Friday, March 08, 2013

Boomer Lit Friday: Finding Love At Last from "Each Angel Burns"

Boomer Lit Friday is a project by a Goodreads group to introduce readers to works of fiction of particular interest to Baby Boomers. These books feature characters in their fifties and sixties dealing with real life issues. Every Friday the Boomer Lit Friday Blog will list a selection of short, relevant excerpts for readers to enjoy.

The following excerpt is from my novel Each Angel Burns. In this scene, Gabe Hawking and Maggie Marceau, two people in their fifties, come together at last:


For on this night the room is graced with two lovers entwined. No longer young, these lovers drift in grateful awe that life has not forgotten them but brought them together at this time when they had thought such possibility long gone—a gift for the young, not for two who have traveled this far down life’s road. He holds her body against his. Big work-roughened hands move down the curve of her back and over hips and thighs and up over the softness of breasts that are no longer those of a girl but are exquisite to his touch. She wraps her legs around his hips, still narrow and strong, despite the cushioned abdomen they support. He moves slowly, as slowly as it is possible to move in such abandon. In youth they might have danced the frenzied dance to shuddering release but now they are older and know that release brings separation. They will not be separated.  Her desire for him takes his breath away. His cherishing of her comforts her heart. She places her hands on his face and lifts it just enough so he can see her eyes and how they glitter with the gratitude she feels for him. He kisses her and sinks into her like warm silvery rain on pungent earth. They are long past the age of creating a new life. Instead they have created renewed life, each for the other.

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10 comments:

  1. Love when a baby boomer shows people our age intimate and in love. Looking forward to reading our novel.

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  2. Beautifully written. I'm tingling!

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  3. Thank you both. I love my Maggie and Gabe.

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  4. Great post! The imagery is lovely.

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  5. I loved this scene. I could always picture Gabe so clearly.

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  6. I REALLY like this excerpt - nice job! How lovely you describe being in love as we get older. Beautiful, Kathleen.

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  7. Thank you all. This scene is actually abbreviated to conform to the Blog Tour rules. In the book it is a good deal longer.

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  8. I read this book a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite passages. Beautiful description, heart-felt writing, just amazing. (My 5-star review is on Amazon.)

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  9. I'm putting it on my MUST READ list that is getting longer now with all the good stuff coming out with #boomerlit! Yes, love at our age has a deeper, more altruistic dimension...You express that beautifully!

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  10. I like your description of their bodies and the detailed telling that suggests the slow pace of their lovemaking. Very real and appropriate for these older lovers.

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