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Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit
Amanda McHenry is in a loveless marriage and clinging to memories of the last time she was happy: the summer of '85.
Back then, Amanda is fresh out of college, and her life is far from perfect. Her brother deals drugs, she worries constantly about her nephew's welfare and is in a dead-end job and relationship. Then she meets Gabe and life suddenly has color. She plunges joyfully into an intense love affair. When fate intervenes in one horrible instant, Amanda is forced to make a choice that binds her to her childhood sweetheart and tears her away from Gabe. Despite everything, she still waits and hopes for his return.
This is a beautiful and moving love story. All of the characters are vividly written, but Amanda and Gabe are
Everything about this novel works, from
Reviewed By: Stephanie Schneider
Publisher: Downtown Press
Published: August 2005