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Like Dandelion Dust [Kindle Edition]

Karen Kingsbury
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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"Karen is a gifted writer who confronts the hard issues with truth and sensitivity."--Francine Rivers, bestselling author of "Redeeming Love"

Book Description

Karen Kingsbury's bestselling novel about two parents' love for their son and the lengths to which they will go to keep their family together.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1078 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1585478156
  • Publisher: Center Street (31 July 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FORPJ1Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 26 July 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is about a couple who are adopting a little boy but his birth parents want him back. The birth father was in prison and did not know he had a child. He insists on getting the child back. This is heartbreaking for the child and his adoptive parents. The child has to spend a few days with his birth parents. He is scared but he prays as he has heard his little cousin do and feels better after that. His birth mother and he form a slight bond but he is scared of his birth father...with reason!
You can just imagine the child's feelings, not understanding all that is happening, learning to trust in God, fearing the birth father, missing the couple he knows as parents......bewildering and scary for a child.
I won't tell you the ending but it is satisfying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 9 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Was unable to put this book down! Slow in the start, but then really gets you in so you can't wait to see what happens next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Aug 2014
By Visa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Nov 2014
Format:Paperback
Beautiful.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  143 reviews
97 of 98 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like a Good Meal in a Surprise Place 5 July 2006
By Samuel B. White - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Neither this book's cover nor the copy on the back enthused me to read it. I'm a guy and am drawn most to books that promise some excitement, whether that be through physical action or (preferably) a mind-thumping, heart-racing thriller. So this book sat on my desk for two weeks and I regarded it much as I might have a vulture that was sitting there, rasping, "Read me." I wound up taking it to Boy Scout camp (I was a sponsor) where I ...

read it in one day!! In fact, I almost finished it before lunch.

Now, some people make a determination between writers and storytellers. Those who do so generally praise writers more. I prefer a good storyteller, myself; because good writing--even great writing--doesn't hold my interest if there's no story there. Kingsbury is a simple writer and a GREAT storyteller. (Notice: I didn't say "but a great writer"; to write simply is a gift many writers don't have--and which modern publishing sometimes frowns on.)

The Story

Molly and Jack Campbell have everything. Great house in a fancy neighborhood, high-paying job, and a beautiful little boy named Joey. Things just absolutely couldn't get any better.

Until it's discovered that Joey's birth mother forged the signature of Joey's birth father, so the adoption was a fraud. Joey has never known anyone else as his parents, but suddenly he's being thrust into a volatile household of people he's never met and, especially, a father who doesn't know how to show love without violence.

Molly and Jack begin to explore every option they have for keeping Joey, even some fraud of their own. Hovering around the edges of all this drama is God. Joey believes in Him, Joey's cousins believe in Him, even Molly and Jack claim to believe that there is a god, but will they trust him to work this out? Can they give up their son to save their son?

The Writing

As I stated above, Karen Kingsbury is a great storyteller. After my initial reaction to the cover, discovering what was on the inside was like going to a restaurant that appears to serve only your least favorite food, only to discover they make your favorite dish to perfection.

Like a good meal, I walked away not just satisfied, but happy. I was pleased with how the story had carried me along and how it had been resolved.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply moving story about parents and children 4 Aug 2006
By Christina Lockstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury is a fabulously written story. Jack and Molly Campbell have the perfect life with their adopted son Joey. Until Joey's biological father Rip decides he wants his son back, and the courts agree with him. How far will Jack and Molly go to protect their son from his abusive father? I hadn't read anything by Kingsbury before, and I now sincerely regret that decision. She knows how to craft a story filled with emotion and drama without going into melodrama or stereotypical characters. Her descriptions of characters' actions make each scene come alive in a way few authors can. I was moved to tears at least twice during the book. And while the book has a Christian message, it's never pounded down the reader's throat, but the way God affects each person by the end of the story is profound. This is a deep emotional novel with the message that God is in control, and we need to have the faith of a child to trust him.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow- Maybe the best yet 17 Jun 2006
By L Carty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I just got done reading this book. I knew that I wouldn't be able to put it down when I started. That's the way it is with all Kingsbury books but I wasn't ready for this one. Wow- it was so great. If you like her books you will love this one and if you've never read a Kingsbury book this is a great place to start. Have plenty of Kleenex ready.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best ... 28 July 2006
By Ane Mulligan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm a devoted Karen Kingsbury fan. I've read many of her books and loved them all. All but this one. While it still has her wonderful writing and deep characters, the overall feeling of the book is depressing. It's heavy ... dark. Yes, it has a happy ending, but it's slower than her other books.

Digging deep into the psyche of the characters, she portrays them well, but I found myself skimming and turning pages to get to the action. Will I read another Kingsbury book? You bet. But this one is not a keeper in this reviewer's opinion.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars obvious 18 Jun 2011
By Christina Hunel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
It is an obvious book, you can see where it is going right away.
The little boy it the story the author tried to make him 'too cute" with a the mispronounced words. The adopted
family and kid were too perfect
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