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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Dandelion Field

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.

Cafe Lily's Review:

I believe this is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it. The build-up was excellent, but the ending was a little too abrupt, in my opinion. After waiting to see what (if anything) would transpire between Dan and Ginevieve.....it was the only part of the book that left me a little disappointed.

The character portrayals are very believable. I liked how she truthfully described the church members actions and reactions - they were sad but true. It made Ginevieve easy to relate to and empathize with. Overall, I would recommend this book because the author did a great job with the subject matter and characters.

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