Sunday, April 8, 2018

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The Dandelion by Michelle Leighton

At thirty-five, Abigail Simmons has mastered only one thing—running. When tragedy strikes, she runs. This time her urge to flee brings Abi back to her hometown, where she hopes she can find the peace she’s always searched for. That hope is dashed when Abi’s ex, Sam Forrester, bumps his way back into her life.

Sam has flourished in ways Abi hasn’t. From the outside, he has it all—a successful medical practice, a beautiful daughter, and a charming wife.

Who is dying.

Sara Forrester is dying and her final wish is for Sam to find love again so she can meet the woman who will finish raising her daughter and grow old with her husband. Abi seems like the perfect fit, but what Sara doesn’t know is that Abi has a secret, a secret no one could guess.

And it’s a deal breaker.

This story ripped my heart apart but slowly put it back together again. I read this book knowing that it would be a tough one to read because of the subject, a dying wife wanting her husband to find love again before she passes so she can get to know the woman that will help Sam raise their daughter, Noelle. As I sit here writing my review there are tears streaming down my face because I would want the same thing for my family if I was about to pass away, which could have been a very real reality for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 so this story really hit home for me.

Abi and Sam were teenage sweethearts and had plans for their future that abruptly changed when Abi's mother decided to move them away with only a few days notice. Neither Abi nor Sam every really got over their first love, but their lives moved on and Sam found a new love in College, Sara.

Fast forward almost two decades when Abi finds herself back in the small town she left behind, she knows she'll most likely run into Sam but Abi needs to find peace and the lake house is a perfect place for her to do just that.

I will not give any spoilers because YOU MUST READ THIS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED STORY yourself, I enjoyed the hopefulness of Sara, the dedication of Sam, the sweetness of Abi, and the loving Noelle.

Believe me when I say you need to read this story, it's just that beautiful!




I am so, so excited to tell you that THE DANDELION is live! I loved everything about this story, from the way it began as a dream to the way I cried a few times as I wrote it. This book has some of the most real and raw and wounded characters I've ever fallen in love with, but I think that's why I love them so much. And I truly believe you will, too, but I want to implore you to TRUST ME. Trust me that, although there are obstacles and struggles that cut to the heart of every woman, this book is one of love and hope and friendship and selflessness of epic proportions. Trust me to bring you closure and happiness, the kind we all have to work for, but the kind that's made all the more special because we have to work for it.

Give this book a try. Give this love a try. Give this HOPE a try:) I sincerely hope you adore the story as much as I do!

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a rarely ever comfortable speaking about herself in the third person, but here goes. Michelle is a former nurse who has always harbored a passion for the written word, a weakness for alpha males, and a profound love of all things romantic. Never in her wildest dreams did this Yankee-turned-Southerner imagine her life as it is today. She has the best job in the world, a husband who treats her like a princess, and a dog that's so smart she may one day write a novel, too. You can often find Michelle hidden away in her cave, crafting a new story, or out in the sunshine enjoying some quiet time with her man. Movies, wine, and good food are frequently thrown into the mix, and exercise on days that start with Q. She loves laughter, chocolate, the color red, and you can find out more about her at Sign up for her newsletter here: She promises not to spam your inbox:)


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