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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book Review: A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
Genre: Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 360
Received From: Publicist

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 as under 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.

My Review: You know what's my favorite thing in the world? It's when I receive a book for review that I normally wouldn't pick up in the bookstore and end up thinking it's a hidden gem! A Note from an Old Acquaintance was a great love story, it had drama, romance, deceit, everything you'd want to read in a fiction novel! I was intrigued by the first page and quickly became engulfed in the storyline. I absolutely loved the characters and through Bill's extraordinary writing I learned to care for them. My favorite character, Brian was an accomplished author however tragedy hits his life when his son passes away and his wife is left in a coma. However, one day he received an e-mail from an old flame that changed the current of his life. He was brought back to the first time he led eyes on Joanna and quickly remembered how much he truly loved her. It was sweet how Bill Walker expressed how love can last forever with certain individuals. But don't get me wrong the whole book wasn't only focused on love, their was also suspense especially when it came to Joanna's rich husband Erik. A selfish man at heart who supposedly loved Joanna but treated her as a trophy wife. He took it upon himself to be the person to try to ruin their relationship but the question is did he succeed or did love overcome every obstacle? You gotta read the book to find out! :) Overall, amazing, poetic like writing with detailed descriptions. I recommend it not only to Adults but also to Young Adult readers. It was so tastefully done that sexual content was not needed in this novel, the writing stood for itself.

My Rating: 5 out of 5
Author's Info:
Bill Walker is a graphic designer specializing in book and dust jacket design, and has worked on projects by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Between his design work and his writing, he spends his spare time reading voraciously and playing very loud guitar, much to the chagrin of his lovely wife and two sons. Bill makes his home in Los Angeles.


Maria said...

Sounds great!

Bill Walker said...

Eleni, you've made my day! Thank you.

The Book Owl said...

Sounds interesting. Nice review :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Great review. Sounds wonderful!

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