Wednesday, October 18, 2006

CFBA Blog Tour: Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

I am the Assistant Director of the CFBA and must post about this book...but to tell you the truth, I was bored stiff by it and could not read past the fifth page. I'm letting you know this because I don't want to promote anything that I don't like and make you think that I liked it. I am not a sappy person. I do not like feel good stuff that is just fluff. It makes me want to hurl actually. So, I am not that great a judge on this 'sort' of novel. Still and all, she is a best selling author and should know how to capture a person's interest...even if they hate the genre. Well, here is the CFBA post on it. You can decide if it is something you would like...

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Karen Kingsbury's latest book, Like Dandelion Dust.

About the Author:

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is Americaa's #1 inspirational novelist. There are nearly 5 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including more than two million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 30 novels, nine of which have hit #1 on national lists, including award-winning Oceans Apart, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, the Redemption Series and Firstborn Series, and several other bestsellers, one of which was the basis for a CBS Movie-of-the-Week and Gideon's Gift, which is currently in production as a majortheatricall release for Christmas 2007.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Don, and their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.

About the Book:


Jack and Molly Campbell enjoyed an idyllic life (Great house in a fancy neighborhood, high-paying job, and a beautiful little boy) in their small hometown outside Atlanta with their adopted 4-year-old, Joey. Then they receive the phone call that shatters their world: a social worker delivers the news that Joey's biological father has been released from prison and is ready to start lifeover with his son. (It's discovered that Joey's birth mother forged the signature of Joey's birth father, making it a fraudulent adoption.) When a judge rules that Joey must be returned to his father (a man who cannot separate love and violence), the Campbells, in a silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind.

Struggling with the dilemma of following the law, their hearts, and what they know to be morally right, the Campbells find that desperation leads to dangerous thoughts. What if they can devise a plan? Take Joey and simply disappear....LIKE DANDELION DUST.

Review by Mimi Pearson


Jean-Luc Picard said...

If a book can't grab the reader after the first few pages, Mimi, then it just won't appeal.

Kimber said...

Love these!!

Hey - on the edge of my seat - where is Part T W O of moving???? Curiosity killing the big cat over here!

Thinkin of ya!

Jaime H. said...

>>>>It makes me want to hurl actually.


Good for you for saying what you really think! And ditto on the house thing. Tell us already!!!

So Many Books.... said...

Thank you for being honest.*grin*

Ma Ingalls with ADHD said...

I actually read the whole thing, and it was rather predictable, and even the characters spiritual journey/growth was pretty confusing and vague.