The Dandelion Field is a very refreshing story. It's about a couple of kids, the adults in their lives, and how one act can change people's lives. Ginevieve and Raine are staying in a small town because their car broke down and Raine wants to finish high school in one place. Cody is the prime Christian kid of the neighborhood and Dan is a father figure to him. Cody gets Raine pregnant and the adults are all taken aback. This story follows Raine and Cody as well as Ginevieve and Dan as the pregnancy progresses, as well as how the whole town perceives the situation.
I really loved how gentle this story was. I'm normally reading some fantasy action book and it was a nice change of pace, like a breath of fresh air. The story is sweet but not too sugary. I love that the daughter's name is Raine Lightly. I also loved how the whole small community was portrayed. Once something gets out, everyone knows about it. Also, the church was portrayed well in my opinion. Not everyone was perfect and accepting. There was judgement happening and it was a very realistic book overall. It was a nice read and although it isn't what I normally read, I will read it again to relax. It's a great choice for a rainy day.
One of the things I didn't care for in this book was the ending. It wasn't a bad ending, but I was kind of disappointed with how it played out. I didn't think how Gin was portrayed made a lot of sense. I guess she could have reacted the way she did, but it's not what I would have imagined from what I read earlier.
I give this book a 7 out of 10 and recommend it to readers who enjoy Christian Fiction.
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