Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe {Book Review}

~ Description 
Cousins are forever, or at least they’re supposed to be. 
What happens when your world falls apart and your dreams are mocked by those closest to you? 
Destiny’s idyllic childhood full of laughter and cousins abruptly ended when her mom uprooted the family to move them across the country with strict instructions to never talk about Swallow Ridge again. Eleven years later Destiny moves back to her hometown, determined to find her cousins… and answers. 
Plagued by generations of bitterness and manipulation, Destiny hides her life-long goal - unwilling to let anyone else trample her fragile dreams. But life in the cozy town full of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught. 
Is it possible Swallow Ridge not only holds the answers Destiny so intensely searches for, but also the hope? 

~ My Rating 
4 stars 

~ My Review 

A cozy and whimsy read! 

To be totally honest, I would have to say that I signed up to review this book 99% because it has the word 'dandelion' right there in the title. I mean, aside from my book and a book by Karen Kingsbury, I'm not sure I know of any other books that have that. So I just had to read it. ;) And I enjoyed the part dandelions played in the storyline and the theme of the book!

My favorite part of the book would have to be Destiny's spiritual and writerly journey. I could really relate to that. I mean, most (if not all) the people in my life know that I'm a writer, but it can still be difficult to open up to someone about it. 

However, after reading several chapters into the book, I was a bit confused. By the synopsis, I expected more of a girl-searching-for-her-cousins thing. Instead, it was more focused on Destiny's journey to find herself. Which was okay! Just not what I was expecting. :) 

It really was a sweet story, and I enjoyed the cousin-friendship theme of the book – not something you see often! 

3.75 (if thats even a thing...) stars!

**I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.** 


  1. I've been hearing about so many people reading this as an ARC read. It sounds pretty interesting. I've been hesitant about deciding if I want to read it because, honestly, the cousin theme would be harder to relate to for me just because, but it honestly sounds like a sweet book.

    Great review!! <3


    1. I also thought I should tell you that the book review I did for your book is currently my highest read post ever at 217 views. (That may not be a lot, but that's a lot of views for me.) I hope more people buy your book because its awesome!!! <3

    2. It was interesting! Yeah, I couldn't exactly relate to the cousin theme either, but I thought it sounded like it would be a sweet story.

      Thank you!

      Oh, wow!! Haha, sounds like a lot of views to me too. ;D Thanks!! <33

  2. Lovely review, Faith! :) I want to read this book sometime. =)


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