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What Became Of You My Love?

3.51 based on 38 ratings & 7 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Stella Ainsworth has settled for suburban peace with a pedantic husband, a dissatisfied daughter and a clutch of beloved grandchildren - who all take her presence in their lives for granted.

Then Cameron Keene, her boyfriend from her teenage years who'd left for America to become a rock icon of the Sixties, returns to England.

Much to Stella's astonishment, Cameron announces in an interview that his most famous song, which became a legendary love anthem across the world, was written about Stella, and that he has come back to find her.

What Became of You, My Love? explores the power of music to take us back to our youth, and asks if we can ever relive those giddy times when everything seemed possible.

In the media

It's a fabulous tale - she's talking about my generation, the baby boomers who assumed we were far too cool to get old...
Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine
Warm, clever, wise and extremely funny. Among its many virtues are lovable characters
Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
In 1991, Maeve Haran scored a bestseller with Having It All, one of the first novels to acknowledge the problems of juggling a career and motherhood. Here she seems likely to strike a similar chord with the over-60s . . . Haran is far too skilled a story-teller for the book to read like an exercise in box-ticking. The characters' own liveliness is reflected in a warm and often funny page-turner that strikes just the right balance between melancholy and defiance
James Walton, Readers Digest