Sunday, June 10, 2012

Book Review- The Anniversary Waltz

The Anniversary Waltz begins where Adam, on their sixtieth anniversary, asks his wife Elizabeth for their customary waltz. After their dance they share their story of love, trials, courage, and faith in God, with their family.

Back tracking to 1946, Adam has returned home from fighting in World War ||. At the Heritage Day celebration, Adam first lays eyes on the lovely Elizabeth. The problem is she is going steady with Nathan, Adam's childhood rival.

As they continue to see each other at church, parties, and socials, it is clear that they have some feelings towards one another, frustrating Nathan to the max. When they dance alone in the pavilion, it becomes clearer than ever that they were meant to dance and love for a lifetime together. 

I absolutely enjoyed The Anniversary Waltz. I will admit I was a bit skeptical about reading this book. I did not think a male author would do a good job adding details, as most men are not detail oriented, and was not sure how the romance would be portrayed through a male's perspective. 

Much to my surprise and relief the very first page caught hold of my attention. Beginning in the present, and working its way to the past gave the story a nice touch. Darrel's writing style was so pleasant and engaging. His surprising amount of detail and smooth style of writing was an added bonus to the already interesting plot. Elizabeth and Adam were great characters. They were described and portrayed as two very in depth characters, that were very much relatable. The other characters added into the book added flavor and depth to the story. The romance was so sweet. It was a very mature love for the short amount of time they were together. Since you know who marries who, you feel like you know how the story is going to end, but Darrel throws a couple of curve balls to keep you guessing. The spirituality of the book was well mixed into the novel as well. This book was a great bundle of fun, shock, entertainment, spiritual feeding, and will ultimately leave you with the well worth sigh of a book finished well. All of these factors included I will gladly give Darrel Nelsons' debut novel, The Anniversary Waltz a 5 out of 5.

I received this book for free, from Glass Roads, in exchange for this honest review.

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