Some Don't Come Back

Romance - Historical
176 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2022
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

It’s 2020; Covid has done its evil magic and the economy and so much more have really suffered. Jack is really down on his luck. Not only has his girlfriend dumped him, but he’s lost his job and his home. But he still has a fine tux, one that he’s wearing to a couples' New Year’s Eve party, one which he has to attend solo. In a moment of deep despair, Jack believes life would have been much easier at least a hundred years ago. But, like 2020, 1920 was reeling after a deadly pandemic. And there were other issues to face. Would it really be easier for Jack in 1920? He’s about to find out with the help of a gypsy. What he doesn’t expect is to forget his life in 2020 and awaken as someone totally new. That, and finding the most passionate love he ever dreamed possible. Will he return to 2020 at the appointed time? Will he remember his life in 1920? What about the love he found in the past?

Don Meyer’s time travel romance, Some Don’t Come Back, is an interesting twist on a popular theme that has fascinated writers since H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel, The Time Machine. The plot begins in 2020, outlining Jack’s sad state of affairs and his desire to try another era which he believes would be easier than what he’s facing in 2020. A gypsy helps him on his way and Jack transforms into Edward. Although readers might find this confusing, the author cleverly smooths over the issue by having Jack, now Edward, interact with his 1920 friends who masterfully explain who he is, who they are and what happened. When Jack/Edward meets Katherine, it’s a match literally made in heaven. As romance blooms, 1920 passes quickly, inching ever closer to the deadline to return to 2020. Edward never really remembers 2020, but something draws him to the point where he will return and then something incredible happens as the love he found in 1920 doesn’t want to let go. As the gypsy mutters during the climax: “Never happened before. … Too fantastic to imagine.” This is an engaging comfort read that will have you swept up in a romance from the past.