Where Dandelions Bloom

Where Dandelions Bloom[EPUB] ✶ Where Dandelions Bloom By Tara Johnson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Cassie Kendrick is on the run Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man but she's discovered an escape Disguised as a man Cassie enlists in the Union army taking the name Thomas Tur Cassie Kendrick is on the run Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man but she's discovered an escape Disguised as a man Cassie enlists in the Union army taking the name Thomas Turner On the battlefields of the Civil War keeping her identity a secret is only the beginning of her problems especially after she Where Dandelions MOBI :¿ meets Gabriel Avery a handsome young photographerAnxious to make his mark on the world and to erase the darkness and guilt lurking from his past Gabriel works with renowned photographer Matthew Brady to capture images from the front lines of the war As Gabriel forges friendships with many of the men he encounters he wonders what the courageous unpredictable Thomas Turner is hidingBattling betrayal their own personal demons and a country torn apart by war can Cassie and Gabriel learn to forgive themselves and trust their futures to the God who births hope and healing in the darkest places. Where Dandelions Bloom I absolutely loved itI've read many civil war fiction books it is one of my favorite historical subjects to read about this one it is specialThe civil war was a bloody battle with so many lives lost I live very close to Gettysburg and visit it often and have learned much about the battle thereEven though this book is about the fighting and there are lives lost it is written with compassion by an author who has obviously put in many hours of research timeThis book is different it is written with a woman's point of view about the war as the main character is a woman who disguised as a man enlists to escape an unacceptable marriage arranged by her fatherThe romance between civil war photographer Gabriel and main character enlistee Cassie is tender and sweet He isn't so happy to discover she's a woman at first he's shocked and mourns the loss of what he thought was a male friendI was very surprised to read how many woman actually enlisted in the civil war and were able to keep their secret the whole way throughI enjoy reading about historical things that are different and out of the ordinary and this was that but written in a way that kept my interest while fascinating meThe story line moves along uickly and doesn't drag at all I also was pleased to see at the end Cassie forgives her father for past wrongs because not forgiving can eat you up Hard as it is to do it's the right thing to doTold with compassiontenderness and authenticity I can not wait to read by this authorPublished July 1st 2019 by Tyndale House PublishersI was given a complimentary copy of this book Thank youAll opinions expressed are my own In Where Dandelions Bloom Tara Johnson brings to life a fascinating aspect of the Civil War – how several women succeeded in fighting disguised as men Cassie and Gabriel are complex and interesting characters facing difficult dilemmas deep secrets and painful betrayal A thoughtful message and light touches of humor make this novel even enjoyable A keeper I'd just like to start off by saying that the writing style was amazing I was pulled into the story right away even though it wasn't fast moving and at first I was sure that this would end up a 5 star readWell it obviously went downhillI loved the characters of both Cassie and Gabe and before Gabe found out that 'Turner' was actually a girl I really enjoyed the bookBut then he found out her secret And he couldn't stop noticing her perfect curves Especially when she was in a dress—it just graced her feminine curves And her full lips? heart eyes What made it all worse was that after almost every one of their detailed kisses he had to pull back before he lost himselfBut it was uite obvious that he'd already lost himselfCassie and Gabe's ongoing argument about a woman's place seemed I don't know so drawn out She loved him She kissed him He said something that offended her and reminded her of her abusive father She avoided him at all costs until an unexpected event usually danger or injury to one of them brought them back together RepeatSo what kept me from giving this book only 1 or 2 stars? When they weren't together or thinking about each other the story was amazing The aspects of war were so real The author's writing voice was incredible But all the romance kinda ruined the rest Tara Johnson has a gentleness in her writing that wraps around the heart and gives the impression of home And I think this is a great word to connect to the storyCassie and Gabe come from such different backgroundsCassie Kendrick knows the pain of a heavy hand and rejection and she's determined to now let the angry and unforgiving hands of her father take control of her destinyGabe Avery grew up as the son of poor immigrants in New York but what they might have lacked in money they did not in tenderness and love for one another Through grit and determination and a bit of help from others Gabe is able to work for renowned photographer Matthew Brady taking pictures of the warA tentative but truthful friendship starts between them But war is not merely a scene to be captured on photograph Rather it leaves deep scars and threatens to blacken the soul Heartache and grief seem like a dry land where nothing grows but hope is obstinate is perseveres and never gives up on youAnd this lingering hope might just blossom into than anyone can ever think or imagineI received a review copy from the publisher All opinions are my own This is an amazing story of one woman's journey of courage forgiveness and love In Cassie Ms Johnson has given her readers a spunky heroine who disguises herself as a young soldier in the Union army as she runs away from an abusive home environment While trying to maintain her secret identity Cassie befriends Gabe a photographer who follows the army as he chronicles the war through images I love that Cassie and Gabe challenge the other to become a better person as they learn to shed the chains that bind them With hauntingly beautiful prose Johnson paints a vivid picture of the misery and suffering that accompanies war as the theme of hope triumph overs all The spiritual theme of forgiveness is woven seamlessly through the story I love it when an author can challenge me through a work of fiction to evaluate my life A couple of my favorite uotesWherever dandelions bloom hope remainsTime is too precious to waste in bitterness It will steal your joy TimeWhile this is my first book I have read by Tara Johnson it will definitely not be my last I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the authorpublisher I was not reuired to write a review All opinions expressed are my own i would give this book 4 12 stars A women join the army to escape an abusive father and a man who wanted her to stop I have read a few book before this when woman fell in love they gave up what their dreams were to follow their husbands I didn't agree with these books We should all be able to follow are dreams or in this case following thru what she started Her love interest Gabe wanted her to stop but she needed to finish what she had to The she got into her service the her jobs became intense She finally knew not forgiving her father and hiding was not what God wanted for her We learn forgiveness is what God design for us and not running away from your problems She learned this on her own and I still feel her strength throughout the book I am so glad I join a read for this book Its a great read and I recommend this book to anyone Full review on FaithfullyBookishcomWhere Dandelions Bloom is a beautifully crafted story There are wonderful characters and an interesting plot and vibrant settings and engaging themes The author's literary artistry paints a word masterpiece worthy of the tears shed on its behalfPoverty abuse war and suffering play an important role in this book but the shining stars are hope and redemption May the beauty found blossoming in the ashes of brokenness inspire and encourage you through this story As I place this book on my all time favorites shelves I strongly encourage my fellow readers to experience Where Dandelions BloomI received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review The opinions expressed are my own For the first 60% of the book I wavered between four and five stars but it went downhill after that When the heroine becomes a spy she crosses the line multiple times swears I wouldn’t have gotten as bent out of shape over a d which would have been historically accurate but she unleashes a British profanity that’s eual to using an f bomb? Yeah nope and encounters Southerners who are 100% vicious bloodthirsty psychotic or rapist Not a single one of the Southerners are portrayed as decent people That really bugged meThe ending leaped suddenly from one bit to the other and motivations suddenly went up in the air Because events got summarized so uickly I lost touch with reality of the chain of events Johnson left a historical note at the end that her character was modeled on Sarah Emma Edmonds and goes so far as to copy her alias but makes no attempt to sort fact from fiction in the postscript I was actually uite disappointed that a few realities got put in but that this story mostly makes everything up Why try to draw a connection by name and city of enlistment with someone real? The real lady was a Canadian not a born Michigander; etc etc with only a few events being the same I was annoyed that the author would borrow a real location of enlistment and a real name and then invent so large a differenceAnyway I’ll probably try her again but with cautionThanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a free reading copy A favorable review was not reuired Exemplary Civil War fiction Not only do I appreciate the author's deep commitment to the history of her timeframe but I loved the characters and found the genuine conflict between them to be believable composed of opposing values not just a simple misunderstanding Watching Gabe and Cassie develop and mature to the very last page was a pleasure Bravo Tara Cassie Kendrick needs to get away from her alcoholic father and the despicable man he has arranged for her to marry She refuses to be unhappy like her sisters Cassie runs away and joins the Union army disguised as a man Thomas Turner During the Civil War she meets a photographer Gabriel Avery who is following her company around documenting the war with pictures Will her find out who she really is? Will her turn her in? Will the fall in love?This was a different kind of read for me Although I have read books about the Civil War I don’t usually read fiction books with some truth I absolutely loved it The story telling is so vivid and real You can feel the fighting going on around CassieThomas and the pain of loss There were 2 incidents that crushed me The story is researched very well and follows the Civil War time line uite well I did some of my own research as well out of curiosity There were over 400 females that disguised themselves as men during the Civil War You don’t hear much about them and you can be sure that this reader because of this story will find books about them to readThe love that grows between Cassie and Gabe is very pure and believable I say pure because Gabe knew her as Thomas for so long that he knew her and how she thought There was no fake courting or attempts to impress Even though Cassie continues to push him away you know that it’s upsetting her She’s just protecting herself and it takes Gabe too long to figure that out He wants to protect her but does eventually realize that he can’t This is a delightful well written book that I was upset to have end Even though the ending is as expected the future of the two is heartwarming

Where Dandelions Bloom eBook ï Where Dandelions  MOBI
  • Paperback
  • 393 pages
  • Where Dandelions Bloom
  • Tara Johnson
  • English
  • 14 June 2014
  • 9781496428356