Saturday, August 4, 2012

Comeback Love by Peter Golden

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.

    Comeback Love

  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Original edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Image of Peter GoldenAbout 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.

Golden's novel, Comeback Love, will be published the first week of November 2010.

For more on Peter Golden visit

My Thoughts:
         I think we all have someone in our past that makes us think “what if”. How poignant a love story Peter Goldman has weaved. The author did a superb job moving seamlessly from past and present. I have also found that I enjoy reading romance written from a man’s perspective. I am enamored with their thought process.

         For someone who didn’t live in the ‘60s, they will enjoy the nostalgia of the story line. The book also contains a little of everything; from dating to love, cheating and break-ups, and the pain associated with each.

         This is a great read and one that I am sure most people will find entertaining.

Peter Golden has graciously donated a copy of the book for a giveaway.
To be eligible, please leave a comment with your email address for contact purposes. 
The giveaway is open until August 25, 2012 and then we'll pull a winner.
If you would like a second entry, follow the link to Amazon and vote yes on my review. 

Comeback Love is available in paperback:

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  1. If only? what if I'd done things differently?I've been tripping over these words for ever? a second chance is a dream. sounds like the book is a read for me be well

  2. I am very interested in this book. I think you are right that we all have a "what if" person or time in our lives. This story sounds fabulous and I love that it is from a male's point of view. I am not sure if I missed the giveaway. If not, I would love to be entered. If I missed it- no problem- I am adding this to my list. Thanks for sharing.
    haightjess at gmail dot com


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