Friday, September 18, 2009

A Note from an Old Acquaintance



Brian Weller is a book author. He took some time off when his life was turned upside down by an accident that left his wife in a coma and his son dead. That was two years ago. Since than Brian has tried to move on with his life but he is at a stand still. He is currently working on his next novel but having much motivation. Brian finds his motivation when he receives an email from an old flame.

Joanna Richman is a famous and talented artist. Years ago, Joanna and Brian had a good thing going on between them till he left her. She sends him an email just to say Hi. Brian writes back. They start communicating for months. They decide to meet up. Brian has completed his novel and is getting ready for his book tour. He plans a stop in Boston to see Joanna. Flash to the past when Brian and Joanna meet.

There seemed to be some missing pieces in this book that I would have liked to have had answered like…what happened to Brian’s wife and son? Or how did they meet and did Brian really love her? Just these few unanswered questions left me a little disappointed, only because I never found resolution. On the other hand I could let these questions pass because I understood this story was coming from the angle of long lost love between Brian and Joanna. I did enjoy the love story that Brian and Joanna shared together. I thought Mr. Walker did a mildly nice job on this book.

4 comments:

Audrey said...

I've been following Mr. Walker's tour and just finished reading his terrific book. I've got to say that your review is one of the sloppiest I've ever read. You can't even get the main character's name right and the plot points you mention are mostly wrong. For those of you reading this, if you want a tender story that will tug your heart, pick up a copy. It's wonderful.

Cheryl said...

Audrey- You are right about me getting the main character's name wrong in parts of my review. I have corrected this.

I somehow got the author's name inserted in my review. This will teach me to look over my review better.

Though not everyone's opipion has to be positive. That is the nice thing about a review is that readers get to see all kinds of people's thoughts.

Also I never said I hated the book but just that I personally wasn't feeling it as much as others did including yourself.

Bill Walker said...

Cheryl: I want to thank you for hosting me and for your review.

As for your questions about Brian and his wife and son, I wanted to give enough information so that the reader would know that Brian cared for Joey and Penny very deeply, but did not want to delve too deeply into this part of his life as the focus of the story is Brian and Joanna.

However, I'm glad you wanted to know more about this part of his life, as that means you CARED to know. And that means I'm doing my job. Thanks again.

Bill-

Bill Walker said...

Cheryl: I want to thank you for hosting me and for your review.

As for your questions about Brian and his wife and son, I wanted to give enough information so that the reader would know that Brian cared for Joey and Penny very deeply, but did not want to delve too deeply into this part of his life as the focus of the story is Brian and Joanna.

However, I'm glad you wanted to know more about this part of his life, as that means you CARED to know. And that means I'm doing my job. Thanks again.

Bill-