Where Dandelions Grow Book Release (Join in the Fun: Giveaways, Interviews, and Joy, Oh My!)


People! Today has finally arrived! At long last we can celebrate the debut of Where Dandelions Grow. Yep, that’s correct. My sweet little book is live on Amazon. How did it grow up so fast?

Check out Where Dandelions Grow on Amazon. 

I may or may not have already looked at the Amazon page multiple times, as well as snapping a screenshot for Where Dandelions Grow’s scrapbook. Okay, kidding folks – not about visiting the page so often or the picture, but I don’t really have a scrapbook for my precious little book.

As with any good birthday party, there’s a bunch of fun stuff taking place at Noveltea and around the web. If you’d like to join in the celebrations elsewhere on the internet, then I’ve got you covered with the links. But first, let’s start out with the gifts.

Click here to enter a $25 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway 

Or wait, were you thinking you wanted to bring me a gift? 😉 If so, that’s incredibly sweet of you, and pretty much the best gift ever would be for you to buy Where Dandelions Grow for only $0.99. Thank you for thinking about it. 🙂


Around the Internet 

If y’all would like to join in the fun, you should totally hop over to these blogs and check out what they’re posting today. (They might not have the specific posts up yet, so you might need to check back from time to time.)

Bella at Worth it All interviewed me and asked questions like “What has been your most embarrassing writing moment?”

Rosalyn at All of a Kind Mom also did an author interview and asked: “If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?”

There are also a couple of book reviews I have to share with you going up today:

Bekah at Bekah’s Books

Annie at Annie Louise Twitchell

Mukta at Born Free

and Kate at Once Upon an Ordinary

Throughout this blog tour I’ll also be having fun posting on my other social media sites, so you might enjoy checking them out: YoutubeFacebook, TwitterGoodreads, Instagram (I’m totally new here – as in I’ve posted a grand total of one picture), and Google+. 

Me working on those last minute details this morning:


And, one last thing before we go! Each day I’ll be posting a question a for y’all to answer in the comments. At the end of the blog tour I’ll randomly draw one of the comments and send that commenter a $5 Amazon giftcard. So, comment away and you’ll be placed in the drawing!


Thank you so much for helping me celebrate! This is going to be amazing, folks!

38 thoughts on “Where Dandelions Grow Book Release (Join in the Fun: Giveaways, Interviews, and Joy, Oh My!)

  1. CutePolarBear says:

    Well, I’m still not finished with “Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories” because I only needed to read the first part of it (the Billy Budd part) and I didn’t care to read the rest. I still have my bookmark in it, though, so I want to finish it someday! But that doesn’t really count, because I can’t tell you ‘how long’ because there’s not a ‘how long’ yet. I generally finish books within a few weeks, (usually within one) so if I take a long time, it’s because I took a break. I think I took a while reading a Kidsboro book.


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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Ah yes, I’ve done that before. This year I bought a book bundle – an ebook with five short books in it. I read the first four but never plan on reading the 5th, cause it’s not the kind of book I enjoy. I generally finish books within days or weeks, but sometimes I set them aside and don’t come back for years. #oops


  2. Mukta says:

    Congratulations on your publishing, woohoo! confetti Oh, longest reading time… that would have to be the Hobbit. Bought it a year or so back and still haven’t finished it?? 😛 That must be because I’m so distracted with books, I had some ten on my TBR this month, including WDG. 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, thank you! I’ve had fun celebrating – lots of special stuff. I’m excited to post about it tomorrow. The celebration will continue this whole week which is great!
      Wow, well, thank you so much for fitting WDG into that stack. I appreciate it!

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  3. Maddy says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on the book!!!!! throws confetti
    Probably like two to three months. It was a book that was SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND and I really wasn’t enjoying it, but I made it a goal to finish it! xD

    Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YAY! And thank you for confetti. 😉 Good job for finishing that book, even when you weren’t enjoying it. I know that feeling. A lot of the time if I dislike a book and don’t need to read it, then I just set it aside.


  4. Maddy says:

    It’s release day! Congratulations! 🎉
    Um… the longest it has taken me to read a book is probably a year. 😛 It wasn’t very interested so I stopped for awhile.
    I’m looking forward to seeing all of the posts and reviews this week!

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  5. Bethany says:

    Yay! It’s finally released! Squeals Congratulations! My pre-order arrived this morning and I started reading it straight away!:D
    Let me see…the longest it’s ever taken me to finish a long book would probably be around five-six months. David Copperfield was one of those, and so was Great Expectations and Mansfield Park 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YAY!!! I am SO happy to hear that! This is my first book that has been out for pre-order on Kindle, so it’s so special to know that it was delivered straight to people’s devices this morning. And that’s great that you started reading it already. 🙂
      Hmmm…. I think I spent a year or so reading A Tale of Two Cities. I think I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure I ever even finished it….


  6. thewayofdelight says:

    Congratulations, Lydia!! So happy to see another one of your books come out! It’s so exciting!
    Longest time it’s taken me to read a book? Well my family started reading The Hobbit in October 2015, and we dropped it and still haven’t finished it. Oops! And I started Heaven by Randy Alcorn early this year, and still have quite a big chunk to go due to reading it rather intermittently. 😀 It’s a very good book though, so I really ought to get back to it!
    ~ Hannah M.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, you’re sweet, thank you! I’m excited to see another one of my books come out, too. 😉
      I know what it’s like to take a while to read a book – especially as a family. We’ve done that a time or two…


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Nice! Thank you for the link. It was great getting to answer your questions and an honor to be interviewed on your blog.
      Good job with reading quickly!


  7. libbybrb says:

    Lydia! So exciting! This book is going to be available to order from the library right? It’s not just a Kindle version on amazon?

    Super happy for you! Congratulations! trumpets sound as confetti erupts

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    • libbybrb says:

      Yes, and the longest it’a taken me to ever finish a book is probably maybe two to three days. Even the hard ones. Tale of Two cities and Great Expectations took me the longest, like three days, reading all evening, but I’m still listening to the audio book of The Mysterious Island. Does that count?

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      • Lydia Howe says:

        Aww, thank you for asking! For now Where Dandelions Grow is just going to be an ebook, but who knows what will happen in the future? Again, thank you for your interest. 🙂

        Wow, good job with reading so quickly! That is amazing. 🙂 Way to go with that!


  8. Kristen says:

    The longest I’ve taken to read a book is… covers face in shame Probably two or three years! I used to have trouble with southern or British slang writing, so that really made me put books back away!! XD

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  9. Kate Willis says:

    WOOOOHOOOO!!!! 😀 😀 So happy for you! 😉 I think the longest I’ve ever taken to read a book that wasn’t a collection was six months. 😉 But it was a really good book that deserved to be savored, so I have no regrets.

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  10. Bekah says:

    Yay! The day has FINALLY arrived!! So happy for you, Lydia.

    Hmm…as to your question, the longest book I’ve read that’s taken me the longest to read is a book called “To the Golden Shore”. It’s the story of missionary Adoniram Judson and it’s over 500 pages. It took me a while to get through, for sure!


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      • Lydia Howe says:

        Yes! The release day has come! I’m celebrating it all week long, and it’s gonna be a great week. 🙂
        That is a LONG book! It would take me a while to get that, too! Although I really like nonfiction, it always seems to take longer for me than fiction.


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