[Was meant to #3 today but I had exams to prepare for this week so I couldn’t post last week!]
Flashback Friday is an original meme hosted here at Novel Nerds, posting a favourite old love for the day.
And my book to go back in time with is ‘To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal’!
There’s a line on the back of the book that sums it up pretty well:
To Be Sung Underwater is the surprising and heartbreaking love story of a woman trying, almost too late, to remember, and the man who never forgot.
What I love about this book is that the reality is very harsh but real. It captures the beauty of first love, the sadness of love not working out, and the way it changes people. Its quite amazing how two people can part and find each other again decades later, and that first love feeling is still there after everything! o.O
I loved reading through it again! Here are some favourite quotes:
‘For you, I was a chapter- a good chapter maybe, or even your favourite chapter, but, still, just a chapter- and for me, you were the book.’
“You know, for a while there we kept horses for the boys, and we had a mare that had broken down. Couldn’t ride it… You could feed it and brush it and water it and all. Sometimes, I’ve thought that’s what most marriages get to. A horse you still care a little about but cannot any longer ride.”