Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review: A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

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.

My Review:

Well this book really makes you think! It's a soul searching love story...the kind that makes you wonder if you've ever let your soul mate get away. It also makes you wonder what you would do if that person somehow came back into your life.

In the beginning of the book we meet the main character Brian who's son has been killed and his wife has been in a coma for 2 years. The he gets "a note" from the lost love that sends him into a tailspin. We get a flashback to find out the story of Brian and Joanna (the lost love). Towards the end we come back to the present to see how it all ends.

It was very thought provoking. I have a hard time describing it because it's really just very different! (In a good way!) While it has the air of a love story there is so much more to it. It's certainly not a normal story of boy meets girl. It's a way more "real life" and in depth story of man reunites with woman along with excess baggage and a husband in tow.

**This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No monetary compensation was involved


  1. Sounds like a great book! Like your blog too - know the 'brain'fried feeling!
    Happy New Year!
    Jackie Griffey

  2. Just wanted to thank you for your review and for hosting me. It's very much appreciated.

  3. This book looks interesting. I always find the "what if?" factor intriguing.
    also, I completely understand the brain fried feeling.