The Dandelion Field
by Kathryn Springer
The Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)
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.
Raine and Ginevieve have always been alone, never staying in one place long. On one of their runs, they ended up in Banister Falls, Wisconsin. Their car wouldn’t make it any farther, so Gin decided to stay for a while. Little did she know that this little town and its people would change their lives forever.
I loved this book, and Kathryn Springer did an excellent job writing this story. The story deals with many issues that people face today on a everyday basis. Gin was a single mom, working and doing her best making a home for her daughter, but she made sure the walls were always so thick around her that no one could get in. That was, until Dan Moretti happened into her life. She didn’t want anything to do with Dan, but circumstances kept throwing them together, and the silent sparks kept flying. Raine and Cody’s issue is not going away, so just deal with it. But it was more difficult than anyone thought. The suffering, the hurt, the deception, and rejection, its all there. And Dan seemed to be the only one that was reasonable enough to stay calm and see the problems as they really were.
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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.