Coming of age in the 60’s? Who knew?
Sir James Matthew Barrie once wrote “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” Memories inspire our hero to retell the story of his first love in a way that is unforgettable.
If you enjoy a story about that first blush of love that is sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt pick up a copy of Dandelion Man – the four loves.
'Dandelion Man' is well worth considering for general fiction collections. Mary Cowper Midwest Book Review
“. . . the story is both powerful and interesting.” Karen Kelly Boyce CatholicFiction.Net
W. M. J. Kreucher was born and raised on the west side of Detroit.
He has ghost written for Congressmen and Senators and has authored parts of legislation and regulation.
Now he is entering the next phase of his life as a fiction writer. I know what you are thinking: writing for politicians is fiction. At least now he is calling it what it is.
“While Drifting” is a collection of the first four novels written by W. M. J. Kreucher. The stories are presented chronologically in the order in which they were written. There are elements of romance, coming-of-age, and a December-December love story included in the collection.
The first three stories could be classified as the “McMichael Trilogy” with the lovable Diane McMichael as the protagonist.
“Dandelion Man – the four loves”, the first story, was called “enticing with a dedication to a very different era … well worth considering for general fiction collections" by Mary Cowper from the Midwest Book Review. The Catholic Fiction website called the story “both powerful and interesting”.
There is a bit of political intrigue, a good conspiracy theory in “Pharmaceutical”, the second story in the collection, according to Karen Kelly Boyce 2012 Recipient of the Eric Hoffer Gold Award in Fiction. Boyce went on to say about the author “…we may have a Catholic ‘Robin Cook’”.
“Heaven Sent” and “The Inn at Heron’s Bay” round out the collection with a story set in Northern Michigan and a novella set in coastal North Carolina in a small town with the delightfully descriptive name of Topsail.
Dandelion Man - the four loves
How could I have forgotten you–the touch of your hand–that infectious laugh–that heavenly perfume–memories once indelibly imprinted now melted?