False Love, True Love
Author: Gladys Krueger
Publisher: Word Alive Press
List Price: $20.32
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (Rating System)
Reviewed by Bonnie Way
Jill is excited about starting her first year as a teacher in a small town just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She quickly gets to know her neighbours and her students, but one student—shy, quiet Melissa—attracts Jill’s attention. Her boyfriend, Dan, who is always ready to take her to Saskatoon for dinner, warns her not to worry about Melissa, but the girl draws at Jill’s heart. Will Jill’s interest in Melissa be the breaking point in her relationship with Dan, or will she find a way to help her young student?
False Love, True Love is Gladys’ Krueger’s first novel. Her characters are realistic and likeable. I enjoyed experiencing life in 1955 as Jill goes roller skating with her boyfriend and teaches multiple grades in the same schoolroom. I wondered how Jill and Dan met and thought the central conflict in the story could have been developed a bit more, but overall, Krueger tells an engaging, easy-to-read story.
Krueger makes her home in Didsbury, Alberta. She has worked as a teacher, speaker and writer and has volunteered in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Bonnie Way is a stay-at-home mom who lives in B.C. with her husband and two daughters (ages 4 and 2). She enjoys reviewing historical fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, biography/autobiography, and books for moms and wives (relationship books or self-help books). Bonnie blogs at http://www.thekoalabearwriter.com