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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane

The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane
Gay Historical Romance
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626491860
ISBN-13: 978-1626491861
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Every New Year’s Eve since 1946, Nate Meyer has ventured alone to Times Square to listen for the ghostly church bells he and his long-lost wartime lover vowed to hear together. This year, however, his grandson Blaine is pushing Nate through the Manhattan streets, revealing his secrets to his silent, stroke-stricken grandfather.

When Blaine introduces his boyfriend to his beloved grandfather, he has no idea that Nate holds a similar secret. As they endure the chilly death of the old year, Nate is drawn back in memory to a much earlier time . . . and to Walter.

Long before, in a peace carefully crafted in the heart of wartime tumult, Nate and Walter forged a loving home in the midst of violence and chaos. But nothing in war is permanent, and now all Nate has is memories of a man his family never knew existed. And a hope that he’ll finally hear the church bells that will unite everybody—including the lovers who hid the best and most sacred parts of their hearts.


Polished writing, excellent use of historical World War II detail, and an engaging storyline. Easy to read and follow. Straightforward character and plot development make for a very strong category book.

Very bittersweet. Painful and frustrating but sweet. Walter's death was so needless. Nate was so faithful to his memory. Their relationship albeit short travelled a long way.


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