Where Dandelions Grow
By Lydia Howe
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Before I get into the review, I just want to thank Lydia Howe for the incredible amount of work and imagination she put into this! It’s truly a work of art, and I’m honored to be reviewing this as my first book review on my blog :).
About the book (back-cover blurb):
What happens when your world falls apart and your dreams are mocked by those closest to you?
Destiny’s idyllic childhood full of laughter and cousins abruptly ended when her mom uprooted the family to move them across the country with strict instructions to never talk about Swallow Ridge again.
Eleven years later, Destiny moves back to her hometown, determined to find her cousins…and answers.
Plagued by generations of bitterness and manipulation, Destiny hides her life-long goal — unwilling to let anyone else trample her fragile dreams. But life in the cozy town of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught.
What I thought about this book:
This book is captivating, and when I read it, I couldn’t put it down. It was one of the best books I’ve read in a while, and I am looking forward to rereading it!
I felt like Destiny and her cousins were dear friends of mine, and learned so much from their life experiences.
In addition to being a great story, this book contains excellent advice for difficult situations everyone faces. I learned along with Destiny about forgiveness, growing through challenges instead of becoming bitter, and “taking the high road.”
The plot was well formed though it felt like it moved a bit quickly. The writing was captivating and unforgettable.
My only complaint is that I wish the book was several hundred pages longer!
Rating: I’m giving this book 5 stars out of 5 and 10 out of 10.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.)