Friday, July 16, 2010

Virtual Book Tour & Review: "A Note from an Old Acquaintance" by Bill Walker

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I'm pleased to be able to join in on this tour for Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance. I had this book as part of my personal library for months, and although it begged to be read, books up for review had priority. When I found out this tour was being scheduled, I jumped at the chance to get involved. Finally, I could dust off my copy and read it and host a fantastic author at the same time!!

A Note from an Old Acquaintance
Author: Bill Walker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440133336
Genre: Fiction, romance

About The Book: (from the back cover)

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 Thoughts

Almost everyone has a past love that they regret losing. Did you ever wonder where they were, what their lives are like, and if they even still remember you?

This story explores the lost but never forgotten love of Brian and Joanna. Although they both had chosen different paths, after 15 years, they find themselves once again looking at that love. Now, though, there were spouses and children involved.

Joanna was a frustrating character for me. I found her selfish and very self-centered, although she tried to cast herself as a victim. Brian, on the other hand, is the character I most liked. He was dealing with horrendous heartbreak when Joanna "appeared" and was caught in her web again. Joanna's husband, Erik, was also another victim of Joanna's. I didn't especially care for the character of Erik, but I felt sorry for him being manipulated by Joanna.

This book was well written. It brought out a number of feelings for me. At I found it very difficult to read because of the lack of integrity and morals that Joanna had. I found the woman manipulative and only looking out for herself causing me to really disliked her and making me frustrated because I didn't deserve either Erik or Brian - either in the past or present.

"A Note from an Old Acquaintance" is a fantastic read! It held my interest from the beginning and was hard to put down and stirred my emotions. I haven't had a story do that for me in a long time.

About the Author:

Bill Walker is a graphic designer specializing in book and dust jacket design, and has worked on projects by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. Between his design work and his writing, he spends his spare time reading voraciously and playing very loud guitar, much to the chagrin of his lovely wife and two sons. Bill makes his home in Los Angeles.

If you'd like to learn more about Mr. Walker or his work, you can visit him at:

This book was part of my own personal library. I did not receive a copy from PUYB to review.


  1. I really loved this one. I understand your frustrations with Joanna. This was a total soul mates got to love book.

    Great review, here is mine if interested.

  2. Thank you for your kind review. I appreciate it.



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