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Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate
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Aug 04, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

Dandelion Summer
Lisa Wingate
Contemporary Fiction
5 out of 5

There are some books that you read and enjoy and then promptly forget about them once they are finished. Then there are those books that linger for days, weeks, even years. All you need to do is see the cover or hear the title and you will be brought right back to what you felt while reading that particular book. Dandelion Summer is destined to be one of the lingering books for me.

I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of people that I have read aloud the first two pages and last two paragraphs. If you are waffling on whether to read this book read those two sections. Go ahead; read the last two paragraphs, it won’t spoil the ending. It will only enhance the need to read this beautiful story.

J. Norm Alvord is an old man living out the rest of his days thinking all of his usefulness is in the past. Epiphany Salerno is a young woman thinking that she’ll never have a chance to make a lasting difference in this world. The two of them begin a friendship out of need for what the other can do in their life. This novel of cross generational friendship is a great reminder that we are all valuable, no matter who we are or where we come from.

If you want a lasting story…go pick up Dandelion Summer. I can’t wait to read more from this very talented author.

*I received a copy of this book for my honest opinions. No other compensation was received.
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Sharon I so agree. I'd love for Wingate to write another book to let us know what Epie is doing and how J. Norm fares from here on...

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