Friday, April 23, 2010

A Note from an Old Acquaintance - Bill Walker

Summary:Brian Weller is a haunted man. It's been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega- selling thrillers, Brian's life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife's prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair.

Everything changes the morning an e- mail arrives from Boston artist Joanna Richman. Her heartfelt note brings back all the poignant memories: the night their eyes met, the fiery passion of their short- lived affair, and the agonizing moment he was forced to leave Joanna forever.

Now, fifteen years later, the guilt and anger threaten to overwhelm him. Vowing to make things right, Brian arranges a book- signing tour that will take him back to Boston. He is eager to see Joanna again, but remains unsure where their reunion will lead. One thing is certain: the forces that tore their love asunder will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.
Summary from book, cover photo from goodreads.com

My Review:
I quickly became engrossed in "A Note from an Old Acquaintance", a novel sent to me free for review. The story unfolds around three main characters. Brian is an aspiring writer with a strong personality, a big heart and a witty sarcastic sense of humor. Joanna is a spunky, confident artist with a captivating personality. Erik is the rich and deceptive businessman who is used to getting what he wants. Together these three form a fragile love triangle of sorts.

Opening with a tragedy this tale morphs into into a passionate love story. A mix of past and present, this novel is comprised of both heartache and pleasure. Though at times the story veers towards overly sappy and far-fetching it never ceases to remain enjoyable. Walker's writing hooks the reader with life-like characters and continues to reel them in throughout with a balanced bit of suspense.

Overall this is a novel about second choices and being true to yourself. The book relies heavily on the old cliche "money can't buy you love". There may not be much meat to this book but the storyline is strong and entertaining.

Rating:
4 Stars - I've already lent it out!

To Sum it up:
An engaging romance composed of the tangled bonds of love.

1 comment:

Bill Walker said...

Heather: Just wanted to thank you for your kind review. It's much appreciated. Hope the person to whom you lent it will enjoy it, too.

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