Where Dandelions Bloom

Where Dandelions Bloom

Cassie Kendrick is on the run. Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man, but she's discovered an escape. Disguised as a man, Cassie enlists in the Union army, taking the name Thomas Turner. On the battlefields of the Civil War, keeping her identity a secret is only the beginning of her problems, especially after she meets Gabriel Avery, a handsome young Cassie Kendrick is on the run. Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man, but she's discovered an esca...

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Title:Where Dandelions Bloom
Author:Tara Johnson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496428358
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:393 pages pages

Where Dandelions Bloom Reviews

  • Mary
    Jun 12, 2019
    "When dandelions bloom in mortar, hope remains" Tara Johnson has done it again! "Where Dandelions Bloom" is such a beautiful story of faith and redemption filled with history. This story was especially touching to me as I grew up with an abusive father, so I can definitely relate to t...
  • Sarah Sundin
    Jul 31, 2019
    In Where Dandelions Bloom, Tara Johnson brings to life a fascinating aspect of the Civil War ? how several women succeeded in fighting, disguised as men. Cassie and Gabriel are complex and interesting characters, facing difficult dilemmas, deep secrets, and painful betrayal. A though...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jun 18, 2019
    This a fictional story, but it is based on an actual person, and you will fall in love with Cassie/Thomas, what a tough lady she is. We feel the shells that hit the land around us, and the soldiers that are hurt or killed, and we are in the heat of battles in a war that tore our count...
  • Beth
    Apr 08, 2019
    To say that I enjoyed this book would be an understatement because I loved it. Ms. Johnson has such a God given talent with words and depicting the terrible years of The American Civil War it?s hard to believe that this is only her second book. Now I must be honest with you because a...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Jul 03, 2019
    Tara Johnson has done a wonderful job bringing the Civil War to life in Where Dandelions Bloom. The battle scenes are very realistic, and you can tell she did in-depth research to create the characters and plot. I was especially interested in the hero and his work as a photographer. My...
  • Faye
    Jul 12, 2019
    Cassie Kendrick takes her life into her own hands, escaping and arranged marriage and her abusive, alcoholic father, by dressing as a man, taking the name Thomas Turner and joining the Union Army. But her disguise becomes more difficult when she meets the handsome photographer, Gabe. ...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Jul 12, 2019
    Exemplary Civil War fiction. Not only do I appreciate the author's deep commitment to the history of her timeframe, but I loved the characters and found the genuine conflict between them to be believable, composed of opposing values, not just a simple misunderstanding. Watching Gabe an...
  • Clara
    Jun 03, 2019
    Tara Johnson has a gentleness in her writing that wraps around the heart and gives the impression of home. And I think this is a great word to connect to the story. Cassie and Gabe come from such different backgrounds. Cassie Kendrick knows the pain of a heavy hand and rejection,...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 22, 2019
    3.5 stars "She was trapped like a bird in a cage. She could see freedom beyond the wire enclosure, but her wings could not beat strong enough to break the bars." Cassie Kendrick was desperate. Enough so to attempt the unthinkable. Would it work? Disguised as a young man, she succes...
  • Kailey
    Jun 19, 2019
    This book was excellent! Tara Johnson did such a great job writing a vivid and beautiful story! She captured the darkness of the Civil War, but did it with grace. I absolutely loved Cassie and Gabe! I also loved Jonah too! These characters have stuck with me since I finished reading. I...
  • Chesney
    Aug 06, 2019
    I loved the author?s first novel Engraved on the Heart, this follow up is just as good! Cassie has to be one of the bravest characters I have read about. The turmoil and trauma she faced! Wow. This really gives you a glimpse into the Civil War from the Unions side. The chemistry betw...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    Jun 23, 2019
    Have you ever wondered what would make a woman in the 1860?s disguise herself as a man, pick up a gun, and fight in a war? I don?t know about you, but when I think of women in the 1860?s I imagine the big hoop skirts with lots of ruffles (Think Gone With The Wind), I never realiz...
  • Michelle
    Aug 02, 2019
    Where Dandelions Bloom is a Christian historical fiction novel by author Tara Johnson. The setting is Virginia (1861). Cassie Kendrick and Gabriel Avery both have a secret past. Now, Gabriel is a war photographer and Cassie is taking part in the war as a man. It is estimated that ov...
  • Cathy Cermele
    Jul 14, 2019
    Tara Johnson has written one the best Civil War novels that I have read and I have read several because historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Ms. Johnson is a new to me author but after reading Where Dandelions Bloom, I can easily see her becoming one of my must read authors...
  • Perrianne
    Aug 23, 2019
    Cassie Kendrick makes a run from her alcoholic, verbally and physically abusive father who is about to marry her off to a disgusting character. She doesn?t want to repeat the same mistakes her sisters made in marrying the type of man her father chose. Her only regret is leaving her m...
  • Dana Michael
    Jun 01, 2019
    This book is a Civil War story about a young woman who escapes a horrible family situation to join the Union army. She meets the hero of the book who is a photographer for the Union. This is filled with history and sweet kisses. I loved the epilogue ending. ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Aug 05, 2019
    Where Dandelions Bloom, I absolutely loved it! I've read many civil war fiction books, it is one of my favorite historical subjects to read about, this one it is special! The civil war was a bloody battle with so many lives lost. I live very close to Gettysburg and visit it often and...
  • Cynthia Roemer
    Jul 09, 2019
    Cassie Kendrick is willing to do anything to get away from her abusive father and her arranged marriage to a man just as horrific. Seizing her one opportunity, she cuts her hair and enlists in the Union army as the Civil War ensues. Though she goes to excruciating lengths to keep her d...
  • Betsy
    May 17, 2019
    If you love Christian historical romance loaded with facts, faith, and lessons in forgiveness, then you must pick up Tara Johnson?s latest novel ?Where Dandelions Bloom?, set during the American Civil War. With page-turning action and attention to detail, I felt like I was right ...
  • Susan
    Jul 02, 2019
    This is an amazing story of one woman's journey of courage, forgiveness and love. In Cassie, Ms. Johnson has given her readers a spunky heroine who disguises herself as a young soldier in the Union army as she runs away from an abusive home environment. While trying to maintain her sec...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Jul 04, 2019
    Johnson gives readers a glimpse of a whole other side of the Civil War in Where Dandelions Bloom. It's more than just a girl playing the part of a soldier. It's more than a photographer capturing the images of war. It's even more than the story of two people coming together in unfortun...
  • Kelly Tyree
    May 30, 2019
    I cannot say enough good things about Where Dandelions Bloom. The book kept me totally engaged right up to the end. I loved the characters so much that I wanted them to find the happiness that they sought. Cassie Kendrick lives with an abusive father that has her future planned. He ...
  • Abby Breuklander
    Jun 10, 2019
    Love love and love this story!! Each and every one of us will find ourselves asking this question at some point in our lives, how in the world am I supposed to forgive someone who hurt me so badly? It just doesn't seem fair sometimes, especially when the person who wronged us refuses t...
  • Lori
    Aug 11, 2019
    I loved Tara Johnson's new novel. I got to go on many adventures in this book. Tara has done an amazing job of bringing these events to life. Wow!! The way she wrote made me feel like I was right in the middle of this story. She has brought the bloodiest battle to life and I could "se...
  • Kaitlyn Krispense
    Jul 18, 2019
    I'd just like to start off by saying that the writing style was amazing! I was pulled into the story right away, even though it wasn't fast-moving, and at first I was sure that this would end up a 5-star read. Well, it obviously went downhill. I loved the characters of both Cassi...
  • Donna Hines
    Aug 11, 2019
    Cassie is on the run from her abusive father and seeks comfort in serving others. She joins the union army under disguise as Thomas and runs into a photographer on the front lines named Gabe. What's interesting about all this is that Gabe can't stop thinking of Cassie... His feeling...
  • Heidi Chiavaroli
    Jul 08, 2019
    A thoroughly enjoyable read. Tara Johnson takes readers on an adventure, combining authentic Civil War scenes with turn-the-page romance. I found it particularly interesting that Cassie's story was based on a true-to-life woman who disguised herself as a soldier during the Civil War. A...
  • MJSH
    Jul 01, 2019
    ?We learn who we were to decide who we want to be.?? Such a heart-gripping novel! This is the first novel by Tara Johnson that I have read and I am totally hooked on her writing! The author uses a well-loved trope of a woman disguising herself as a man to enter the army during...
  • Nicole
    Jun 06, 2019
    Readers who enjoy historical fiction filled with inspiration, faith, and rich details will enjoy Where Dandelions Bloom by Tara Johnson. The author takes readers right to the battles of the Civil War as she tells the story of Cassie Kendrick, who enlists as male soldier Thomas Turner i...
  • Paty
    Jul 05, 2019
    Where Dandelions Bloom! O.M.G. What a beautiful, heartwrenching and inspiring story! This has become my favorite book about the Civil War. I love to read stories set during the war: WWI, WWII, Civil War of the States, etc. And I can say that this is one of the best I?ve read. I lov...