The Dandelion by Michelle Leighton


At thirty-five, Abigail Simmons has mastered only one thing—running. When tragedy strikes, she runs. This time her urge to flee brings Abi back to her hometown, where she hopes she can find the peace she’s always searched for. That hope is dashed when Abi’s ex, Sam Forrester, bumps his way back into her life.

Sam has flourished in ways Abi hasn’t. From the outside, he has it all—a successful medical practice, a beautiful daughter, and a charming wife.

Who is dying.

Sara Forrester is dying and her final wish is for Sam to find love again so she can meet the woman who will finish raising her daughter and grow old with her husband. Abi seems like the perfect fit, but what Sara doesn’t know is that Abi has a secret, a secret no one could guess.

And it’s a deal breaker


K3’s $0.02


I seriously don’t even know how to put my words together for this review to do it the justice it deserves.

First off all GRAB SOME TISSUES- you have been warned.

This story touched my heart. I think it is because I can relate to losing someone I love. I can relate to the helplessness of watching someone you love dying and not being able to do a damn thing about it.

Abigail, fucking I tip my hat off to you because there is no way I could have done what she did. No matter how much of a nurturer I am, I just couldn’t. Her story just broke my heart. OMG, did it get to me.

Then you have Sam. He is the all American guy. He is living the American dream, has an amazing family and then BAM! It is obliterated.

Destiney, fate, whatever you call it but man, can it be a bitch. Sometime the path that life takes us can be painful, awful and just downright brutal. Life also does things for reasons we will never know or understand to place us where we need to be.

This is a story about love, loss and second chances.


I have been a fan of Michelle’s for several years now and she is an author who never disappoints. This story just has me in awe and is one that will be with me for a long time to come.

Tragic and beautiful at the same time.