Edward Byrne’s poignant novel, Love’s Not Over ‘til It’s Over, is a sweeping saga depicting fifty years of the Devlin family’s life in Queens. Byrne deftly relates the struggles that World War II veteran Dave must confront, and how his life choices resonate with his children, particularly his son, Jimmy. This compelling journey of one family’s challenges and triumphs is a great read. Byrne easily creates a strong sense of place and sympathetic characters whose success we root for.
– Carrie Doyle Karasyov, author of the bestselling book, The Right Address
Families can be life’s greatest blessing or its worst curst. Love’s Not Over ‘til It’s Over will engross readers with a multigenerational tale of blessings lost and found. Spanning nearly five decades in an everchanging New York City, the novel pulls back the curtains on family life, revealing how hurt can turn to forgiveness and even acceptance. Edward Byrne writes with both insight and empathy, drawing characters that will stay with readers long after the book is finished.
– Mary W. Quigley, author and professor, New York University, Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism
Byrne takes you on a young man’s vivid journey through the shifting sands of a cultural revolution. The strong Catholic upbringing of a kid from Queens, New York collides with the values of his WWII veteran father and the changing world of the 1960s and beyond. A must-read for Baby Boomers.
– Prof. Mary Noe, College of Professional Studies, St. John’s University
I read your novel over the Christmas break and had difficulty putting it down. You are a superb writer—a lesser adjective would not do justice to your formidable abilities. …I was so caught up in the psychological complexities of James’s character that I was prepared for a story that ended either without a resolution or one that was not neat and tidy. And then I hit the very bottom of page 275 and froze. I stopped reading…Of course, I was reading a novel. And an exceptionally fine one. High praise for a writer when a reader can say he totally lost that sense.
– Dr. John Tricamo, Chairman of the English Department, Regis High School, New York, NY.