Rating: 3 stars
In the 1960s, during a time of great political upheaval of the Vietnam War and the Women’s Movement, Glenna and Gordon came of age, fell in love, and embarked on a love affair so intense, it threatened to consume them both.
Trying to salvage what was left of herself, Glenna tearfully ended things and, soon after, Gordon was drafted.
Now, three decades later, Gordon has lived a full life, traveling the world as a consultant and raising a son. However, he has never gotten over losing Glenna all those years ago, and decides to make one last attempt to reunite with the only woman he has ever loved.
Peter Golden has turned back time. Through richness of prose, Golden brings back the ghost of an era, making it feel corporal and contemporary. Though timely topics of the 1960s and 70s are discussed, the main theme is something everyone can relate to: true love.
Told in alternating sequence of past and present, Comeback Love is a bittersweet, poignant story of passionate first love and heartbreaking loss. A testament that time may heal all wounds, but true love never dies.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press; Original edition (April 3, 2012)