Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Wishing on Dandelions by Mary DeMuth
This sequel to Watching the Tree Limbs delivers an emotionally satisfying continuation of Maranatha’s story.
Now a high school senior, life throws her a curve when Uncle Zane’s health takes a nose-dive and a nosey home health nurse worms her way into Maranatha’s big white house.
Maranatha is drawn to her best friend, Charlie, the son of her house maid, Zady. Even though good-hearted Charlie loves her, she frustrates him with the way she constantly pulls away. They nearly get swept up by a tornado, and prejudice from her neighbors—some that she wouldn’t have expected—rears its ugly head. A lot of changes are on the way for Maranatha, and her fear of men will get worse before it gets better, as the prophetic words of Mama Frankie come true.
If you enjoyed Watching the Tree Limbs, you’ll like the sequel even more. The ending is hopeful and sweet. I highly recommend it.