A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Title: A Not from an Old Acquaintance
Author: Bill Walker
Publisher: iUniverse
Published: June 11, 2009
paperback, 358 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-4401-3333-6

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.

Could you walk away from you soul mate? This is the question Bill Walker asks of his characters Brian and Joanna.  This book drifts back and forth between the years 1991 and 2006. It starts in the present where Brian is dealing with so much tragedy He receives an email from his ex-lover, Joanna wondering what went wrong in their relationship. Brian and Joanna begin to exchange emails and agree to meet up in Boston. This is where the mystery begins.

What did I like about this book?
The romance between Brian and Joanna was good. Brian and Joanna fall in love at first sight. More than that they have a great connection that most of us dream about. However, I liked that this book was more than just a romance.  I think it was the mystery that went along with it that kept me turning the pages. The story line was very engaging.  I liked the way Bill Walker wrote his characters. They weren't far fetched. I felt like they were people that I might have met somewhere down the line. Overall the story was good.

Remember this is just my opinions. To Read or Not To Read, it's your choice.

*picture and summary taken from goodreads
**book was provided by author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Hi Marcie

    This sounds really interesting...I like that it includes the mystery angle as well...thanks for highlighting it!

  2. Dear Marcie:

    Just wanted to thank you for your kind review. It's very much appreciated.

  3. I've seen this one around and it's on my wish list!

  4. I am not a romance girl but I loved this one. Good review.


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