The Dandelion Field
by Kathryn Springer
Zondervan, 2014. 341 pages. Romance.
Ginevieve Lightly has never stayed in one place too long. Abandoned by her husband and left to bring up her daughter Raine on her own, Gin has never felt safer than when she is on the road, with no hope of making connections with someone who could hurt her again. She only stays in Bannister Falls when Raine begs her to allow her to finish her senior year at the same high school. But when Raine suddenly becomes pregnant, Gin's life falls apart. Will she be able to let down her walls and let people - including a handsome firefighter - into her life again?
This was a sweet book that looks at some really tough issues. How does a faith-based community handle a situation that is outside of their faith? How do repentance and forgiveness play an active role in our lives? How do people who have been hurt learn to trust again? Springer has created some believable characters who make you want to find the answers to these questions (as well as finding out if Gin will allow herself fall in love with the handsome firefighter). This is a story that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.