Friday, October 06, 2006

Wishing on Dandelions


I just finished Mary DeMuth's _Wishing on Dandelions_ and I am overwhelmed. The book is fabulous!

In spite of the darkness of this young heroine's experience, the story sparkles. Although her perceptions are colored by her horrible past experience, Maranatha presses on.

I confess, I was a little timid about reading such a heavy theme. I like my entertainment light and cheerful. But the abuse from _Watching the Tree Limbs_, which I also loved, is alluded to, not graphic, and while I hurt with Mara, I also laughed, rejoiced, and cheered her on, because there is much more to both books than the experience itself.

With courage, irony, humor, hope and often faltering faith, she triumphs with the help of some friends, her own strong spirit, and Jesus. And the faith message is woven through naturally. I imagine I will sometimes call upon Maranatha's example of doing the right thing when it was very, very hard.

Sometimes I laughed out loud, sometimes I wiped away tears. I loved both books.

Scroll down to read the author's thoughts. Leave a comment there or right here to enter a drawing for a free copy of this delightful book. I draw a name tomorrow, Saturday afternoon.


AND YOU'LL BE SAD as a scalded dog
If you don't leave a comment on my blog
For I give this book away tomorrow

And it's one you'll never let another borrow!

(With apologies to Camilla.)

5 comments:

Robin Bayne said...

Hi!! I am leaving a comment : )

Also need to give you my updated blog link-- had to redo the whole thing!

Now I'm at wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com

Margo Carmichael said...

LOL Welcome back, Robin!

Did you forget a dot there?

www.writingbetweensundays.blogspot.com

Margo Carmichael said...

Well, the link didn't come to life, but one can click on your name and get there. Your blog definitely came back to life. : )

Saundra Kay said...

Margo, I haven't read Mary's new book, but your review excites me. Hope I
win the book. LOL

Robin Bayne said...

Well, the link didn't come to life, but one can click on your name and get there. Your blog definitely came back to life. : )


LOL--that's because there is no dot after the 3 w's-- it's just wwwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com