Synopsis: 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 Review: Ah, what a beautiful love story. I really enjoy it when I come across a great love story and that is just Comeback Love is....a great love story. I like how the story unfolds by alternating between earlier days (1960's) when the characters first fell in love and thirty-five years later to "present time." I swear I should have grown up in the 60's, I love that era. For me, it was just another reason to love the book, but definitely not the only one. I also enjoyed the parallels that were woven thought out the book as we were taken back to the past and brought back to the present.
I really like Glenna (even if I didn't like her name for some reason). I liked what she stood for and her beliefs. Gordon...how can you not fall in love with him? You just need to read Comeback Love to learn why Gordon sought Glenna out after thirty-five years. You won't be disappointed.
Comeback Love is a book that pulls you in and you can't stop reading it. I have said it before, I am not a fast reader, and yet I finished Comeback Love in 5 days....it;s just that good!
Meet the Author: Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist and the author of six full-length works of non-fiction and fiction. Some of Peter Golden's work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press Magazine, Albany Times Union, New Jersey Monthly, Microsoft's eDirections, Beyond Computing, Electronic Business, Midstream, The Forward, and Capital Region Magazine. Golden's Quiet Diplomat, a biography of industrialist and political-insider Max M. Fisher made the Detroit Free Press bestseller list. Among those he interviewed were Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush; Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig, and Shultz; and Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Peres, and Rabin.
With J. Stanley Shaw, Golden wrote, I Rest My Case: My Long Journey from the Castle on the Hill to Home, a memoir that chronicles Shaw's life from his childhood years under the supervision of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum in the 1930s to his career as one of the preeminent bankruptcy attorneys in the United States.
Golden's O Powerful Western Star, a history of the Cold War, will be published in the fall of 2011. For that book, Golden re-interviewed Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, and other world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev.
Connect with Peter Golden on his website.
Buy it: You can purchase Comeback Love online at amazon for $15.00 ($10.20 prime members or $9.99 kindle version).
Other tidbits: Here is a look at the original cover. I have to say, I LOVE the current cover! Which cover do you prefer?