“A story beautifully told, with richly drawn characters that will...make you want to laugh and cry”* from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours.
All her life, Epiphany Salerno has been tossed like a dandelion seed on the wind. Now, at sixteen, she must move to the low-rent side of Blue Sky Hill and work where she's not wanted: in an upscale home on The Hill.
J. Norman Alvord's daughter has hired a teenager to stay with him in the afternoons. Widowed and suffering from heart trouble, Norman wants to be left alone. But in Epie's presence, Norman discovers a mystery. Deep in his mind lie memories of another house, another life, and a woman who saved him.
As summer comes to Blue Sky Hill, two residents from different worlds will journey through a turbulent past, and find that with an unexpected road trip through sleepy Southern towns comes life-changing friendship...and clues to a family secret hidden for a lifetime.
Winner of the 2012 Carol Award for Women's Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers
About the Author
Lisa Wingate is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. She is known for combining elements of Southern storytelling, mystery, and history to create novels hailed by Publishers Weekly as “Masterful.” Her novel, Before We Were Yours, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over five months and has been translated into thirty-five languages. While her work has received many awards, she most treasures the National Civics Award, awarded by the kindness watchdog organization Americans for More Civility, to recognize public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. She believes that stories can change the world.
Praise for Dandelion Summer
“A rare gem of a book....It's a story beautifully told, with richly drawn characters that will squeeze your heart and make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Like dandelion seeds, J. Norm and Epie will take root in your heart and stay with you long after you've closed the last page.”—*New York Times bestselling author Karen White
“A gripping and beautifully told story that crosses generations and reminds us it is love that changes our world. With both startling insight and humor, Lisa Wingate tells a story that takes the reader to the moon and back to the human heart. Dandelion Summer has a compassionate and lyrical heartbeat you won't want to miss.”—New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry
“An old man's haunting memories and a young girl's dreams merge in Lisa Wingate's absolutely unforgettable story of hope and reconciliation.”—New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods
“Humor, family drama and an unlikely friendship meld together to make Wingate’s latest novel shine. The author’s real strength is in her character development, giving each character a unique and likable personality—even when it’s a prickly one on the surface.”—RT Book Reviews
“Wingate roots her tender tale in hope, redemption, and family by following two engaging characters in her latest entry to the Texas-based Blue Sky Hill series.”—Publishers Weekly
More Praise for Lisa Wingate
“Wingate’s novels, like those of Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans and others, takes a middle ground between Christian and mainstream fiction—uplifting, clean and inspiration but not overtly religious.”—Bryan-College Station Eagle
“A remarkably talented and innovative writer, with a real feel for human emotions.”—Linda Lael Miller