Have you ever loved someone and lost them due to circumstances beyond your control because you were trying to do the right thing?
If so, you’ll definitely want to read Bill Walker’s “A Note From an Old Acquaintance.” If not, you'll still find this book intriguing and poignant.
Brian Weller is a successful writer leading a good life until his three-year-old son is killed in an accident that also leaves his wife in an irreversible coma. Two years pass, his wife is still in a coma and Brian’s writing has stalled.
Brian’s world is turned upside down when he receives an e-mail from a woman from his past. The memories of their last meeting still haunts him and he vows to make things right. Brian arranges a book signing in Boston to have an excuse to come face-to-face with Joanna again.
To the outside world, Joanna Richman has a perfect life. She’s a successful artist, has a wonderful teenage son and a wealthy husband who has put her on a pedestal. But she’s lonely and still isn’t sure why Brian left her 15 years before.
The two agree to meet but each has reservations about what the outcome will be. Meanwhile, the forces that kept them apart years ago continues to work against them. Can they forgive each other and themselves for their past actions?
The reader is taken from the present to the past and back again in a smooth transition by author Bill Walker. The story flows around Brian, Joanna and her husband, Erik Ruby, weaving their stories from one to the other. You come to understand the pain, love and regret each one harbors.
This is a story of love at first sight, honor, forgiveness and redemption. Though the story could be classified as a romance, it also includes suspense, treachery, and deception while being heart warming.
A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker * iUniverse * @2009 * ISBN: 978-1-4401-3333-6 * 360 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me as part of the author’s blog tour in hopes I would review it. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.