Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2020, Again another amazing book by Karen Kingsbury. can I get them? Some will say it's terribly unfair to give a book a one-star rating after only a few chapters, but reading a book is like meeting a man on the first day - I know within the first 10 minutes whether or not I want to sleep with him. Would you just turn your child over for possible harm....or would you run to save your little family? This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Divine: A Novel (A Clean, Contemporary Christian Fiction Story of Life, Loss, Love, Faith, and the…, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. A lie changed her world. What would you do if your child, one that you'd adopted years ago, was now being taken away from you to be returned to his biological parents? It was a wonderful book full of love, sacrifice and the Faith Karen is known for. He hummed Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush as he turned the pages. Like Dandelion Dust is a 2009 drama film directed by Jon Gunn and based on the novel by the same name by Karen Kingsbury. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. . Amen. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Thanks, Karen! I noticed a section in the back of the book entitled "Reading Group Guide". The book was a story of family, love, and faith. I can’t wait for the next one! The first edition of the novel was published in June 15th 2006, and was written by Karen Kingsbury. In the meantime this child has been with his adoptive family for 5 years. This just felt excessively dramatic and too quickly). Directed by Jon Gunn. A killer targets her son. I found it interesting how the author unabashedly testifies of God throughout the book as well. I've never read any of her other books (and there are a lot). Karen keeps the story moving and do, Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2014. I really liked the concept of the story and found it a very intriguing premise (an adopted boy getting claimed by his birthparents by a technicality), but unfortunately, I didn’t like it much at all. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Because his signature was forged they were going to be able to get their son back. And her books are clean and they always glorify God. It was about a boy who was given up for adoption by his mother because her husband was physically abusive and sent to prison for domestic violence. I learned valuable lessons from several of the characters and found myself asking some difficult questions. Beautiful book with a gripping story. I loved it at the end, but get the tissues out for certain places in the story. Karen Kingsbury is a fantastic writer, pulling you right into the story. The story provided a backdrop for an exploration of motherly love and sacrifice, faith, and God's interest in our lives. I always know that when I start one of her books I will be enthralled and this was no exception. Jack and Molly's reactions to possibly losing their adopted son to his birth parents felt overly dramatic (I have an adopted child of my own and I can't say that I would immediately go to extremes. Questions could also be changed to fit the group interest or subject matte. Helpful. In the back seat, Joey found his library book, a pictorial on the Great White Shark. This book was decent as a piece of literature. His days are spent playing with his cousins, … I can’t wait for the next one! She just knows how to weave storylines together to keep readers riveted. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. The only one really left unhappy is Rip as he never finds the healing that the narrative desires for him. [ One minute Wendy’s determined to get her son back, which is causing the conflict of the story, but then when we come back to her after weeks pass, she suddenly has realized she wants what’s best for him, which basically ends the entire story. I've always considered Christian fiction to be sappy and over-done in the "Faith" realm: I usually like God allusions to be subtle and sneaky. I was so impressed with all the technical information that Karen had to gather. $14.99. Paperback (Movie Tie-in) $ 14.99. Can't wait for my next book by Karen Kingsbury, but you also want them to be honest and not do something that will make the situation worse. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2015. There's a problem loading this menu right now. She sounds like a good Christian writer. You can't ask for much more than that! It was a wonderful book full of love, sacrifice and the Faith Karen is known for. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 384 pages and is available in Paperback format. I gave this book 3 stars because I did enjoy the story-line even if it was a little too "preachy" for my taste. I always know that when I start one of her books I will be enthralled and this was no exception. Almost stopped reading this book about halfway through it was so sad at times a truly gut wrenching story glad I finished it though but will be reading a more light hearted book next. Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2014. Jack and Molly Campbell have the perfect life with their adopted son Joey. Karen keeps the story moving and do, Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2014. The bio-mom didn't tell him about their son and forged his name on the adopt. The religious themes were addressed in a preachy and heavy handed way. Kingsbury is massively popular in the Christian genre, and while a lot of her storylines appeal to me I just haven't got around to reading any of her other books until now. LIKE DANDELION DUST. I prefer a lot more subtlety. I ended up with this book because i just wanted to get a book from my library for my Kindle. This novel had come highly recommended from a friend who had recommend quite a few great novels to me before and the synopsis of the novel sounded good so I was expecting good things from Like Dandelion Dust.I had also seen an advert for the movie on TV and it looked interesting so I went ahead and brought the book from Amazon without researching the author. In this case, I probably would have opted not to select this book had i had a better look at it. by Center Street. Can't wait for my next book by Karen Kingsbury, but you also want them to be honest and not do something that will make the situation worse. Start by marking “Like Dandelion Dust” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I did skim the last few pages because I wanted to see how it ended, but I couldn't even force myself to read them. But I was interested in the plot, which is about a 5 year old adopted boy whose birth parents decide they want him back. I really wanted to enjoy this book as I'd read glowing reviews of it and cried when I'd watched the movie trailer. Jack and Molly Campbell are right where they want to be, enjoying an idyllic life with their four-year-old son Joey, and the close family and friends who live in their small hometown just outside Atlanta. The main characters of this christian fiction, fiction story are , . Karen Kingsbury has done it again. As always, Karen Kingsbury creates an emotional, sometimes devastating, but uplifting message. Molly's sister Beth and her family try to help them through this terrible time with faith in the Lord. Until Joey's biological father Rip decides he wants his son back, and the courts agree with him. Please try again. But Kingsbury encompassed the power of the Christian faith in the heart of a SMALL CHILD in a way that brought me to my knees. This couple is truly this childs parents this is their son and they are his mommy and daddy. Karen Kingsbury has done it again. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016. Thank goodness it wasn't too long of a book. Jack and Molly adopted Joey when he was a baby, but when Rip gets out of prison he learns that Wendy forged his signature on the adoption papers and wants a second chance to be a father. I'm not sure what I would have been willing to do had I been placed in this situation. Three states away in Ohio, Joey's biological father has just been released from prison. Something went wrong. A child will show an adult God before they even start looking for God. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You know the saying: There's no time like the present...unless you're looking for a distraction from the current moment. She’s got plenty of reasons to run. Wendy was a very brave woman and loved her son enough to give him a better, safer life. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020. Great story, well written. This book is really sentimental claptrap. Like every book I have read by Karen Kingsbury, this one was just a wonderful with all the rest. Like Dandelion Dust raises interesting questions, questions of what makes someone a mother, and what does it mean to truly love a child. This is an emotionally charged book about a custody battle of a young boy. The boy is forced to go on visitations with his bio-family and although the bio-mom is kind and loving the father is abusive and scares this child. I felt compassion for the adoptive family and the birth mother. I found the characters compelling and the narrative accessible. Awed that God would give me another story...", Almost stopped reading this book about halfway through it was so sad at times a truly gut wrenching story glad I finished it though but will be reading a more light hearted book next. I will acknowledge that i read the entire book - had to find out how the author wrapped it up and it was as expected, all neat and. Now a Feature Film! the downside of trying to pick a book from a list is that you don't get to really look at the cover and read a paragraph or two. This was another wonderful story that I couldn't put down. If you did not know God in his mercy, love, and power, this book would rend your heart to believe. In "Kingsbury" style, the characters are so vividly alive and the pain they were facing in the book was so real and deep, I found myself reluctant to sit down to read. The one thing these couples share is a little boy named Joey. What would you do if you knew the biological father was just released from prison for physical abuse? Unfortunately, this is not really my genre so it did not grab me for that reason. It kept my attention, I read every word, and felt good after. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. No, I'm not going to spoil it for you, just keep that in mind. 5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome again! I suffered through about 100 pages and just couldn't take it anymore. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near five of their adult children. I've only read one of Karen Kingsbury's books before, a Christmas novella, and while I'd. Like Dandelion Dust follows two sets of parents from different backgrounds. . After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In this case, I probably would have opted not to select this book had i had a better look at it.
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