The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer | Kindle Fire Giveaway and Blog Tour

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.



{More about The Dandelion Field}

The Dandelion Field (Zondervan, January 2015)

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.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Kathryn’s website

Kathryn Springer

{More About Kathryn Springer}

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up 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. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Find out more about Kathryn at


“Springer renders a down-on-her-luck heroine and an honorable hero that will have you rooting for love to conquer all. Small town secrets, resonating faith, and a poignant backstory make The Dandelion Field an inspiring tale of beautiful beginnings.” —Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Dancing with Fireflies

“With heart-breaking grittiness and vivid poetic narrative, this story touched my heart and brought out every emotion I’ve ever felt about being a mother, a wife and a woman. This is a story of unconditional love and radiant hope.” —Lenora Worth, author of Bayou Sweetheart, An April Bride, That Wild Cowboy, Forced Alliance and Deadly Holiday Reunion

Ask the Author

Kathryn’s Writing Desk

Books Authors Read

Author’s Casting Call

Character Spotlight

Borrowed Book Mini Tour: Part 1

Borrowed Book Mini Tour: Part 2

Interview with Lena Nelson Dooley

The Story Behind The Dandelion Field

Get to Know Kathryn

The Dandelion Field Playlist



    This is the first book I have read from Kathryn Springer but it sure won’t be the last. From the first page to the last I just loved this story. Christian Contemporary books are my favorite and this is one of the best I have read lately.

    I really loved all the characters and how the story had almost two story lines going on it, one with the teens and one with the adults. This just brought a different dynamic to the book. This book also brought a great reminder that God can turn broken into something beautiful and amazing if you just trust in Him and let Him guide you.

    Fans of contemporary novels will just love this book!

    *I received this book through Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of this review. Thank You!

    Written by Book review from a Book Lover on February 20, 2015 |e
    Read my full review:

  • This book definitely does not shy away from the reality of life and that it is not easy. The book tackles several tough issues including abuse, abandonment, teen pregnancy, single parenting, and death – and yet woven through it all is hope. Hope in God, and knowing that even when we are alone, we are not alone.

    I appreciated the realism in this book – including both the flattering and unflattering (sinful!) reactions of the church people to Cody and Raine’s pre-marital relationship. It is a harsh truth that one moment of weakness, one wrong decision, can impact your life forever. And yet is is a beautiful truth that God can work, even through our sin, to bring joy and hope in the midst of life’s hard times.

    Written by TammyisBlessed on February 18, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    One of the best features about Dandelion Field is the way that author Kathryn Springer masterfully weaves two stories into one. The book deals with some tough moral issues. It’s a good book to read with your teen daughter, gently opening up some conversation doors that you might need to prop up for a little while. The healing balm of forgiveness soothes the pain that could have been tragic in this story. The reader can’t help but think, “What would I do?” and “What if that happened to me?” It’s a story that we’ve all experienced in one way or another. How the story ends depends on how much we lean on God’s help.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on February 16, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:

  • LOVED!

    The Dandelion Field is a book that tells the readers about many topics that many of us try to ignore in our life. Life is not easy and it definitely is not easy for the characters in this book. They go through many hard issues and the book touches upon these topics and remains to be entertaining from start to finish. I loved the book from start to finish and the emotional roller coaster within it.

    Written by Two Children and a Migraine on February 16, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Romance is always a weakness for me, no matter if it’s real life or in a book. This book was a solid source of reality, romance, being caught between people and just trying to survive. The characters were not only solid, but they were real. They had real emotions and real reactions. As a parent, I read the parent/child interactions and wondered what my own relationship with my boys will be like in a few years. As a single mom who has been in a few bad places, I understood Gin’s desire to grab a suitcase and run. As a person who has been there for others and somehow wound up in between people, I understood Dan’s plight. I think everyone can find some part of a character and relate to it.

    Written by Life With Katie on February 15, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I believe this is the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it. The build-up was excellent, but the ending was a little too abrupt, in my opinion. After waiting to see what (if anything) would transpire between Dan and Ginevieve… was the only part of the book that left me a little disappointed.

    The character portrayals are very believable. I liked how she truthfully described the church members actions and reactions – they were sad but true. It made Ginevieve easy to relate to and empathize with. Overall, I would recommend this book because the author did a great job with the subject matter and characters.

    Written by Cafe Lily Book Reviews on February 15, 2015 | e

  • What an excellent book by Kathryn Springer! This is the first book that I have ever read by her. I so loved it! Kathryn’s other books will definitely be added to my reading list!

    Written by cherylbbookblog on February 13, 2015 | e

  • If you want to instantly be drawn into a book, this is the one for you. from the very first sentence i was drawn in. the writing is spectacular and really keeps it interesting.

    Written by the ramblings of miss aimymichelle on February 13, 2015 | e


    “The Dandelion Field” by Kathryn Springer is a heart-warming love story. This amazing novel is a well-written tale with beautifully complex characters and thoughtful plot development. The ending feels a bit abrupt if you don’t have a few moments to sit and let your imagination take a few steps beyond the final page. But overall, this is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking read. I recommend it enthusiastically.

    Written by WORD Up! on February 13, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The Dandelion Field does everything it’s called to do. It delivers likable characters battling real-life problems in an appealing setting. It also delivers plenty of small-town details meant to warm your heart. You’ll certainly be rooting for the characters, and the author does a lovely job of providing a satisfying happily-ever-after for them all.

    Written by Story Matters on February 13, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The romance between Dan and Gin is sweet and builds slowly (but not too slowly), and the obstacles between them felt genuine, rather than just thrown in to create conflict. The romance between Cody and Raine also felt true to life. Really, that “realness” is what makes The Dandelion Field stand out from so many other books.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on February 12, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I can’t say enough wonderful things about this book. It drew me in, made me care about the characters and you never really knew exactly what was going to happen. I do love a book that isn’t predictable! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

    Written by Julie – More of Him on February 12, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This was a book that was hard to put down. It had raw emotions flowing through the whole story and it kept pushing you to see what decisions were going to be made. It had a very real story line that is being played out in almost every city in US. You may even know someone who is dealing with the tough decisions faced.

    Written by Too Read or Not Too Read on February 12, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Loved! Without giving much away, I just want to say that I really enjoyed the route that this book took. It felt to be more of a unique route to take than many of the fiction books I have read on this subject.
    There were definitely class differences in this novel and I like how they were reached across. That the main characters came from different walks of life, yet through Christ they were able to reach out to one another, sharing the true meaning of relationship.
    I don’t typically read a lot of contemporary fiction books. When I first saw the summary of Dandelion Field though, it really sounded like something that I would be interested in. Sure was! I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
    God is near to the broken hearted, and this story really showcases that.

    Written by A Year of Jubilee Reviews on February 12, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This by far was one of the best books I’ve read. One thing that stand out are how the characters are all flawed, that no one has it all together, but they use those flaws to encourage each other and build each other up instead of tearing them down. This is an awesome book, that though it deals with a tough subject matter, handles it with delicacy, grit and wonder. Check it out.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on February 12, 2015 |e
    Read my full review:


    Interesting. This is my first Kathryn Springer book, and I really enjoy her writing and I LOVE the length of her chapters! Her style of back and forth between past and present is lovely…

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on February 11, 2015 | e



    The Dandelion Field is a story that many have experienced first hand, and Kathryn Springer did an amazing job telling it!

    Cody and Raine are typical teens, loving life, attending church, and planning for their future. One day they meet one another and the rest is history as they say! They fell hard and fast for one another!

    Raine’s Mom, Gin is an independent woman who doesn’t really like to stay put in one town very long. She doesn’t have a lot of faith when it comes to men and relationships. So when she finds out that Raine is pregnant she is not happy at all!

    I remember when a couple in the church I was attending, got pregnant and they had to leave the church due to the fact that the guy was in a leadership position. I reme

    Written by Heart of a Bookworm on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Although “The Dandelion Field” is a story built around some difficult situations, it is an extremely readable book. Kathryn Springer has a way with words that made me want to keep reading even when other things demanded my time and attention.

    Thankfully, I have never had to deal closely with a teen pregnancy but everything about the one covered in this book rang true to life. The reactions of everyone involved seemed to be 100% realistic from Evie, the mom who discovered that her perfect role model son Cody and his “questionable” girlfriend Raine were going to have a baby to Gin, the single mother of the pregnant girl who overcame her instincts to run in order to support her daughter. Then there was Dan, best friend to Cody’s deceased dad who had always been available to support both Evie and Cody but found himself protective and attracted to Gin.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I will have to be honest and say that when I read the description I was intrigued but wasn’t still a little hesitant and not sure what I would think of the book. After reading the Dandelion Field I am glad my initial thoughts were proven wrong, Springer has an amazing way with words. This book reads like it is true to life, with main characters dealing with being a single mom, teenagers finding out that they are pregnant, and trust issues in general. The pain and hurt that the characters are going through is heart-wrenching and the depth in which the characters are written is amazing and not seen in as many books. This book is a must read! I can’t wait to read some of the other books written by Springer.

    Written by Elle in Organic Shoes on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I think the strength of The Dandelion Field is in its characters. Main characters Dan, Gin, Raine, Cody and Evie are complex and act and react in realistic ways. They are certainly not perfect — but are easy to relate to. They struggle with trust, feeling not quite good enough, guilt and grief. Minor characters are well-drawn as well, and I am hoping some will make their way into future books. The novel takes place over a few months and this allows the story to unfold naturally. I never felt the relationship between Dan and Gin was rushed or forced. The issue of teenage pregnancy was also handled realistically with disappointment, lost dreams and uncertain futures giving way to trust and dependence on God. All the characters grow, giving the book a feeling of hope in the face of difficulties. Springer has a light hand and her plotting is inventive. Smiles and chuckles accompanied the more serious parts of the book.

    All in all, I give The Dandelion Field a two-thumbs-up, 5 star rating. It is certainly one of the best romances I have read in a long time.

    Written by By The Book on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    It was good to see that Raine and Cody were not ostracized by all the members of the church, those members knew the meaning of forgiveness and knowing that everyone makes mistakes. Gin learned that not all men are abusive and that there are trustworthy people around. Dan amd Evie learned that they needed to move forward in life but not together.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The story of Ginevieve Lightly and Dan Moretti along with Raine and Cody is absolutely captivating! Springer tackled some very hard issues in The Dandelion Field and I was engrossed in the story beginning with the very first few pages.
    Springer’s cast of characters come to life and leap off the page and were so real and genuine…any of them could be you or me. As a reader, I found myself thinking through each character’s individual story and wondering, “What if that were me”? I haven’t been as “involved” in a book like I was in this one in a long time. But Springer takes the reader to that place through an emotionally riveting story. The transformation in Ginevieve is a delight and joy to see as her story progresses through her struggles with trust and faith. This one now has a place on my “keeper shelf”!

    Written by Mother of Three on February 10, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The Dandelion Field is an incredibly heartwarming and moving novel. Kathryn Springer deftly weaves relevant social issues with a gentle undercurrent of faith and the resulting story is realistic and easy to relate to.

    Written by Book Reviews & More by Kathy on February 10, 2015 |e
    Read my full review:


    I didn’t really enjoy this book like I thought I would. It was too much like something Karen Kingsbury would write, that being said, I think there are a lot of people who would love it. The style and storyline are what’s currently popular (aside from Amish fiction) and the author does a good job of weaving God throughout the story. For me there was too much flip-flopping back to memories that the characters were having. I found it distracting and by the last fifty pages I was just flipping through to see how it ended. If you’ve read the back cover it pretty much tells the whole story.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on February 10, 2015 | e

  • I began The Dandelion Field with no expectations, except hoping that I would like it. The synopsis sounded like I would and I liked the cover. I’m so happy that I took a chance on this one because I absolutely loved it! The inspiration was light and natural with a good message. The characters all had depth and pulled me in. The plot moved well and kept me intrigued. The friendships and family were portrayed well. And the romance. I just loved it!!

    If you enjoy reading inspirational contemporary romance (or really romance at all) I’d highly recommend The Dandelion Field. It was one of those books that pulled all the emotions from me, made me think, and left me feeling happy and content. Those are the best books, where you turn the last page and sigh and almost wish it didn’t have to end.

    Written by Wishful Endings on February 9, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Do you ever feel like life throws situations at you that are deja vu to something a friend or relative went through? So you have a chance to learn from them and try to do better? That’s kind of the premise of this story. Ginevieve and Raine are both trying to learn to do better than their mother’s and along the way learn that truth and honesty can go a long way towards having a better relationship with each other.

    Only slightly sappy in a few places, but leaves you with plenty to think about with your own relationships and (mis)perceptions.

    Written by Welcome to Married Life on February 9, 2015 | e


    I read this book in one sitting Saturday afternoon. It was engrossing. I started reading and could not stop. The characters and plot were well developed and interesting. My only thing is the ending was not as satisfying as I expected considering how the book developed. I loved the characters I was supposed to and disliked the others. The main focus of the book is really more Gin and Dan than Raine. I felt the pregnancy was more like a subplot to Gin figuring out life which I did not mine. I liked the flashbacks to how Cody and Raine’s relationship developed too. They were both good teens who made a mistake and were redeemed. The writing was lyrical and a good example of a contemporary Christian fiction book. Recommended to fans of the genre.

    Written by A Book Lover on February 9, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    A fantastic story of growth, forgiveness, healing and moving forward. This story resonated with me so much as a young mother. I loved being able to watch Gin’s character move through the stages of forgiveness and healing in order to trust again. Was so beautiful!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on February 9, 2015 | e

  • THE DANDELION FIELD started out slow, but around chapter 5 or so something piqued my interest and I settled in for the read. I loved getting to know all the characters in this book, and like Gin I ended up falling in love with Dan and his family. I loved how Cody idolized Dan — the man who raised him, but everyone thought it was his dad’s footsteps he wanted to follow.

    Raine and Gin were both hurting characters, bruised and battered and more inclined to run than to put down roots. I felt for them, In many ways I could sympathize with the attitude though I haven’t been in the same situations as them.

    I really loved THE DANDELION FIELD. I haven’t read any of Ms. Springer’s other books, but will look them up. This will be going on my keeper shelf. Great book.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on February 8, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it. I liked that this author made these characters and situation so real. There is a bit of romance in this book but it is not overwhelming. It fits nicely with the story line. It was nice to see Dan and Gin help the teens through their troubles so they are not alone in dealing with the issues. The author did such a good job of telling the story of a touchy subject. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a touching story. It is a very emotional book. Don’t forget to check out the discussion questions at the end of the book they are pretty good. I will be looking for more books by this author.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on February 8, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:

  • Gin’s sassy attitude and quick one-liners were hilarious; both she and Dan were my favorite characters. The romance between Dan and Gin was sweet and funny, as she tries to hold him at arm’s length because she has trouble trusting anyone, especially a man. The faith elements were cool, too, as in Gin’s case especially she’s made aware of how God has been watching out for her all along. The story was well-written and I found myself rereading parts before I even moved on to the next page.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on February 7, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I really enjoyed The Dandelion Field ~ I read it in one weekend. Raine Lightly and her mother Gin were always on the move. Never staying long in one city. Raine made her mother promise that they would stay in Banister Falls until she graduated this year. Raine never made any friends in school and kept mostly to herself. This year in a class that had Raine and Cody as partners she and Cody started to get close. Soon Raine found that she was sick most days and figured out she was going to have a baby. Neither family was very happy.

    Gin starts to get to know Dan a local fireman – he was Cody’s Dad best friend. Cody’s Dad had been killed in a fire so Dan spent a lot of time with him. Was there a bit of romance between Cody’s Mom and Dan or was it Gin that Dan was interested in.

    Written by Kaisy Daisy’s Corner on February 7, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    You are going to love these characters as they jump off the page and into your hearts. You will want to turn the next page, and the next page… but, they are all read. You’ve come to the end; they have come to the beginning.

    Written by Lane Hill House on February 7, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:

  • This was a great book! Author Kathryn Springer creates deep and interesting characters that I could really relate to. Single mom, teen pregnancy, firefighter with a hero complex, maybe I liked The Dandelion Field so much because it was familiar ground for me.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on February 7, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The Dandelion Field was a wonderful and refreshing story that caught my attention from page one and didn’t let up…even at the end of the book. I still find myself thinking of these characters and their lives days later!

    I just love how realistic the reactions feel in this story. I know that every family experiencing this situation would respond in their own particular way. But, in this story there is disbelief and shock, as well as blame placing. There are concerns about how this will affect these young people’s futures. There is concern about how they will be treated at school, church, and around town. It is just so complex and so real.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on February 6, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The author wrote a down to earth book about how life really is. She showed that with faith in God all things are possible. You just have to believe.

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on February 6, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    From the very first page until well after I finished the book, I could not stop thinking about this story. It’s beautiful, and I loved that the author faced some really difficult topics head on. Additionally, faith is central to the story and is a perfect complement to every aspect of the book.

    The Dandelion Field is a compelling story that tackles tough issues with humor, romance, and faith. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. In my opinion, it’s a must read!

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    “The Dandelion Field” is an emotional, heart wrenching, christian romance book. This book follows mother and daughter, Gin and Raine as they struggle to fit in their new town and find their faith. As major life struggles arise, they have to decide if they are going to run away or face them head on together. Through the help of their new friends Dan and Cody, both women find love, acceptance, and faith.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    If you’re a fan of romantic Inspirational books, you will love this book. It’s emotional and realistic with just a touch of God’s guiding hand.

    Kathryn tackles some pretty serious issues – between teen pregnancy and Gin’s troubled past, but she does it with class, and without the heavy handed preaching you typically find in this type of story.

    There are so many readers who will identify with one of these characters. We have all been through tough times and Kathryn has given us some truly realistic characters to draw inspiration from.

    And the way – what could be a very difficult situation – is handled, reminds us that God’s grace is always there for us.

    A wonderful inspirational novel with a dash of romance thrown in just for good measure.

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    3.5 out of 5 stars! Living the “gypsy lifestyle” because it’s what you’re accustomed to isn’t a bad thing. Yet when circumstances change and it’s now up to your daughter to decide about her own future instead of you to do so, you just have to be there to pick up the pieces and hope for the best. That’s what Ginevieve (Gin) does, forcing her to stay in one place for the longest time she’s had to in years. Now if Gin can protect her heart from Daniel (Dan — a handsome fire fighter who tries to help out) and the rest of the small town her daughter and her ended up in than everything will be fine.

    This dynamic novel has you following Dan & Gin through their struggle to follow God and assist Cody & Raine (Gin’s daughter) through their stressful situation.

    Written by From Me to You … Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I usually do not like to read about teen pregnancies and the consequences for the families. However, “The Dandelion Field” by Kathryn Springer was very good. The subject was handled with compassion for all concerned. Actually, the pregnancy was just part of the story line. Both families learned something about each other and themselves. It’s amazing that good things can come from daily struggles.

    This story was sweet and tender. I had a feel-happy feeling after reading this novel and that always tells me that the book was really good.
    I was sent a free print copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan in return for my honest review.

    Written by I’m Hooked on Books on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Overall I thought this was a great read, and very relevant to our church and culture today. The characters were well defined and I enjoyed seeing how their relationships with one another, and the Lord, unfolded throughout the book. I think Springer did a good job of showing both sides of how the church deals with an unplanned pregnancy, those who are judgmental and gossip about it, and those who recognize the beauty of life, however it was conceived. I really appreciated how she showed that even “the good kid” can fall short and be in need of grace.

    Written by Love and a Prayer on February 5, 2015 | e


    Talk about life repeating itself, author Kathryn Springer has done an amazing job of presenting a story, that does have life repeating, but with a tender heart. Ginevieve Lightly has had a rough road to travel, coming from a dysfunctional upbringing, and then a pregnant teen.
    This is a real page-turner of a book, and you will never be able to guess how it is all going to turn out. Enjoy!

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on February 5, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Sometimes everything about a story just clicks for me, and that is certainly the case here. Kathryn’s lyrical narrative is easy to follow, there’s good character depth, and the storyline grabbed me from the first page. I especially like how Kathryn takes a topic not often seen in Christian fiction and handles it so well. Love for family and extended family, showing children you love them, freedom in Christ – it’s all here. Bottom line? I did not want to leave these characters. There’s so much room for further story development that I really hope there will be a sequel. I highly recommend The Dandelion Field and it’s going on my list of 2015 favorites.

    Written by The Power of Words on February 4, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Emotionally gripping. I was invested in Gin’s story from the first page. Such a wounded character with a chip on her shoulder the size of the Rock of Gibraltar! Gin has layers of bitterness protecting her battered heart and it takes a special man and some divine intervention to get through to her.

    Written by Best Reads on February 4, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:

  • What I was most impressed with was how the sensitive subject of teen pregnancy was handled. Everyone involved in the lives of these teens were understandably hurt, confused, and rattled, but it was beautiful that the two families were brought together and were able to find forgiveness and hope. What a great reminder of how even though we have trusted Jesus, we still need His forgiveness daily.

    Written by Shoopette’s Book Reviews on February 4, 2015 | e


    Kathryn Springer has successfully written a book that will touch your inner being. There is hope in the darkest of moments of our lives. It is our choice of how to use it. Can we put our faith in God’s plan? Can we allow him to do His will?

    Definitely, a five star book!! I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

    Written by Quiet Quilter on February 4, 2015 | e

  • Springer does a good job of writing believable characters, both male and female. The action bounces around a bit from the present time to the recent past.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on February 4, 2015 | e



    This is such a really good book! The story deals with many issues that people face today on a everyday basis. Gin was a single mom, working and doing her best making a home for her daughter, but she made sure the walls were always so thick around her that no one could get in. Dan Moretti was the handsome firefighter that was helping to raise Cody Bennett.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on February 3, 2015 | e


    This story has seriously set the bar for all of the other books in my upcoming list. The title is perfection (I’m not telling you why.) The cover couldn’t be more perfect. The story made me happy and sad… and anxious and excited… and sentimental in a weird way about a fictional small town I’ve never been to. The characters and setting of this book were all so real. The story was so full. I can imagine books and books about all of them. Even the barely there characters were full characters. I want to go to Sunday dinner at the Moretti house. I want to have pancakes at My Place. I want to be friends with Gin. I want Dan to worry about me. I want to babysit for Nikki. And oh my gosh…. blessing burglaries… want.

    Written by A Bit Bookish on February 3, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This is the type of book that grabs you from the beginning and keeps going to the end. It starts right out with the story line and doesn’t stop. This is the type of story that you start reading and don’t want to put down because you need to know what is going to happen next.

    The story is about a mom and her daughter and a father and son, they are bought together by a pregnancy. It has it’s ups and downs and you can feel for the characters. It is told in a way that is so real to society in today’s world. The story teaches of how GOD will forgive and reward in the end, no matter how much you think you have screwed up in life, just stand by your belief and in GOD.

    I would recommend this book to women and teen girls. It is a good book club read that will have many discussion…….

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on February 3, 2015 | e


    I don’t have any children, so I can’t relate to any of the characters in the book. However, I do think the characters were well-written and each one had quite of bit of emotional depth to them. I’m not familiar with the author, but I’ll have to keep an eye out on her other titles. Overall, The Dandelion Field is a well-written drama with a hint of romance tossed about.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on February 3, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This book was beautifully written and completely captivating, and the themes were covered with grace and sensitivity. This is one of those stories that has a lot of real life in it, and at times will leave you frustrated and aching at the decisions the characters make, unable to resist reading *one more chapter* to see if Gin, Dan, Raine, and Cody can find a way to overcome obstacles and stand in love and support of each other in less than ideal circumstances. I’d recommend this book for anyone looking for their next good read.

    Written by ReviewsByErin on February 3, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:

  • I have never read a book by Kathryn Springer, but I will be definitely be looking for more. The Dandelion Field was a touching story, and it was one that resonated with me. If you enjoy Christian fiction that isn’t fluffy, you will enjoy this one.

    Written by This Sweet Life on February 3, 2015 | e


    I started this book one night intending to just read the first chapter, and before I knew it I was halfway through the book – it is that good! I was immediately hooked on the story and completely involved in the characters’ lives. Kathryn is an amazing author as she has the ability to hook the reader right away with not only the storyline, but by creating such real-life believable characters as well and writing in such a way that their emotions can be felt by the reader. I found myself connecting with all of the characters, even Evie, whom I struggled with liking at times.

    Written by Moments on February 2, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This is such a moving novel because the characters have to deal with a difficult situation and keep the relationships of both Cody and Raine from falling apart. They offer a look at what supportive parents and friend do when facing with insurmountable issues of an unexpected pregnancy from the perspectives of believers and non believers alike. The emotions are well thought out and expressed like you would find in a situation like this, but the side of relying on your faith is what gets you through.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on February 2, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Kathryn Springer’s latest novel grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me eagerly reading until I finished the final sentence. Authentic characters make this book one that will resonate with many. There are far too many kids like Ranie and Cody today. And sadly, the portrayal of many of the church members’ disdainful attitudes and–to be honest–downright rudeness to Gin is more truth than fiction in many communities. Fortunately, Dan shows what happens when a man takes his role seriously as a friend and a mentor to a boy who has stumbled.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on February 2, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    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.

    Written by The IE Mommy on February 2, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This book features a major issue that is affecting relationships, parents and young adults a lot these days: unwed pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, and the stress that ensues afterwards between relationships. It is not the ideal thing that parents want to hear from their young children but this book faces the issue head on and really details a great way to face it, deal with it and build relationships instead of break them down.

    This is a great contemporary romance that manages to talk about serious issues while also including romance, love, and faith. I highly recommend!

    Written by The Review Stew on February 2, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I felt the characters were vulnerable and real, especially Cody and Raine. This made the story for me-I got wrapped up in their story and what was happening. I remember one point in the story when I really felt the pain of the characters and what they were going through.

    Written by Zac Weikal ( on February 1, 2015 |e
    Read my full review:


    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse.

    The is not a book for young youth. I would say that teens that may bee thinking about dating, might benefit from reading it. The topic breached is edgy but I guess in society today it does have to be known. The author did an amazing of job of bringing it to light and I hope that more people will become aware and at the same time their is a story here as well and so romance will play out.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on February 1, 2015 | e


    The character development in this story was unbelievable. Having never read a book by Kathryn Springer, I was in love! This book was fantastic and I cannot wait to read more by her. This book teaches what it means to deal with forgiveness and stick with one another through the good, bad, ugly and gut wrenching life moments. Simply an awesome read! I highly recommend it!

    Written by Running Through the Storm on February 1, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    My review; I just finished reading, The Dandelion Field”, and I found it to be a very nice story. I have read other books by author Kathryn Springer and this is one of my favorites. I liked the way that the 2 adults were able to step in and try to help as best the could while trying not to notice each other along the way. The storyline was strong and the characters were down to earth and very believable. This is a novel about love, faith and most of all family and sticking together. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opionions are my own. –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on January 30, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Kathryn Springer’s The Dandelion Field grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. Springer’s characters thoroughly engaged me in their story from the very start. I loved every page of this beautiful story. I would highly, highly recommend The Dandelion Field for any reader of contemporary fiction. I think it’s definitely worth the read.

    Written by Book by Book on January 30, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    After reading this book, I can easily see why Kathryn Springer is a USA Today Best-Selling Author. I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t come across her books sooner, but I’m glad I have now. From the picture on the cover to the story inside, this book captivated my attention.

    I must admit that I thought Genevieve (Gen) was one of my favorite characters. She didn’t do motherhood perfectly, nor do I, but I loved her attitude. I like it when fiction characters make you think about yourself and she did that to me. I couldn’t relate to her story personally, but her attitude made me want to have that, even if the circumstances are less than desirable. I couldn’t help but laugh at her humor and sarcasm that so easily came out of her mouth, usually directed at Dan.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on January 30, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer was such a sweet story. I knew from just reading the back of this book that I was going to love it and I wasn’t let down.

    Written by The World As I See It on January 30, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This novel is so well written, it is heart wrenching. The topic is also current, unplanned teen pregnancy. The characters are so real, I felt like an outsider right along with them. Springer has done an excellent job of reminding us about sin, judgment, forgiveness, and acceptance. I highly recommend the book, it will give you much to think about and discuss with your friends.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on January 30, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This is the first book I have read by Kathryn Springer and, let me tell you, I was blown away! The characters and story are well developed and I loved getting to know both of the couples! There is also a lot of food for thought in the story, like how we react to unwanted pregnancies and, as Christians, how we treat those who find themselves pregnant outside of wedlock.
    I can’t wait to read more by the author, since this is a new favorite story!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on January 29, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    In this book we meet a single mother. She hasn’t stayed in one place for very long since being on her own. She has an 18 year old daughter who asks her to put down roots for just her senior year. She wants to stay in one spot for just a bit. And so they do. The mother, Gin, and the daughter, Raine, rent a house and begin life in a small town. Gin gets a job as a waitress in a little diner named “My Place” while Raine takes on life in high school over senior year. What neither of them was expecting comes their way in the form of love though. The love of a Godly man for Gin only after Raine experiences her first boyfriend and then becoming pregnant. How will two 18 year old seniors handle being pregnant? What about their parents? Both are single moms, one a widow one never married.

    Written by For Him and My Family on January 29, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I started this book wary that the story line could go so many different ways from reading the back. I started the first chapter and I really don’t think I set it down from there. It’s a pretty easy read but it packs a punch! The characters are very real and I really loved reading about all of them. There are two story lines flowing together, Gin and Dan and then Raine and Cody have their own story line. This is contemporary fiction but reads like a real life circumstance where two teenagers end up growing up faster than planned. I think the author did a pretty good job with the overall storyline.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on January 29, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This story was well-written and I really liked the characters. I would be very interested in reading more from this author.

    Written by The Talbert Report on January 29, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    Gin is a great Mom who has had to deal with a hard life. She has a wonderful smart daughter who makes a mistake. Evie is another strong mom who has had great loss but still raised a wonderful kid who also makes a mistake. I bet you can guess what that mistake is! Enter long time family friend of Evie – Dan- a handsome fireman and then you got a story unfolding!

    I loved these characters – truly all of them. I’d love to see more of the Moretti family! I loved how so many characters wanted to help others – selfishness was not a thing in this book. Even when tensions where high and things were tough each character handled the situation with grace and maturity. Love finds a way and I think The Dandelion Field is a book all about love.

    Written by A Rup Life on January 28, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    This book was a delightful read about how God turns mistakes into something He can use and can bring healing to ones life. Even though this was a work of fiction it dealt with some very real situations and got one to to think about each of the characters and the decisions they made well after one puts down the book. With likable, flawed characters this book was an excellent read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on January 28, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    A great coming of age story for those of us that don’t go the traditional route to find and create a family. God’s blessings can still be found!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on January 28, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I was not familiar with Kathryn Springer and I read The Dandelion Field more on a whim than anything else. I am so glad I did. I loved these characters. I ended up with a vested interest in them.

    The perspectives alternate between Raine, Dan and Gin and it works. Their voices are authentic, their fears and frustrations genuine. The writing is descriptive and the story compelling. I couldn’t put it down and I didn’t want it to end.

    The story is clean and Christian and I appreciated that these teenagers understood the consequences of their actions and took responsibility but, more importantly, I loved that their parents worked through everything with them. If I have any complaints, it’s that the story ended too soon and without an epilogue! I wanted more.

    Written by 2 Kids and Tired Books on January 27, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    I loved this book so much! I can’t wait for Kathryn’s next book. She’s a very talented writer.

    The characters are so well rounded and authentic the setting was great as well.

    You are going to LOVE Gin and Dan and I really enjoyed the ending of this book. It did not disappoint me at all. From beginning to end. I never put it down once I started reading it. The story of family and faith and the desperate struggle to hang on to it was so worth my time.

    I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on January 27, 2015 | e
    Read my full review:


    After reading this book, I will definitely read anything of Kathryn Springer’s that I can get my hands on! With strong, compelling writing and a great story line, I was impressed from page one.

    There are two love stories in this book–maybe three, if you count Evie’s deep friendship with Dan–and I thought they were all handled beautifully. If you like Karen Kingsbury and Susan May Warren, you’ll love Kathryn Springer’s work.

    Written by WordSmith on January 21, 2015 | e