Monday, July 2, 2012

Comeback Love

Like Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, first-time novelist Peter Golden knows how to write the kind of nostalgic fiction that men and women alike fall for. In Comeback Love, a universal story about lost love, he offers an evocative debut that begins in the tumultuous 1960s and ends in the feverish thrill of present-day New York City.

Over thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globetrotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they become caught up in the passions that drew them together before tearing them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon finally reveals the true reason for his return.

Comeback Love is a bracing journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

--Comeback Love
by Peter Golden
Copyright © 2012 by Peter Golden
Published by Washington Square Press

My Review

Replete with flashbacks to the late 60’s, a time of music, free love, and the start of an unpopular war, Gordon and Glenna relive the past, the reasons they came together and the reasons that tore them apart.  With Gordon’s son missing in Iraq, can Gordon finally lay some old demons to rest, and perhaps find out whether or not the feelings he’s carried all these years can rekindle an old flame. 

Peter Golden has penned a dramatic tale that shows the real way people lived in that time, the problems and questions they faced and the realization that even though they thought they knew everything, no one really had all the answers.   They also face the reality of today, when they are older and wiser…but still don’t have all the answers.

I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof from NetGalley.

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