A Note from an Old Aquaintance A Novel by Bill Walker (Rating 5)
Published by iUniverse
ISBN-13: 978-1-4401-3335-0 (HC)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4401-3333-6 (PB)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4401-3334-3 EB)
At the request of Pump Up Yor Book, a PB copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis: Its 1991 in Boston, MA and Brian Weller and his business partner are invited to an associate’s party, a party that he attends out of obligation. Once there he meets a young, beautiful artist, Joanna Richman. He knows that he wants and needs to see her again. Brian and Joanna’s friendship grow and then there is no denying that they are falling in love. But how can that be when she is engaged to an older, influential, rich and controlling man, Erick Ruby. Ruby finds out about their relationship and he is not going to lose her to Brian, a nobody, with a struggling PR production business and a want to be author. Ruby demands that Brian never see or talk to Joanna again or he will ruin him and his parents. With a broken heart, Brian walks away, never telling Joanna why, and moves cross country. Then 15 years later, he receives an email from Joanna. His past becomes his present. Do people change? Does true love endure?
My Thoughts: I had trouble putting this book down. I don’t usually read romance novels but was pulled in to the plot from the beginning. The way the author wrote about the thoughts and emotions of all the characters gave this reader the ability to feel those exact same emotions. Not only between Brian and Joanna but the love of parents and the ugly traits of someone ruthless.
My Opinion and Rating: This is a tender and emotion packed love story. At times this reader was laughing and the next grabbing for the tissue. A contemporary love story that even in certain scenes, the author chose to communicate the true definition of love between two people and allowing the reader to use their own imagination and visuals. Well written !! Fantastic !! Awesome !! This reader will be looking forward to Mr. Walker’s next novel. Highly recommend (Rating 5)