Taking a Chance on Love

Taking a Chance on Love

By Mary Razzell


  • February 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-55380-455-0
  • ebook ISBN: 978-1-55380-456-7
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-55380-457-4
  • 5 1/4″ x 7 5/8″, Trade Paperback, 154 pages
  • Young Adult Novel, Ages 14 and Up

Falling in love creates an enchanted time, and when it’s on the magical Sunshine Coast of British Columbia during WWII, it is never to be forgotten. The increased emotions of a country at war are always present, as well as the heartache as the young men who joined up to serve their country return wounded—or not at all. For Meg, who is seventeen and beginning to go to dances and to meet interesting young men, the time appears filled with possibilities. She longs to enter the world of adults but with an education that will allow her a fulfilling life. At the same time, her mother and others tell her there is no need for girls to be educated. What she needs is a “safe” man. As Meg ventures further into the adult world of love and marriage she sees that it is filled with dark shadows. Can she take a chance on love while still pursuing her dreams?

“The story of teenage Meg’s search for love and a meaningful future reaches beyond boundaries of time. Heartfelt and touching.”
— Glen Huser, author of the Governor General’s Award-winner, Stitches

An engaging narrative that emanates a strong sense of place and of time . . . It is difficult not to presume that much of this convincing story is autobiographical.” 

— Cherie Thiessen, BCBookworld

“Razzell’s clear-eyed representation of a history that in many ways is still with us may help teen readers understand the battles of second-wave feminism and the social transformation that followed it. Taking a Chance on Love … should find fans in a school or classroom library.”

— Leslie Vermeer, Resource Links