Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dance of the Dandelion by Dina L. Sleiman

Love's Quest leads her the world over. 

Dandelion Dering was born a peasant in the English village of Arun, but her soul yearned for another life, another world. One filled with color and music, with adventure and passion...with more. Haunted by childhood memories, Dandelion determines to find a better existence than the life every peasant in the village contents themselves with. Even if her sweetheart William's predictions prove true, and her journey leads straight to heartache.

From her sleepy hamlet to the intrigue of castle life, from the heart of London to the adventurous seas, Dandelion flees from the mistakes of her past, always seeking that something, that someone who will satisfy her longings.

Will Dandelion ever find the rhythm to her life's dance...or did she leave her chance for true love at home in Arun Village?


This book is not your typical romance. It is not always clear that "the" happy ending is on the horizon. In fact, you wonder all through the book what her happy ending will be. The characters are very vibrant and alive. I could not put the book down once I picked it up. I had to find out what the next choices were and how they affected her life. It is so true to real life and how sometimes we think the choices we are making are the right ones and exactly what we want and it turns out not to be so.

As I walked through this book with Dandelion I couldn't help but understand how she felt through each new adventurous turn her life took. I felt her sorrow, disappointment, excitement and joy. This is a book you should have plenty of time to sit down and get lost in. It keeps you wondering where her choices will take her all the way to the last page of the book. It is hard to believe this is a first novel for Dina. I look forward to many more!


Want More: 

Dancing After the Wind: coming early 2012

Book Trailer


  1. nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...

  2. I hope you are able to read the book or already have. Let me know when you do and what you think!