April 12, 2012

Comeback Love - review and tour

 Crazy Book Tours Blog Tour of

Comeback Love

author:  Peter Golden
publisher: Washington Square Press/Atria Books
source:  Simon and Schuster and Netgalley

one line summary:  A debut novel about a man and his romantic quest to find the woman he loved and lost years before.

Comeback Love is a sweet story, without being syrupy sweet.   The time frame alternates between 1968-69 and today, with a few years in between.

I especially enjoyed reading about the 1968 year ... this is the year the United States politcal and social made a huge shift.   That is the same year when the characters Glenna and Gordon meet each other, fall in love and move in together.   They come of age.  Eventually, though, Gordon leaves.

Decades later,  Gordon surprises Glenna in her office.  After dinner, she asks him why he came.  He evades answering,  this causes us to wonder too.  Why?  What happened in the years in between?

That was why I kept on reading ...  the ending was quite satisfying.

Author biography:  Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, biographer, and historian. The author of several works of nonfiction, including Quiet Diplomat, about U.S. diplomacy with Israel, Comeback Love is his first novel. He lives outside Albany, New York.

Other blogs in the Comeback Love tour are listed here.

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