The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer Review and Kindle Fire #Giveaway


My Thoughts

It’s hard to let go of hurt from the past and focus on present situations for what they are without the impact of old feelings. Ginevieve Lightly has endured a world of hurt and when she sees history repeating itself with her own daughter Raine, her first instinct is to flee in Springer’s novel The Dandelion Field.

I think it’s normal to want to run away from problems but like the saying goes “wherever you go; there you are.” Gin needs to learn to plant roots and not run away from her problems and in this case, her daughters.

Raising a child on her own wasn’t easy and she doesn’t want the same for her own daughter. When Dan Morettie; a family friend of Raine’s boyfriend steps up to help, Gin has nothing but distrust for him and his involvement. In her experience, men don’t care. They use you and leave you. Dan continues to surprise her with his strength, character and unique quality of NOT running away when the going gets tough.

I thought this was a beautiful story in two parts. I loved the budding romance between Gin and Dan and the way it showed that anyone can get a second chance at love regardless of their past, as long as they are willing to take the chance.

The story of Raine and Cody is sad but honest. Even good kids make mistakes. Even Christians stumble and fall. It’s the decisions they make from there and the way that they move forward that really define them.

The Dandelion Field is a beautiful story and a refreshingly honest one that I enjoyed every page of!




About the Book

Kathryn Springer’s latest book, The Dandelion Field, shows how God can take the broken pieces of a person’s past and make something beautiful.

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.

About the Author

Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2009 ACFW Carol Award (Family Treasures), 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. Encouraging women in their faith journey is the reason Kathryn loves to write inspirational fiction. When she isn’t at the computer, you’ll find her sitting in the sun with a cup of coffee and a good book or walking the trails near her country home.

Find Kathryn online: website, Facebook


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

Celebrate a second chance at love and family with Kathryn by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The Dandelion Field

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 16th on the Litfuse blog.



The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
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