Book Review | A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
Author: Bill Walker
About the Book:
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.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I was sorry to see it end. I wanted to keep reading about Brian and Joanna’s new life together. It’s an unforgettable love story that spans decades and shows that true love never dies. It has an element of sadness and regret and my heart went out to both Brian and Joanna because they wanted to be together, but life circumstances would not allow it.
I felt frustrated at times with Joanna because looking from the outside, it seemed simple that she break it off with her fiance and go be with Brian. However, then she would lose all the comforts that money can buy and she didn’t want to hurt her fiance. They could have saved themselves so much heartache had they just both followed their hearts. However, there wouldn’t be a story if they did that!
Brian was my favourite character and I felt really connected to him throughout the book. He has a quiet sense about him and is very laid back and would be someone that I would enjoy speaking to in real life. Joanna got on my nerves a bit, but she was still an interesting and flamboyant character.
If like romance and want to read a moving love story, then you should pick up A Note from an Old Acquaintance.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*