A Holland Kiss

Rated 4.88/5 based on 16 reviews
Dutch and Tulip are in love and famous because of it. Yet they've never even kissed. As the world's largest Dutch kissing couple, Dutch and Tulip are the larger-than-life version of the cute little statues you see in people's yards. But when a storm damages Dutch, Lily Mein knows she must save them and her dream of marrying beneath the 57-foot couple. More
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Words: 69,370
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465790453
About Dawn Michelle

If you enjoyed Dutch and Tulip let them know by visiting their Facebook page or drop them a line at dutchandtulip@live.com
Tulip loves making friends and Dutch...Well, Dutch just wants a kiss.
There are more adventures on the way for Dutch and Tulip. Look for their next story,
A HOLLAND FURST coming Fall 2012

Love and much kissing,

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Review by: Nicholas Bridgman on July 31, 2017 :
This is a charming story about Lily, a resident of small town Holland, Indiana, and her quest to save Holland’s huge landmark Dutch and Tulip statues from being sold. I especially like how each chapter begins with an imagining of what the pair of statues might be saying to one another, about events unfolding in the plot, as well as about Dutch’s hungering for a kiss and Tulip’s wanting her flowers. The plot follows the statues’ imminent sale, which would deprive Holland of its most famous landmark, underneath which many couples have kissed and married. Lily feels passionate about keeping the statues in Holland, but a council member has another idea. The story follows Lily’s work gaining the public’s support and raising money for the statues’ restoration, as well as her being targeted by nefarious forces who have other plans for the statues. Meanwhile, a love story also unfolds between Lily and her lifelong crush, Jay, who she is madly in love with. Overall, this was a pleasant read, I found myself wanting to return to the small town world of Dutch and Tulip to continue the story.
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Review by: AvidRomanceReader on June 28, 2017 :
This is a charming tale-I like the cover too!
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Review by: Delete Delete on June 28, 2017 :
Enjoyed reading this book!
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Review by: Tamara Wilkins on May 13, 2017 :
I really enjoyed this, something different.
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Review by: LauraJ123 on April 07, 2017 :
Always nice to see free books that are written well!
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Review by: Charlie Murdock on Aug. 08, 2015 :
Stars speaks louder than words.
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Review by: Brandy Doody on Jan. 19, 2015 :
One of the best writing styles that I saw in a long time - keep them coming Dawn I can't wait to read your next book!
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Review by: adanma ude on Nov. 09, 2014 :
For a very long time I've been bypassing this book. I'm not sure what I expected but definitely not this. Lily was a very funny character and most times I couldn't help laughing cos of the kind of thoughts that go through her mind. Ruth was another funny charcter, she might be old but she certainly loved having fun. Overall, it was a great book with wonderful characters, by the way, I actually loved Jay and Jonas and right now I'm craving A Holland Furst. Great job Dawn.
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Review by: Ana Shea Ann on Oct. 14, 2014 :
When I saw that it was about statues I ignored it for the last two years. But I finally gave in and read and it is the best modern fictional writing style I have seen in a long time - you become so consumed with the characters- not just one narrating. There were points when I wanted her to be with Jay then points when I thought maybe Jonas and points when I wanted her with neither. The book actually had be so emotionally conflicted and interested in these characters. I'm looking forward to the overdue Holland Furst. I want to know about every other character in the book and their own stories.
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Review by: Madeleine R on April 19, 2014 :
I love your writing style. The story was sweet for both Lily and Dutch and Tulip and I ended up with a goofy grin for ages after finishing it. This is also one of the few books that have actually made me laugh out loud due to Lily's descriptions and thought processes! Altogether, a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Review by: Andrea Heeke on July 03, 2012 : (no rating)
Finished the book tonight! Loved it! What a cute love story... with a happy ending!
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Review by: Dee A Mony on June 20, 2012 :
What a sweet love story. Absolutely enjoyable read.
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Review by: Jutzie on April 09, 2012 :
A Holland Kiss by Dawn Michelle
Lily Mein, pronounced Mine, has been in love with Jay Heimershmitt for as long as she can remember. She is good friends with his cousin Jonas...who is just as good looking as Jay but just don't pull her heartstrings the same way. Her dream is to marry Jay underneath Dutch and Tulip...the 57' high mascots of Holland, whoever has married under them in the past seems to have had their marriages blessed by the couple. When suddenly she sees her dream being snatched away it sends Lily into high speed action. The town is considering selling the couple because of the upkeep cost.

We follow Lily on her journey to save Dutch & Tulip, the cute little kissing dutch couple. Only when they were first set up 50 years ago a miscalculation has kept them a few inches away from kissing. As Lily wins the battle to keep them she must than raise the money to restore them, find a way for Jay to love her instead of the gal he is now dating, put up with the town watching her every move because she is a second grade teacher, laugh at her eighty some year old neighbor Ruth and her antics and on top of everything else...someone in the safe town of Holland is now vandalizing Lily's home, car and threatening to destroy her beloved statues.

You can't help but feel for Dutch and Tulip. Every day for 50 years Dutch has asked Tulip for a kiss and she replies by telling him he must give her the flowers first.

Being from a Dutch background and growing up seeing windmills and “Dutch & Tulip” in the yards, I could relate to this story. I really enjoyed it. Dawn wrote it in such a way that my heart went out for the couple when Dutch couldn't wipe Tulip's tears or hold her. She also keeps you on your toes trying to figure out if Jay or Jonas have feelings for Lily or not. I hear there may be a sequel coming as well and look forward to that. I never heard of Holland, Indiana but it really is a town in the Southern tip of Indiana. In this book, unsure about real life, it's a German community not the Dutch community that is in Holland, Michigan. This story is told from Lily's, Dutch's and Tulip's points of view.
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Review by: Kim Kinneally on March 23, 2012 :
Great easy read book.
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Review by: Kim Kinneally on March 23, 2012 : (no rating)
Great lighted read, really enjoyed it.
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Review by: livyrdreem11 on Dec. 04, 2011 :
Sweet! If you like some light-reading, this is a MUST.
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Review by: Mandi on Nov. 29, 2011 :
Loved it!! Such a great mix, it's a cute romantic comedy with a little fairy tale tossed it. Would definitely recommend.
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Review by: Gareth Parker on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Five stars :-) enjoyed this, read it in bed this morning :-)
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