Katherine Galloway has never known a mother’s love. And it’s not because she doesn’t have a mother, because she does. But from her childhood and to the present Frances Cooper has done nothing but hurt her daughter with sharp words; Katherine’s entire life has been spent dreading her mother’s presence. Before the death of her husband Katherine had fared better, but now that he is gone, she must face up to the reality of her mother coming to live with her…permanently. Conditions are further complicated when Katherine invites widower Micah Jacob to live at her boarding house while he recovers from an accident that resulted in the loss of his home and livelihood. From the start Frances is against his presence and does what she can to get him sent away. One misunderstanding leads to another, but all must rectify those misunderstandings before they lose those whom they love the most.
When I purchased Blowing on Dandelions it was with the idea it would be one of those books I would get around to reading – someday. But after seeing several reviews of how fabulous it was and then being granted the chance to read the second book in the series it seemed only natural I should dig it out of my Nook and inhale. I have no regrets. Miralee Ferrell weaves a tale of heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption as characters are forced to face up to their faults. The story itself is told from point of view of different characters and I found it interesting to observe how everyone viewed everyone else. I usually find it annoying when there are more two point of views because the story tends to get choppy and less than easy to follow, but Miss Ferrell has tackled it very well. For those who aren’t big fans of history the historical aspect wasn’t “suffocating” so I think both readers of historical and contemporary fiction will find Blowing on Dandelions well worth a read.
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