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8.18.2013

Blowing on Dandelions ~ Review

Blowing on Dandelions
Love Blossoms in Oregon Book 1
By Miralee Ferrell

Katherine Galloway has been making a life for herself and her daughters Lucy and Amanda in the 3 years since her husband's death.  But when her mother decides that Katherine needs her help Katherine is about to get more than she can possibly handle on her own!  All Katherine really wants from her mother is her love and respect, is that too much to ask?

Looking to make a fresh start widower Micah Jones has just recently moved to Baker City, Oregon with his son Zachary.  Micah is angry with God, blaming him for the pain and loses that he has experienced starting with his wife's death.

When Katherine and Micah meet they are drawn to one another, but neither is interested in pursuing romance or the possibility of a second marriage.  Complicating this situation is the "friendship" of Lucy and Zachary.  Throw in Katherine's overbearing mother and a house full of boarders and you're just asking for some overblown misunderstandings.

Blowing on Dandelions looks at how families deal with their disappointments and losses.  Our faith in God goes a long way in determining how we face the challenges of life and and how we respond to those around us.  Respecting and honoring our parents is important but the same is true for how parents deal with their own children.

There is an unexpected depth to Blowing on Dandelions that is hidden within the covers.  A valuable lesson to look beneath the surface of a person's personality to see the true person is wrapped up in a delightfully entertaining story.  I for one look forward to reading the future installments of this series and learning more about the people of Baker City, Oregon.

I was provided a copy of this title by the the publisher David C. Cook and BookFun.org in exchange for my honest review.


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.

About Miralee Ferrell

I love life, love my family, love writing and reading and riding, LOL~ did you catch that? Riding my horse, that is, and sailing with my husband, reading other awesome books by Christian authors and puttering in my garden are all ways I relax. I often have my little 6 lb Chihuahua, Lacey, on my lap when I'm working--there's nothing like a warm ball of love on your lap to act as a stress reliever!

First and foremost I'm a child of God and daughter of the King. I've been involved in women's ministries for years, and serve on staff at our small church. I'm married to a wonderful man, have two grown children, two cats, two dogs and an Arabian mare. We live about 9 miles from the nearest town on 11 acres, in a peaceful setting surrounded by trees.

I started writing shortly after I turned 50, and discovered I loved it so much I don't want to stop. I have six books out & a 7th releasing June, 2013, the first in a three-book series. I write both women's contemporary fiction and historical romance. One of my Western romances, Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, was awarded the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction.