Secret Love (The Sweet Fifties, #1)

Secret Love (The Sweet Fifties, #1) Saranac, MichiganMarch 1955Lizzie 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 Whit 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 First of all, I had no idea until the end that I had read and reviewed a contemporary romance book by this author This is so different from her other books that I truly did not see the similarity The brevity of this book does not detract from the beauty, fun, and delicious romance embedded in its pages This was the absolute perfect time period I often believe that I have been placed in the wrong t
Thirteen year old Lizzie Tarleton had a serious crush her older brother s best friend, Wayne and he was all alone in the living room and she took a chance to tell him how she felt, but he was almost eighteen and flew out the front door with her brother as she held back her tears Now, ten years later she was back home teaching home economics at Saranac High School where Wayne was the principle..Wayne Whit had something of his life as his dad came home from the war in a coffin, it was t Thirteen year old Lizzie Tarleton had a serious crush her older brother s best friend, Wayne and he was all alone in the living room and she took a chance to tell him how she felt, but he was almost eighteen and flew out the front door with her brother as she held back her tears Now, ten years later she was back home teaching home economics at Saranac High School where Wayne was the principle..Wayne Whit had something of his life as his dad came home from the war in a coffin, it was t his fault that he lived on the wrong side of the tracks, but the Tarleton s had made him an unofficial member of their family and he worked hard to save to go
Please note I received an Advanced Reader s Copy of Christine Warner s Secret Love for review and promotional purposes Christine Warner s sweet romantic novella immediately landed me in the mid 1940s and 50s This highly nostalgic short story did not lack for character development Perhaps the story moved along a tad quickly, but in all fairness to the author, Ms Warner provided enough backstory to seamlessly cut into the novella s present The prose is concise and the text well edited Detai Please note I received an Advanced Reader s Copy of Christine Warner s Secret Love for review and promotional purposes Christine Warner s sweet romantic novella immediately landed me in the mid 1940s and 50s This highly nostalgic short story did not lack for character development Perhaps the story moved along a tad quickly, but in all fairness to the author, Ms Warner provided enough backstory to seamlessly cut into the novella s present The prose is concise and the text well edited Detail is appropriate to the period Like the songs of old Ms Warner mentions throughout the story, nostalgia flows effortlessly via lively descriptions and dialogue, readily giving present day life to a ti
If you ve ever had a teenage crush and had the moxie to tell the boy how you felt, this novel is for you Mrs Warner reminds us that Cupid has a way of turning unrequited love into the real thing the second time around.Growing up, thirteen year old Lizzie Tarleton had a crush on Wayne Whit, her brother s best friend Fast forward ten years later and now he s the principal at Saranac High School where she teaches and both of them are dealing with feelings they ve never acted on.This novel is If you ve ever had a teenage crush and had the moxie to tell the boy how you felt, this novel is for you Mrs Warner reminds us that Cupid has a way of turning unrequited love into the real thing the second time around.Growing up, thirteen year old Lizzie Tarleton had a crush on Wayne Whit, her brother s best frien
The title says it all It s about a secret love.An arc was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.This was a short, good and happy read for me.The book s plot was set in an interesting time frame It started in 1955, so the story was set at a colorful time in the past It gives us a glimpse of the older ways It s a bit corny in some places, considering that I am a reader from the 21st century and all that, but it s still cute It s kind of predictable when it comes to the romance pa The title says it all It s about a secret love.An arc was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.This was a shor
The title says it all It s about a secret love.An arc was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.This was a short, good and happy read for me.The book s plot was set in an interesting time frame It started in 1955, so the story was set at a colorful time in the past It gives us a glimpse of the older ways It s a bit corny in some places, considering that I am a reader from the 21st century and all that, but it s still cute It s kind of predictable when it comes to the romance pa The title says it all It s about a secret love.An arc was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.This was a short, good and happy read for me.The book s plot was set in an interesting time frame It started in 1955, so the story was set at a colorful time in the past It gives us a glimpse of the olde
To read this review in it s entirety, please visit kristenbrockmeyer.blogspot.com.In the spirit of novellas and the abbreviated slices of fiction they offer, I ll try to rein in my enthusiasm about this book enough to keep this review relatively brief Here are five things I adored about Secret Love 1 The cover Visually appealing as heck, with a strong vintage vibe Feel free to judge this book by it.2 The vintage factor It s no secret that I m a lover of all things vintage, so when I saw 1 To read this review in it s entirety, please visit kristenbrockmeyer.blogspot.com.In the spirit of novellas and the abbreviated slices of fiction they offer, I ll try to rein in my enthusiasm about this book enough to keep this review relatively brief Here are five things I adored about Secret Love 1 The cover Visually appealing as heck, with a strong vintage vibe Feel free to judge this book by it.2 The vintage factor It s no secret that I m a lover of all things vintage, so when I saw 1955 in the description, I was instantly intrigued I love historical romance, but I rarely see anything set newer than the Victorian era 3 The writing.Clean, polished and error free, and very well ed
Secret LoveChristine WarnerA sweet story of the crush of a 13 year old girl for her brother s best friend Lizzie has had a crush on Wayne and now he is her boos at Saranac High School as the principal She loves her job as a teacher, but her parents are talking about her settling down, getting married and having kids Wayne can t believe how much Lizzie has changed since the braids and overalls, but she is a beauty and a piece of forbidden fruit, his best friend s little sister Will these two Secret LoveChristine WarnerA sweet story of the crush of a 13 year old girl for her brother s best friend Lizzie has had a crush on Wayne and now he is her boos at Saranac High School as the principal She loves her job as a teacher, but her parents are talking about her settling down, getting mar
I devour everything Christine Warner writes Love her witty characters and great writing She s another author that I just want to badger every day for a new book so I can get my fix My wish came true when she came out with Secret Love This is a little different for the author It s set in the 1950 s, but her characters are still fresh, engaging and likable I loved the first chapter where we get a glimpse of Lizzie and Wayne as kids, and how she wanted to tell him how she felt Fast forward t I devour everything Christine Warner writes Love her witty characters and great writing She s another author that I just want to badger every day for a new book so I can get my fix My wish came true when she came out with Secret Love This is a little different for the author It s set in the 1950 s, but her characters are still fresh, engaging and likable I loved the first chapter where we get a
This was a cute story I ve read this author s work before and like her writing style The setting for this short story novella is from back in the 1950s and I think the author did a good job staying true to that time period The heroine, Lizzie, was fun and a little flighty but in a cute way The hero, Wayne, was charming and a perfect gentleman This story was a little different than what I usually read, but I liked it.Lizzie and Wayne s claim of love for each other was a little quick IMO This was a cute story I ve read this author s work before and like her writing style The setting for this short story novella is from back in the 1950s and I think the author did a good job stayi