Book Review: Comeback Love by Peter Golden

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description 
What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away? 

More than 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 behind Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Though she’s 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 rediscover the passion that once drew them together — before it tore them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return. . . .

Comeback Love is an evocative journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s, and who never truly let each other go. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

My Thoughts 
Comeback Love is a grown up love story about second chances and trying to correct the mistakes of the past. Gordon and Glenna, madly in love once, meet again over 35 years later. The novel is emotionally captivating, a well-written and engaging narrative about two people set against the backdrop of their times. Mr. Golden's greatest skill lies in recreating the spirit and atmosphere of the 60s and how momentous events affect people's lives. Such events tear apart Gordon and Glenna in their youth - and may be the reason for their reunion.

Comeback Love is an excellent read, a novel of intelligence and passion. It's new today from Washington Square Press. You can enter for a chance to win one of three copies here.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.

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