying to follow God s will or find God s will With lots of ups and downs, small town gossip, fears and joys, each of them grows, learns to trust, and finds healing and joy in life The small town vibes and minor characters added dimension to the story line I loved that this book felt so real and not just a happy, everything s wonderful modern romance I look forward to reading book two to see what happens next to the characters in Banister Falls.Recommended for readers of Karen Kingsbury, Dan Walsh, Debbie Macomber, Jan KaronFAVORITE QUOTES You do whatever you have to do so they your children know you love them I can make it the rest of the way on my own..Of course you can but isn t it nice to know that there are times you don t have to But then I remembered there isn t anyone who can stand before God and tell Him they did everything right If I curl up in a ball and stay on the ground when I fall down, it s like saying I don t believe God has the power to lift me back up

  2. says:

    Ginevieve Gin Lightly has never lived long enough in the same place to call it home But this time, she finds herself stuck in Banister Falls because of a problem with her car and promises her daughter Raine that they will stay in that town until her graduation Certainly, the last thing she imagines is the unexpected pregnancy of the young girl, only a few months after meeting the town s golden boy , Cody Bennett Add to this complicated situation the presence at first annoying then indis Ginevieve Gin Lightly has never lived long enough in the same place to call it home But this time, she finds herself stuck in Banister Falls because of a problem with her car and promises her daughter Raine that they will stay in that town until her graduation Certainly, the last thing she imagines is the unexpected pregnancy of the young girl, only a few months after meeting the town s golden boy , Cody Bennett Add to this complicated situation the presence at first annoying then indispensable and valued of a firefighter who is very important in Cody and his mother s life, Dan Moretti Gin is hurt She is scared and does not trust men She cannot trust any man because she suffered a lot in her past Dan is kind, he is a man that has devoted his life himself to help a dear friend, widowed too soon, raise her child Gin and Dan meet in a peculiar way and they soon realize that the best solution is staying away from each other She does not need any knights in shining armour and he he does not need new challenges But fate cannot be avoided Gin and Dan s story intertwines with Raine and Cody s but, in my opinion, the adults are the real protagonists of this book Through Raine and Cody s experiences, that find themselves living a complicated but extremely important moment in their lives, Gin and Dan will ask themselves some questions, they will face their fears and insecurities, and they will try to understand what to do when it comes to special feelings.Raine and Cody, despite their age, are very mature and somehow their choices and decisions influence, I might say inspire, Gin and Dan s actions This is a story where the adults have the chance to learn something as well and it is lovely that two eighteen year old guys teach them this something A special mention goes to Evie, Cody s mother, that thanks to her son will go back in time and will reminisce her life after her husband s death She will reflect upon her choices and she, too, will start a new life I cannot wait to read her story in the second book of the series If I have to be honest, the first chapters of this novel did not captivate me, in fact I was not sure I would enjoy it But theI read, theI realized that I could not wait to pick this book up again Gin was the character that affected me the most I was very curious to try to understand her fears and find out if that wall she had built around her would fall down and how it would and the outcome was really satisfying Romantic and sweet than most endings Gin deserved such a special moment If you love contemporary novels do grab a copy of The Dandelion Field and let yourself get carried away to a small town, Banister Falls, where trusting has never been so fulfilling and liberating

  3. says:

    Could not put this down First and foremost I loved the characters Every woman should have a Dan Moretti in their life, wow Loved the Moretti family a family that was described like the Waltons I loved reading about them sitting around the dinner table even, all the interactions was awesome This book also dealt with some tough subjects too, and I loved how the author dealt with them This book also kept me on my toes which kept me reading as deep down in my heart I wanted everything to work Could not put this down First and foremost I loved the characters Every woman should have a Dan Moretti in their life, wow Loved the Moretti family a family that was described like the Waltons I loved reading about them sitting around the dinner table even, all the interactions was awesome This book also dealt with some tough subjects too, and I loved how the author dealt with them This book also kept me on my toes which kept me reading as deep down in my heart I wanted everything to work out for everybody But you will have to read it to find out if it does Definitely lived up to it winning an INSPY award

  4. says:

    Excellent contemporary fiction novel This novel shared the parallel stories of Gin and Dan Cody and Raine The story flowed well and the pages turned quickly This was a great story about trusting others and working through difficult times I thoroughly enjoyed the novel Excellent contemporary fiction novel This novel shared the parallel stories of Gin and Dan Cody and Raine The story flowed well and the pages turned quickly This was a great story about trusting others and working through difficult times I thoroughly enjoyed the novel

  5. says:

    I read this book for a challenge and I m so glad I did I admit it was a bit confusing at time in the beginning of who was who, but I finally figured it out Having said this, what a touching, sweet, deep love story By the end I even wanted Evie to have a happily ever after Well written characters and such a good solid base that God is in the fabric of our lives We just have to acknowledge him Now I can read the book the hearts we mend because it s second and I didn t realize it The main st I read this book for a challenge and I m so glad I did I admit it was a bit confusing at time in the beginning of who was who, but I finally figured it out Having said this, what a touching, sweet, deep love story By the end I even wanted Evie to have a happily ever after Well written characters and such a good solid base that God is in the fabric of our lives We just have to acknowledge him Now I can read the book the hearts we mend because it s second and I didn t realize it The main story is around two teenagers that let emotions inflict decisions and their journey with parental adults through their journey of love, sacrifice and loyalty.Thank you Kate

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I ve never read this author before, but her voice was very descriptive, the writing full of wonderful imagery that really brought the story and its characters to life The ending was a bit too rushed for my taste I would ve preferred a longer glimpse of the denouement for each main story thread and there were a few scenes with Dan s family where I got lost in the sheer number of names and minor characters thrown at me, but overall this was a very touching read I really enjoyed this book I ve never read this author before, but her voice was very descriptive, the writing full of wonderful imagery that really brought the story and its characters to life The ending was a bit too rushed for my taste I would ve preferred a longer glimpse of the denouement for each main story thread and there were a few scenes with Dan s family where I got lost in the sheer number of names and minor characters thrown at me, but overall this was a very touching read Full review coming soon

  7. says:

    4.5 starsI truly enjoyed this story of a single mom and her relationship with her daughter, and of a local firefighter and his friends and family 18 simply because of discussion about teen pregnancy

  8. says:

    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 an 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 I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.You can read this review on my blog and enter to win a kindle fire through 2 15 15 on my blog at

  9. says:

    Kathryn Springer has written an engrossing tale of love, loss, trust and life changing choices Her endearing, well drawn characters sucked me in from page 1.

  10. says:

    RELEASE DATE January 27, 2015RATING 3 Stars Worth requesting at library or buying in paperbackGENRE Christian Fiction RomanceAUDIENCE Fans of Debbie Macomber and Irene Hannon as well as folks who enjoy a good Christian romance story will enjoy this book.SERIES Currently a standalone, but could morph into a seriesSUMMARY Blurb from Netgalley The handsome firefighter makes a living coming to people s rescue, but Gin is used to fighting her own battles.Nothing has ever come easy for single RELEASE DATE January 27, 2015RATING 3 Stars Worth requesting at library or buying in paperbackGENRE Christian Fiction RomanceAUDIENCE Fans of Debbie Macomber and Irene Hannon as well as folks who enjoy a good Christian romance story will enjoy this book.SERIES Currently a standalone, but could morph into a seriesSUMMARY Blurb from Netgalley The handsome firefighter makes a living coming to people s rescue, but Gin is used to fighting her own battles.Nothing has ever come easy for single mom Ginevieve Lightly Over the years, she s managed to pay the bills waitressing, and she is deeply devoted to her daughter, Raine Gin has been satisfied moving from city to city, never putting down roots or making commitments But when engine trouble temporarily strands them in the small town of Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises her daughter they will stay put until Raine graduates from high school in the spring.Dan Moretti couldn t imagine a life without Evie, but she married his best friend After Max died while fighting a huge blaze, Dan has looked out for Evie and her son, Cody Evie has always made it clear she thinks of him only as a friend, but Dan has secretly held out hope that her feelings would change When a small town scandal erupts, Dan is caught in the middle and his loyalty put to the test when he realizes his feelings are the ones that are changing He s falling for a beautiful, unconventional waitress named Gin.As Cody and Raine move closer to making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives, Dan makes a decision, too But can he convince a woman who doesn t believe in happy endings to take a chance on a new beginningwith him REVIEW From the beginning of the book I was really impressed with how authentic were Gin is raising her beautiful teenage daughter Raine the best way she can, teaching her to be independent and strong After years of living a nomadic life, Raine convinces her mom to stay in one place long enough for Raine to graduate from high school Gin gets a job as a waitress at a kind of dumpy little diner, but she makes enough for them to get by without help from anyone Her strong streak of independence is sorely tested when Raine comes home and tells her she s pregnant Al at once, Gin is thrust into making new relationships with Evie, the baby daddy s mother and the hot hunk of a fire chief that has been helping Evie and her son Cody since their husband and father died in a fire years earlier The walls Gin has put up to protect herself are being dismantled brick by brick, terrifying and thrilling Gin all at once.I thought the way Gin and Evie s relationship developed, first filled with animosity and resentment and then acceptance and caring was tenderly and sincerely written The shock that their teens are going to be parents brought them together rapidly, and author Katherine Springer managed to pull it off realistically without being over the top.Gin s relationship with hunk fire chief Dan builds slower, and throughout the book readers understand Gin s resistance and Dan s growing love for Gin It was sweet to read how both of them had some serious emotional baggage to overcome, but managed to get through it for a wonderful ending to the book.Youngsters Raine and Cody also had a wonderful storyline throughout the book Although most teens their age would be severely tested, becoming parents at such a pivotal point in their lives, readers get to know both of them and how strong their love is I cried at several points in this book, but none so hard as when Cody and Raine s love for each other shone through the pages.All of the characters were well developed and true to reality Of course, there were some baddies no book is a good book without a threatening cad here or there and Springer created them so clearly I could picture them in my mind Cozie, by the way, could totally be portrayed by Steve Buscemi if they ever make a movie out of this story.Christian fiction isn t something I always enjoy, especially if an agenda is being pushed too hard Springer kept the all the character s faith or lack thereof an important but not overbearing theme inThe Dandelion FieldI quite enjoyed itTremendous thanks to Netgalley and Zondervan Fiction for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review FYI Katherine Springer has written many other books To see what other books may be of interest, please visit her website at

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