So for the first time on my blog I’m actually part of a blog tour for the book Where Dandelions Grow. I received a free version of this book for my review, and I’m really glad that I actually decided to do it. It’s something I would not want to miss.
*I used Faith’s basic lay out for her blog tour post because I had no idea how to do it, thank you Faith*
ABOUT THE BOOK
Cousins are forever, or at least they’re supposed to be.
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 living in the cozy town full of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught.
Is it possible Swallow Ridge not only holds the answers Destiny so intensely searches for, but also the hope?
Honestly I really liked this book. I have a hard time reading books online since I do not have a Kindle, but when I got myself to open it up, I had a hard time putting it down. I can’t say I’ve completely finished the book at the moment, but I plan to as soon as possible and it’ll probably end up on my bookshelf. 😀
Destiny was a character I would like to be friends with! She’s a puzzle inside and I love puzzle people. Her lovely personality behind the surface was something that I really admired. She was real, you know?
The plot line was really down to the basics. There wasn’t (I’m about half way through) any side plots so it’s nice and simple, and easy to follow. I like the way Lydia created the city of Swallow Ridge, it’s cozy, small town feel, the tree, and the dandelions throughout the whole book. It was really a sweet read.
I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys family stories. It’s nice and clean so younger girls are welcome to read it. 🙂 I’d say ages 12-17 probably is the range.
ABOUT LYDIA HOWE
Lydia Howe (aka Aidyl Ewoh) is a twenty-something adventurous author who is partial to hiking in the mountains of Asia and South America, building life-size models of dinosaurs, taking road trips across Europe, visiting friends in Africa, growing up in a barn and everything in-between. She currently works in a coffee shop during the day and concocts stories by night. Find her online at her Blog, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, and Google+
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