A Romance Novel
by Bill Chastain
to be released 5th June, 2017
Alex Overstreet is exceptional. Mature beyond his years, he understands the value of education and where having one can take him. Adverse circumstances are no match for the “anything is possible” residing in his soul, a place where self-pity need not enter. His future is mapped in his mind. Staying the course will bring a worthwhile end game.
Enter India Blue Kirkland. The most popular girl in school is the unknown Alex failed to factor into his carefully calculated life plans. She is everything he is not—outgoing and popular. A chance encounter with her sets into place a life-long love affair.
Together they find a passion and embrace the best of their different worlds while exploring the wonder of love. Both are more than ready for a future together. But Alex’s family situation looms in the background, and eventually catches up to him, forcing him to make sacrifices that change the course of his relationship with India. Though driven apart, their love never wavers.
Years later, Alex is successful on a large scale professionally, yet emptiness clings to him like free-floating lint to a dark suit. India should have been a part of it all. He’s never moved on from her. She is the love of his life. Meanwhile, India is trapped in a marriage and longs for what she had with Alex. One glance of Alex at her father’s funeral sparks a romance that never died.
Retrouvailles validates the compelling power of first love and how the snapshots of moments together matter most. Those snapshots representing sweet moments in time can be more compelling than a lifetime spent together.
Bill Chastain is a sports journalist, and author of two previous novels …
- Peachtree Corvette Club
- The Streak.
He also has penned non-fiction sports titles including …
- The Steve Spurrier Story: From Heisman To Head Ball Coach;
- Payne At Pinehurst: The Greatest U.S. Open Ever;
- Hack’s 191: Hack Wilson And His Incredible 1930 Season;
- September Nights: Hunting The Beasts Of The American League East;
- Jackrabbit: The Story Of Clint Castleberry And The Improbable 1942 Georgia Tech Football Team.