Thursday, July 4, 2013

Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell

I really enjoyed this well-written story of a strained relationship between a mother and her daughter.  Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?  Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don't get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn't easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change. (Goodreads description)

I loved the different perspectives of this story because not only do we see Katherine's viewpoint of having to deal with hurtful comments, but we see her mother's side of why she says the things she does.  We also see how Katherine's daughter feels about their relationship and how it affects her.  I'm so grateful I have a wonderful relationship with my mother, but reading this made me think about critical people I know and where they might be coming from.  I also liked the romance and could appreciate the obstacles Katherine and Micah faced.  The special friendships Katherine shares with women in her quilting circle were also wonderful to see.  I loved all of the characters and I can't wait to revisit them in the sequel.  This is a new author to me and I definitely plan on reading her other books now that I've discovered her.  I'm so glad I read this book!

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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