If I Forget You by Thomas Christopher Greene

If I Forget You Book Cover If I Forget You
Thomas Christopher Greene
Women's contemporary fiction
Thomas Dunne Books
June 14, 2016
Hardcover, paperback, Kindle, Audible
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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.

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Thomas Christopher Greene in If I Forget You explores the idea of one true love.  It is a concept that speaks to all of us.  We want to find that one person we connect with like no other, who knows us intimately, who shares our passions in life, and brings out our passionate side.  But is there only one person to fill that role?  For Henry and Margot there was.  Circumstances tore them apart twenty years ago, but a chance meeting in Manhattan rekindles the love they lost.

 

If I Forget You is a wonderfully written story.  true loveIt gracefully flows like a peaceful river taking you to interesting places along the way.  Thomas Christopher Greene has a way with words and crafts an intricate story with believable characters.  I was drawn to my younger days and the feelings that came with discovering love and attraction.  I was also intrigued by the blue collar world of Providence, RI that young Henry tried to escape and upper crust society and circles that Margot would never leave.  They, for all appearances, were an unlikely couple.  And while societal differences couldn’t stop them from falling in love it could tear them apart. They would go on with their lives, marry other people and have children of their own, yet still yearn for that one true love.

My only issue with the book is that while reconnecting with your long, lost soulmate is great from the perspective of Henry and Margot, the book glosses over the pain and betrayal it inflicts on Margot’s husband and family.  It makes it seem like they are fine with her hooking back up with Henry.  Still, the story is worth reading.

You can find If I Forget You on Amazon and in bookstores.  Learn more about Thomas Christopher Greene at thomaschristohergreene.com and on Facebook.

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