Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Anniversary Waltz Book Review

SUMMARY:  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.

REVIEW:  When Adam returns home from serving in Italy during World War II, he picks his life up where he left it - working on the family farm with his parents.  What he doesn't know is that the bank is recalling their loans and plans to put it up for auction.
     Elizabeth works in the local dry cleaners and is dating Nathan Robert, Reunion's most eligible bachelor and the local bank's loan officer.  After Adam wins a kiss from Elizabeth after a shooting competition with Nathan at a local festival and an impromptu dance after a missed hayride, their lives start to change in ways they never saw coming and affects every aspect of their lives and those around them.  
     Oh my!  This book is phenomenal!!  Darrel Nelson is a new author that can easily be compared to Nicholas Sparks, Dan Walsh, and Andy Andrews.  The story develops and flows in an easy to follow but not an easily to predict manner.  Just about the time I think I know what will happen next or have anticipated the ending, the author throws a curve ball and changes the outcome.  This is DEFINITELY a book and an author you will want to check out.

This book was provided by Glass Road Public Relations for review without compensation.

Darrel Nelson is a teacher and writes novels, articles, plays, and music.  He has bachelor's degrees in English and education from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.  Visit his website at

1 comment:

Darrel Nelson said...

I really appreciate you taking the time to read and review The Anniversary Waltz. And I'm really glad you enjoyed my novel. Thank you for the kind words in your blog.