Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review: Secret Love

For this review, I chose Secret Love by Christine Warner.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:

Saranac, Michigan
March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

I loved this book.  Ir was so sweet.  Lizzie told Wayne that she loved him when she was 13, but it did not go like she thought it would.  It took courage to do what she did.  To have her brother's friend there every day isn't a great way to get over a crush.

It was great to see the lives in the 50s.  I was not around back there.  I could see everything that Ms Warner described.  It was a different time.  I liked that it seemed like it had a slower pace than it does now. 

Lizzie went off to college to become a home ec teacher.  There she was in the school where Wayne was the principal.  Lizzie tried to ignore what she was feelings about Wayne.  Wayne was seeing Lizzie in a new light.  She was all grown up.  My favorite part was the What If.  I won't get into it so I do not spoil anything for you, but it is good!!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Review coming next: The Three Week Arrangement by Sarah Ballance

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

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