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Posted April 29, 2012
Gordon was immediately drawn to Glenna when they met. Drawn in b
Gordon was immediately drawn to Glenna when they met. Drawn in by her passion, Gordon had a tumultuous and emotional relationship with Glenna. Things gradually begin to go wrong though, and soon something that seemed very right is very wrong. Thirty-plus years after a horrible end, Gordon is once again seeking Glenna. As the grasp to figure out what went wrong in the past, they also work together to figure out their futures. Can you relive the past?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found this story very interesting. The book begins in the present, and cuts between the past and present to tell the story of Gordon and Glenna. What happened to them is very relevant to what is happening to them now. They were a pair of passionate people who found support with each other. This attachment and support though is one of the things that helped drive them apart. I really found myself drawn to these characters even though I didn't really relate to them. I didn't really understand why they were doing what they were doing at times, but I couldn't help but like them. They sucked me into their relationship much the same way they drew each other in.
The parallels between what was going on in the past and what is going on now was somewhat astonishing. I really admired Glenna's work in the past and present, but sometimes I found Glenna's personality a bit too tempestuous for my liking. I couldn't really decide what I thought of Gordon. Together though, I think they were a very interesting pair. I found myself wanting desperately to know what happened in the past and what will happen in the future. Luckily I got answers along with a few surprises. I think this is one of those books that can really suck people in, and before they know it they've read a whole book without moving. It holds your attention well and ultimately leaves you feeling good.
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Posted April 16, 2012
A Different Kind of Love Story!! This book has to be read with a
A Different Kind of Love Story!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book has to be read with an open mind, where people can go back in time and find the ending to their "what-if's". Pete Golden's debut novel was a huge undertaking within a small book. Because this book spans quite a few decades, the reader gets to witness Gordon evolve, go through ups and downs, and ultimately find his path in life.
Gordon is a very complex character, as he navigates his way from a young college student to an older man that has regrets and is full of sorrow. Even as a college student, Gordon kept looking back while living in the present. It isn't until he's older that he comes full circle and is able to live in the present and be content with his choices.
If you've seen the movie "Sliding Doors" or "Somewhere in Time", then you may appreciate this book because it's about a lovestruck couple that can't seem to find the right balance between "couplehood" and individualism.
If you can read this book with an open mind, open heart, and immerse yourself into a story where the impossible becomes possible and believe that there is only one person you are destined with, then you may enjoy this book as much as I did.