Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: If I Forget You by TC Greene

BLURB
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.

MY REVIEW
It is a love story that would stand the test of time, Henry and Margot were meant for each other and couldn't be happier together.  They were each others destiny...until one fateful morning that changed their lives forever or do it?
Henry and Margot met in college at Barrister through a chance night when Henry was reading his poetry and Margot was there for extra credit and couldn't take her eyes off Henry...His words drew her in and she had to find him after the presentation.  
The walked together and sat by the lake and became more and more comfortable with each other...then there was a kiss.
After every waking moment together, summer arrived and they would be apart - Henry working at a vineyard in the Finger Lakes region and Margot on Martha's Vineyard with her family.
There time apart broke both their hearts and then Margot made the decision to go see Henry at the vineyard.  Everything was truly magical until her father arrived...a scuffle took place and it changed their lives forever.
Fast forward to the present - Margot is married with children and Henry is divorced with a child of his own.  
One day Henry was standing in front of a building in Manhattan and who should walk out of the building...His Margot...Could his eyes be deceiving him, is it truly her?
There are so many twists and turns that their lives are led through and you fill as if you are invested in this story and can not put it down till you hear the fate of Henry and Margot.  You will not be able to put this book down!  

WINE SELECTION
In the tradition of this amazing story that takes place in upstate NY, in the Finger Lakes region to be exact, I am going to pair this tale of marriage, love, and loss with a Arctic Fox from Fox Run Vineyards,


RATING
This book had me from the beginning and I wasn't able to put it down (including during work shhh.) It's a top summer read for 2016 and 5 wine glasses hands down.