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The Dandelion Field By Kathryn Springer 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 ramb
  • Title: The Dandelion Field
  • Author: Kathryn Springer
  • ISBN: 9780310339632
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dandelion Field By Kathryn Springer 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 highThis 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 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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    1. Kathryn Springer

      Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2007 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 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.After 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 dozen short 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 2004, her Love Inspired debut novel, Tested by Fire, was published.Encouraging 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.

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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 fo [...]


    4. 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. 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 [...]


    6. 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 revi [...]


    7. 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. 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 bookRIES 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 Ginevie [...]


    9. 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 C [...]


    10. 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.


    11. What a wonderful book Ms Springer handles some difficult subjects with the grace of God I look forward to reading books by her.


    12. The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer is a contemporary Christian romance that deals with the subject of teenage pregnancy.Tied in to this theme is that of judging others Kathryn Springer shows that we should never judge others, we are to love them Unfortunately this message has not got through to all the residents of Banister Falls Even some of the church goers are quick to judge the teens Proving that going to church does not make you immune from the struggle with prejudice and gossip.The no [...]


    13. I began The Dandelion Field with no expectations, except hoping that I would like it The synopsis sounded like I would and I liked the cover I m so happy that I took a chance on this one because I absolutely loved it The inspiration was light and natural with a good message The characters all had depth and pulled me in The plot moved well and kept me intrigued The friendships and family were portrayed well And the romance I just loved it So there are authors who can write fantastic dialogue and [...]


    14. I loved everything about this book the people, the plot, the setting, everything I am so looking forward to book 2 in the series


    15. Emotionally gripping I was invested in Gin s story from the first page We just clicked Such a wounded character with a chip on her shoulder the size of the Rock of Gibraltar Gin has layers of bitterness protecting her battered heart and it takes a special man and some divine intervention to get through to her Dan s the perfect match for Gin, even if neither of them see it from the get go He s solid, dependable and has a thick skin which means he won t back down when something is important He s t [...]


    16. I thoroughly enjoyed this book The author did an exceptional job at describing The descriptive words really flowed well and did not seem too wordy I thought the characters were enjoyable Sometimes you find yourself not liking the main characters but you will not have that problem with this book I liked the story itself as well It is not a common one but really takes on a life of its own I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a love story with real life issues portrayed.I would like to [...]


    17. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT book But I wasn t surprised I ve enjoyed others by Kathryn Springer, a friend and fellow Wisconsin writer The hero Dan and the heroine Gin both carry unhappy memories from the past Gin s a single mom and Dan s still in love with the girl next door who married his best friend These elements may sound familiar but not under Kathryn Springer s insightful pen.The other romantic couple causes the tension and drama Raine and Cody, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks and the [...]


    18. Kathryn Springer is a gifted writer She brought the characters to life and gave them depth I enjoyed the aspects of unconditional love The gifts of dandelions given warmed my heart


    19. The Dandelion Field is an incredibly heartwarming and moving novel Kathryn Springer deftly weaves relevant social issues with a gentle undercurrent of faith and the resulting story is realistic and easy to relate to.Ginevieve Gin Lightly never stays in one place too long and she never relies on anyone but herself All of that changes when she agrees to stay in Banister Falls, WI until her daughter Raine graduates from high school Gin is devoted mother and she wants Raine to have all of the option [...]


    20. Ginevieve Lightly wasn t planning on staying in Banister Falls Until her daughter, Raine, asked to stay until she completed her senior year Gin certainly wasn t expecting to come home from work one day to find her daughter sitting on the couch with tear filled eyes and say two words I m pregnant Fire captain Dan Moretti vowed when his best friend died in a fire that he d be there for his son, Cody Bennett For Dan, it was an easy decision as Cody s mother, his father, and Dan himself were insepar [...]


    21. The baby is mine Four little words with an everlasting impact Ginevieve Lightly s daughter is going to be an unwed teen age mother, just the thought fills Gin s mind with unpleasant memories where to go, what to do, how to begin, should it begin The baby s father is an honor student with a bright future, a lifelong resident of Bannister Falls, Wisconsin, and incredibly nice, but not likely to stick around They never do Dan Moretti has practically raised his best friend s son, Cody Bennett, afte [...]


    22. Loved this one Obviously, since it s 1 50am and I had to stay up to finish it This was a sweet, poignant Christian romance What a great story of broken pasts being put back together and woven into beautiful, hopeful futures The story of Raine and Cody was such a redeeming story of how God takes our mistakes and turns them into a picture of grace I loved reading how they met and fell in love and was glad that their mistake wasn t romanticized and simply implied They were both very mature and I en [...]


    23. Kathryn Springer s latest novel grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me eagerly reading until I finished the final sentence Authentic characters make this book one that will resonate with many There are far too many kids like Ranie and Cody today And sadly, the portrayal of many of the church members disdainful attitudes and to be honest downright rudeness to Gin is truth than fiction in many communities Fortunately, Dan shows what happens when a man takes his role seriously as a friend a [...]


    24. THE DANDELION FIELD started out slow, but around chapter 5 or so something piqued my interest and I settled in for the read I loved getting to know all the characters in this book, and like Gin I ended up falling in love with Dan and his family I loved how Cody idolized Dan the man who raised him, but everyone thought it was his dad s footsteps he wanted to follow Raine and Gin were both hurting characters, bruised and battered and inclined to run than to put down roots I felt for them, In many [...]


    25. This is a powerful book It is heart wrenching, yet a rewarding novel It is heart wrenching because the topic is so real teen pregnancy Springer has done an excellent job developing the characters so we feel the hurt and pain right along with them Gin is an outsider in the small community and that hurt comes across really well Even at church, she sees the looks that pass between women There is much we learn in this novel about forgiveness It is a great romance, both on the teen level and the adul [...]


    26. loved, loved, loved this story definitely how God will work sometimes always turning evil into something good its beautiful standing back and watching God work and Dan is a sweetheart but the ending gahhh I wanted to see of the dialogue between them the discussion questions in the back were a great addition i would love to start a Christian book club with this read.



    27. Another excellent example of just how good Christian contemporary romance can be.Loved this book, looking forward to stories from Banister Falls.



    28. For Raine Lightly and Cody Bennett, life changed after one night, one mistake Now pregnant, Raine and Cody find themselves facing an uncertain future as they are prematurely forced to make very adult decisions Gin, Raine s mom, leans toward fleeing Banister Falls with Raine and the dark shadow now cast on her daughter just as she has done for herself and the past she is trying to escape many, many times before But Raine and Cody, although young, love one another and have decided to keep the baby [...]


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