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~ Critiques ~

From the Cognoscenti
This friendship changed both our lives

This beautiful love story danced me back into the turbulent sixties with its angst and joys. My serendipitous re-acquaintance with Terry changed both our lives for the better. Although I was a minor player in this narrative, I felt enfolded into the tale of these two wonderful people who were determined to choose love against the odds. They’ve captured my role in their story with great accuracy and loving empathy. I invite readers to join Ann and Terry as they seek true connection and commitment with courage and tenderness.

Laura Lee Christensen

A key fellow traveler in 'A Rendezvous to Remember'

A love story you’ll never forget

Let Ann and Terry Marshall take you on a tour across landscapes and time. You’ll be richer for the experience. A Rendezvous to Remember is an extended road trip, a rollicking adventure and, above all, a love story you’ll never forget.

Hope Edelman

#1 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Motherless Daughters'

Told with sly humor, crackling dialogue, and deep humanity

A Rendezvous to Remember is a story of swiftly changing times on two continents, from the American military bases in Cold War West Germany to the mountain switchbacks of Colorado. But most of all, it is a love story—better yet, two of them—told with sly humor, crackling dialogue, and deep humanity.

Greg Blake Miller

Director of Olympian Creative and author of 'Decemberlands'

The dueling narrative is stunning, surprising, and inspiring

Garretson and Marshall reach right into the heart in this beautifully written memoir, pulling on every emotion. This is a story about what it means to be human—to struggle with love and what we truly want out of life—especially when being pulled in two different directions. Humorous and heartbreaking, the dueling narrative is stunning, surprising, and inspiring. I sobbed at the end, knowing the right choices were made, and I applaud the authors for their honesty.

Samantha Vérant

Author of 'Seven Letters from Paris'

Intimate and compelling

A Rendezvous to Remember, a memoir written by two people, mostly though their letters. It is an intimate and compelling examination of a shared life, particularly since a third party shares that life. Ann Garretson Marshall is not only crazy in love with her co-writer, Terry Marshall, but as well with the dashing Captain Jack Sigg, United States Military Academy. It is the first half of the 60s, in reality an extension of the 50s, an era little explored. Women were expected to take sole responsibility for maintaining their virginity since men were unable to control their animal instincts. Then, to follow, Viet Nam, and in short order, the pill. A provocative memoir of a time of debilitating “innocence” ruptured.

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

Author of 'Lament for a Silver-Eyed Woman', and 'Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir'

It charts the course of not just two disparate lives, but a nation

The story transcends personal autobiography alone, charting the course of not just two disparate lives, but a nation. . . . Highly recommended reading for anyone who has wondered what coming of age in America in the 1960s was really like.

Midwest Book Review

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