The Dandelion Field (book review & kindle fire giveaway)

Get ready for Valentine's Day with a new story of romance and falling in love in Kathryn Springer's The Dandelion Field

The handsome firefighter makes a living “coming to the rescue,” but Gin is used to fighting her own battles. Can a woman who doesn't believe in happy endings take a chance on a new beginning?

This post was organized by Litfuse Publicity.  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review.  All opinions are my own.

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.

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My review:

I JUST finished The Dandelion Field and I'm thoroughly in love.  I want to hug and squeeze this book and just never let it go.  My heart is bursting with all kinds of happiness.  I'm ready to write to Kathryn Springer to beg and plead just to make sure there are more books following each and every character in Banister Falls.

This story has seriously set the bar for all of the other books in my upcoming list.  The title is perfection (I'm not telling you why.)  The cover couldn't be more perfect.  The story made me happy and sad... and anxious and excited... and sentimental in a weird way about a fictional small town I've never been to.  The characters and setting of this book were all so real.  The story was so full.  I can imagine books and books about all of them.  Even the barely there characters were full characters.  I want to go to Sunday dinner at the Moretti house.  I want to have pancakes at My Place.  I even want to go to the mother daughter tea at the church.  And I want to play flag football.  I want to be friends with Gin.  I want Dan to worry about me.  I want to babysit for Nikki.  And oh my gosh.... blessing burglaries...  want.

Tingles.  The book gave me tingles.  I want to tell you all of the details about this book.  But I'm really not going to tell you a single thing.  Any single thing might ruin it.  You should read it.  You. Should. Read. It. Now.

About the author:

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She 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 --- which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

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