What does a child do when life hurts?
She dreams up a hero.
— "A childhood trial of survival."
— "Realism and fantasy beautifully intertwined."
Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher is a suspenseful, human-interest account detailing the harsh reality endured by young Anna. It tenderly acquaints the reader with a lonely young girl and shares her courage facing adversity. Many of Annabelle's experiences were taken from the lives of actual people.
Have you ever felt as if your dreams
were more memorable, more alive,
than what you knew to be reality?
Have your dreams ever seemed so tangible
as to make you question upon waking
if you’d truly only dreamt them?
Have they at times been addictive enough
to consume your waking hours,
blurring actuality and pretend together
until your wishes and passions
stare back at you with open eyes?
If only dreams could be reality,
that beautiful garden of sweet-smelling roses we all long for.
But reality for me is no such bed of roses.
It is nothing but a field of unwanted dandelions.
— From the thoughts ofAnnabelle Fancher
Copyright 2012 Richelle E. Goodrich