Blowing on Dandelions
By Miralee Ferrell
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
From Back Cover:
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.
Miralee Ferrell’s historical fiction has just gotten better and better. She merged the wonderful life lesson values with the historical and has written a phenomenal book!
At first this book appears to be your general western historical fiction, but as you dig deeper into the story you see so much more.
This book addresses deep hurts that can be caused by misunderstandings over a lifetime between mothers and daughters. It shows how you can carry this hurt over and without meaning to, hurt your own daughter in a similar way.
Each character has a way of endearing you to them, in their own way. It is often difficult to do that in a book with so many characters, but this book made you want to know more of even the secondary characters. I was thrilled when I ended the book to see that there is a second book at play already!
This book is one that would be great to take on the summer vacation. It has depth and character within it’s pages, along with a sweet story as well that will have you wanting more from this author. -Martha