“Love like this is far closer to insanity than it is to reality”
Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of The Headmaster’s Wife
Deeply affecting and compulsively readable, The Headmaster’s Wife was a breakout book for Thomas Christopher Greene. Now, Greene returns with a beautifully written, emotional new novel perfect for his growing audience.
Twenty-one years after they were driven apart by circumstances beyond their control, two former lovers have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street. What follows is a tense, suspenseful exploration of the many facets of enduring love. Told from altering points of view through time, If I Forget You tells the story of Henry Gold, a poet whose rise from poverty embodies the American dream, and Margot Fuller, the daughter of a prominent, wealthy family, and their unlikely, star-crossed love affair, complete with the secrets they carry when they find each other for the second time.
Written in lyrical prose, If I Forget You is at once a great love story, a novel of marriage, manners, and family, a meditation on the nature of art, a moving elegy to what it means to love and to lose, and how the choices we make can change our lives forever
A book that follows the usual star crossed lovers theme…..but….with the intriguing twist of loving, losing and finding what you lost!
The author brilliantly captures that initial infatuation stage of love…that can’t leave you alone, can’t sleep with out you, can’t stop thinking about you stage before moving on to look at it from another angle….the what happens after the losing part!
What do I mean by that?
Who hasn’t daydreamed about what an ex you were totally in lust with is doing now or imagining what would happen if you bumped into them again! In If I forget you, T.C Greene allows you to explore all that from the safety of your daydreams!
I enjoyed reading this story especially the twist on the star crossed lovers plot line.
The unexpected twist in the plot line at the end of the book pulled it away from the usual boy meets girl, boy can’t have girl story line and gave it an extra bit of electricity for me.
All in all I found it to be an enjoyable, easy read even with the author switching from character to character.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own