Blowing on Dandelions-Miralee Ferrell

Blowing on Dandelions

Miralee Ferrell

David C. Cook, Jun 1 2013, $14.95

ISBN: 9780781408080

 

In 1880 Baker City, Oregon Widow Katherine Galloway raises her two young daughters (five years old Amanda and almost thirteen years old Lucy) as a single mom and runs a boardinghouse.  Her life is hard but she knows it will soon turn ugly as her martinet opinionated mom is coming.  She hopes for a short visit though she fears her mom is moving in with them as her companion Katherine’s unmarried older sister June died two weeks ago.

 

To Katherine’s chagrin, Lucy spends time with almost fifteen year old Zachary Jacobs.  As her unbearable mom Mrs. Cooper arrives criticizing her daughter and grandchildren as unworthy of June, Katherine struggles to honor thy mother.  When she and Zachary’s widower dad Micah meet, they are attracted to each other.  Neither wants a spouse, as he riles against God over taking his wife away and she has too much on her family plate; yet each finds a companion to tell their woes to.

 

This is an entertaining inspirational historical romance due to a strong cast to include the two families and the townsfolk as it takes parents with a strong community support to raise a child.  Mrs. Cooper steals the show with her vitriolic personality that would challenge Job’s beliefs.  Although the ending is too sweet, readers will relish Blowing on Dandelions as Katherine must find balance between adhering to the Ten Commandments and protecting her young ones from her nasty mother’s tongue lashing.

 

Harriet Klausner

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: