Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Book Tour---Bill Walker's "A Note From an Old Acquaintance"

A Note From An Old Acquaintance

 I am honored to be doing a book tour for Bill Walker's newest book A Note From and Old Acquaintance. This is my first book tour, so I hope I am doing this right! I was very excited to review this book! It was a great book.

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.
What did I think:
It was a good story. I was drawn in from the beginning wondering who this man was behind a dieing wife and a son he lost at such a young age. In the beginning of the story, we learn who is Joanna is, but we don't really know her. We learn she was someone he hurt from his past. Upon his wife passing away he decided to take a trip to Boston to do a book tour and see Joanna. At this point the book takes us back from 2006 to 1991. We learn the story then of how Joanna and Brian meet. We learn who Erik Ruby is and just what an evil man that he really is. Upon the end of Joanna and Brian, we are then taken back to 2006.
The story then starts at what is present day for the characters and them being reunited. Only, not much has changed. The two are still drawn to one another however, there is still one person in the way.
This is a great love story. Its one of those stories that makes you believe that there really is just one person out there for everyone. You want these two characters to be together. You are rooting for them throughout the story.
One thing i would have liked for me, is to get to know a little more about the wife and child. They were discussed very briefly. I am sure they were left out for a reason, but i would have liked to know a little more into the story maybe of meeting his wife.
Overall, I liked the story, and I think anyone looking for a good romance that isn't the classic romance we all love to read, should definitely check this book out. Its worth it!
My Rating:


Man of la Books said...

Sounds like a wonderful book and the cover looks fantastic.

Bill Walker said...

Rebecca: Just wanted to thank you for your kind review. It's very much appreciated. I also wanted to let everyone know that I just published a Digital Short on Smashwords called “Bryce Loring Must Die!” Here’s the link for those who are curious:

Marce said...

I am not into romance and Loved this story. I am a total die hard for soul mates though.

Great review

Grace said...

Great review! Thank you so much for commenting on mine :)