Item description for Dandyflowers by Jordan T. Maxwell...
A dusty attic, an old chest, a daughter's engagement and a father's long held secret. Welcome to Dandyflowers, Jordan T. Maxwell's debut novel. Dandyflowers will take you on a gripping and whimsical trip from the present to the past and back again. Mr. Maxwell masterfully weaves the story of Jerry Collins and Laura Butler who find each other in a small, rural Missouri town during the turbulent 1960's. You will experience the full spectrum of emotion as Jerry and Laura live and learn and love and grow, but most of all as they love. Together.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.86" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2007
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598865161 ISBN13 9781598865165
Availability 0 units.
More About Jordan T. Maxwell
Jordan T. Maxwell, a paramedic by trade, lives in north central Missouri where he grew up and where Dandyflowers is set. He is the father of a beautiful, inquisitive eight-year-old daughter who he lovingly calls "Goose." His six-year-old son, known affectionally as "Monkey Man," is a handsome, intelligent little guy who holds the distinction of being the only baby his dad has ever delivered in his twenty-plus years in Emergency Medical Services.
Jordan T. Maxwell currently resides in Odessa, in the state of Missouri.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dandyflowers?
Courtesy of Teens Read Too Aug 6, 2007
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Amazing. Aug 1, 2007
"Love [him] with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your passion all the time. When he comes home treat him like you haven't seen him in a month. Love him! Don't waste any time fighting or arguing. Love him! Even when he seems unlovable, especially when he seems unlovable, love him!...Love with all you have."
Take a journey with two ordinary people as they live and love an extraordinary love.
Jordan T. Maxwell tells a story of an unknown, amazing life, and a love that will captivate the reader and keep them holding on until the very last word on the very last page.
Imagine what it would be like to find a treasure in an attic as a child, and then to one day rediscover that treasure through the eyes of its beholder to learn that it's something so much more than you could've ever imagined.
Dandyflowers is story of a father who's kept a journal regularly since he was in high school. Over a weekend he shares his secrets with his soon to be wed daughter, wanting to give her his advice about love, and from beginning to heart gripping end, the reader is privy to a wondrous life, filled with a rare love that is more easily dreamt of than obtained.
I read this book in one day and found myself unable to put it down. I laughed, loved, lived, and cried right along with the characters, and was sad to see the story end. I've read many books, but rarely has one moved me the way Dandyflowers did. It's a thought provoking look at love that makes you stop and think about what is truly most important in life.
Dandyflowers is a tale of love that is paradigm of what love should be: unconditional and never ending.
I highly recommend this book, and anxiously await its sequel.
I laughed and cried. What a great book! Feb 10, 2007
The author had me from the very beginning sentence. The sweet love between the two main characters was what love should be in our lives. The twists and turns keep the reader guessing. I will suggest this book to my friends and family. I can't wait for his next book!