Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pump Up Your Book Promotion Tour: A Note from an Old Acquaintance

From the Book Jacket:

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.

A Note from an Old Acquaintance is a beautiful love story filled with tenderness and true love. Bill Walker has such a way with words that I was instantly drawn in to the story and felt a connection with all of the characters. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but wonder what I would do if placed in this situation.

The story starts out in 2006, where Brian Weller is dealing with the death of his young son and his wife in a coma after a terrible car accident. Then, the email from someone he used to know fifteen years ago suddenly appears in his inbox. The story jumps back to 1991 where Brian meets Joanna Richman, and they fall instantly in love. But there is a problem – Joanna is engaged to be married to someone else.

The idea of soul mates is raised in this story. I felt the struggle that Joanna was facing. The man she fell in love with six years prior, Erik Ruby, has changed, and while she still loves him, she is questioning the man who he is becoming. After meeting Brian, Joanna feels that there is someone out there who understands her, her art, and her soul.

Erik, finding out about Brian and Joanna, places Brian in a situation and makes him a deal that he absolutely cannot refuse. Brian is now forced out of Joanna’s life. I even found myself sympathizing a little with Erik – even though I thought what he was doing was wrong – knowing that your fiancé is in love with someone else, and feels more for that other person that she feels for you. Making the choices and living with them…forever.

Back in 2006, Brian and Joanna meet again. I won’t say anything else, because I don’t want to give anything away. I do have to say that while some may think the ending was too neat, I think it was the perfect way for things to work out. I loved this book, it’s characters, and the way it was written.

Thank you to Bill Walker for sending me a copy of this awesome book. I highly enjoyed it!!! Check out his website – Bill Walker Designs!!

This review was part of a Pump Up Your Book Promotional Blog Tour. Thanks to Tracee for asking me to be a part of it!!


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a very sweet book. Thanks for your review.

Bill Walker said...

Just wanted to thank you for your kind review. It's very much appreciated.