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Posted June 25, 2012
"Dandyflowers," is a unique title indeed. I wondered about the title before I listened to the audio version of the book. I now know that it is a perfect title for this story. Jordan T. Maxwell paints a wonderful picture with his words. The narrator did a great job of changing her voice to fit the different characters.I found myself cleaning the house more & working out longer just so I could hear more of the story. I was drawn to the characters, Jerry & Laura, from the beginning. This young love story is full of twists and turns that kept me guessing. I loved the history of the 1960's he placed throughout the book. I was surprised at the emotions this story brought out in me. I think this love story would be perfect for a tv movie or even the big screen. I look forward to reading his 2nd book, "Dandyflowers: Laura's Diarie."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2011
Dandyflowers is a delightful story told by a father to his daughter about his very first love, something he has never talked about before. The story begins at the age of fifteen in high school and tells of Jerry and Laura's meeting, the many antics in their teenage life, and how they fell in love. It's a story of innocence, humor, romance, family values, and their courtship and marriage.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed at the jokes they played on one another. I sighed at the romance. I smiled at the beautiful and modest description of their wedding night. I giggled as they bantered with one another. and I wept.
Jordan Maxwell did a wonderful job with this story. But my advice to all readers is to make sure you have a handkerchief handy toward the ending of the book. You may need it!
Written by Linda Weaver Clarke, author of historical "sweet" romances.
Posted October 4, 2010
Jordan T. Maxwell has a way with words, that's for sure! Dandyflowers made me laugh, cry, broke my heart in a thousand pieces and by the end had managed to rebuild it completely. If you think you can manage to get through the last few chapters without the waterfall of tears ruining your pages, then I definitely recommend Mr. Maxwell's book. Dandyflowers is one of those stories that you will not soon forget and I can't wait to read the second installment - Laura's Diaries.
~Faith H. Tydings
Author of A Little Yellow Star
Posted October 27, 2008
Erin had a happy childhood growing up with two loving parents. The announcement of her engagement to Jack results in some shocking surprises from her father. Much to her embarrassment, Erin's father, Jerry, insists she spend some time with him so he can give her what he calls his "love talk." The talk begins with a trip to the attic of the family home to retrieve a stack of his old journals and other mysterious treasures. <BR/><BR/>Jerry surprises his daughter with information about his previous marriage to his high school sweetheart. Erin never dreamed her father had been married before. By sharing his carefully kept journals, he reveals the details of a tender, loving relationship that began his freshman year in high school. <BR/><BR/>He met Laura the first day of school when she accidentally smacked him in the face with her locker door, and it seems it was love at first sight. The detailed journal entries tell Jerry's story of love. From the first date, to the first kiss, to the first prom, and finally marriage and a set of beautiful twins, Erin hears about a love that was pure and true. <BR/><BR/>DANDYFLOWERS paints a beautiful, honest picture of the tender development of young love. Author Jordan T. Maxwell takes readers into the intimate corners of the relationship between Jerry and Laura, at moments heartwarming and funny, and at times heartbreaking and emotional. Fascinated by the intense descriptions, there were times when I laughed and others when I wiped away tears. <BR/><BR/>I highly recommend this book to anyone involved with teen girls who may be dreaming of future romance. They would be lucky to have even half the experiences portrayed in DANDYFLOWERS.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.