Fiction. Young Adult. Falling in love creates an enchanted time, and when it's on the magical Sunshine Coast of British Columbia during the Second World War, it is never to be forgotten. The increased emotions of a country at war and the heartache as many of the young men join up to serve their country are always present. A special music becomes the background. It is the era of the big band, and Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra top the Hit Parade on the radio each week. For Meg, who is seventeen, it is a special time, but she is also living in an isolated village. She has only one other girl for company, and the highlight of the day is the daily arrival of the Union Steamship with the mail and supplies. A summer job at the local guest house introduces her to a number of boys with whom she strikes up a friendship. But it is Bruce, a young naval officer who has been badly burned in the Battle of the Atlantic, who most interests her.
Mary Razzell had her first novel, Snow Apples (House of Anansi Press, 1984), shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. Since then her many novels, short stories and poems have been published and broadcast internationally. Certified as a Childbirth Educator, she taught prenatal classes at Grace Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., until her retirement in the 90s. She makes her home in Vancouver.Author City: Vancouver, BC CAN