Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True? Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.
I really enjoyed this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be an “old timey western” and I don’t read western books…but it was simply a book set in the late 1800s that highlighted a widow who is headstrong, confident, loving and kind, and her journey towards a new found love.
The characters were very imaginable and realistic. I could sense how genuinely kind and beautiful Katherine was, how cute and innocent her Mandy was, and the pure bitterness that emanated from Katherine’s mother, Frances. I found myself siding with Lucy most of the time and wanted Katherine to finally just stand up to her mother’s rude remarks! But Katherine, ever the Christian, loving daughter, always held her tongue. When Micah Jacobs loses his farm in a fire, as well as injures himself, after losing his wife 2 years prior, he begrudgingly stays at Katherine’s boardinghouse. Amongst misunderstandings, tempers, and blossoming relationships, Katherine, Frances, and Micah discover the meaning of love and family, as well as the redeeming grace of Christ.
I received this book via Netgalley. All opinions are my own.