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Trade Paperback
384 pages
Jun 2006
Center Street

Like Dandelion Dust

by Karen Kingsbury

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Molly and Jack Campbell live a dream life. They share a deep love for each other, own a beautiful house close to their relatives, and have an adorable, adopted four-year-old son named Joey. But one day the bubble pops and their dream life is threatened to change forever.

Like Dandelion Dust is yet another intriguing and well-written book to add to bestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s collection. This story of fear, faith, and family that Kingsbury creates will pull readers into the lives of the Campbells and their drastic attempt to hold their family together in the midst of crisis.

The book centers on Joey, a sweet blonde boy who was adopted by the Campbells when he was a baby. He couldn’t be in a safer or more loving environment. He is growing, learning, and thriving with the only parents he has ever known. Then, one phone call causes chaos and tears at his house. Before Joey turns five, he is to be taken away from the Campbells forever and thrown into his biological parents’ home – a home with an abusive, anger-driven father. Throughout the Campbells’ fight for Joey and his safety, they learn to trust God during the hard times and have faith like a child’s.

This story contains characters who continually hold the reader’s attention. They are well developed and seem to step off the page. Kingsbury is amazing at creating characters who are realistic in the midst of fiction. Readers will be particularly impressed with Joey and his cute, childish way of seeing the world. It is obvious that the author has and loves children. She also does a great job of capturing a mother’s heart.

Fans of Karen Kingsbury, or any reader looking for an exciting and heart-felt novel, will love Like Dandelion Dust. The last page will come much too quickly and Joey will leave all with smiles on their faces. – Amy Nickerson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Jack and Molly Campbell enjoyed an idyllic life 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 life over--but with his son.

When a judge rules that Joey must be returned to his father, 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.