Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Reader's Opinion: The Anniversary Waltz by Darrel Nelson

The Book
(Blurb from Amazon)
At their sixtieth anniversary party, Adam Carlson asks his wife, Elizabeth, for their customary waltz. After the dance they gather the family and share their story—a story of love and courage overcoming adversity and thriving in the face of overwhelming odds.
It’s the summer of 1946, and Adam has just returned from the war to his home in Reunion, Montana. At a town festival he meets Elizabeth Baxter, a young woman going steady with his former high school rival and now influential banker, Nathan Roberts.
When Adam and Elizabeth share a waltz in a deserted pavilion one evening, their feelings begin to grow and they embark on a journey, and a dance, that will last a lifetime.
A Reader's Opinion
This book is a bit like a waltz--it's smooth and moves at an easy and relaxed pace. It's an old-fashioned story that made me think I was perhaps in that time. The love story is sweet and the author does a nice job showing the love and devotion between the two characters. The story begins with an anniversary celebration where the now older couple, dances the waltz. They then go back to the beginning of their how they got to this point.
The story is easy to follow and the characters likeable and well-developed. The romance seemed as though it was written by a man, and not just because I knew the author was male before I began reading it, but I could tell the difference. That wasn't a bad thing, just different.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a nice, clean, old-fashioned, and slow-paced love story.

1 comment:

  1. The story sounds wonderful and I can see two older folks waltzing as I read your comments. I would love to read this -thanks for sharing your comments.
    Paula O(