GLASS ROADS BLOG TOUR
THE ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
Paperback, 293 Pages
Celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary, Adam and Elizabeth Carlson share their customary waltz---then recall how their love began. Travel back with them to 1946, when war veteran Adam returned home to Reunion, Montana. You'll be captivated by the story of how he revived his dilapidated family farm---and wooed Elizabeth away from his high school rival! 304 pages, softcover from Realms.
About the Author
Darrel Nelson is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, with bachelor's degrees in English and education. He is a schoolteacher by profession, with thirty-three years of teaching experience, and currently teaches fourth grade at Raymond Elementary School. Nelson has had an article published in Lethbridge Magazine and has written several dramatic plays, two of which won provincial recognition and were showcased at a drama festival. He won the CJOC radio songwriting contest two years running and has had one song receive international airplay. Writing has always been a passion, and over the years he has written four novels intended for the juvenile market. They are unpublished as yet, but he reads them annually to his fourth-grade students. The Anniversary Waltz is his first novel intended for the adult market.
Sixty-three years is a long time as we have been married fifty-one years ourselves. So I loved this book about an older couple, most are about young couples. Thanks Darrel for thinking of my generation. That being said I will get on with what I thought of the book its self.
As the story begins it is 2006 and Adam and Elizabeth are at their anniversary party and they were dancing the waltz as they had done for the past sixty-three years.
When Adam returned home to Reunion, Montana he was received with a hug from his mother but his father was still holding a grudge because he went to war and left them to manage the farm by themselves. The farm had fallen apart and soon he found out they were about to loose it. He went to the bank to his old friend Nathan Roberts to see what he could do, but Nathan would not work with him. Soon he found out the reason was Elizabeth.
He went to a dance and saw Elizabeth Baxter dancing with his high school rival Nathan Roberts. When he got up the nerve to cut in, he knew this was the girl for him.
As the story continues you will laugh at some of things and you will cry alone with them at others. I am so happy to have received this free book from Glass Roads to review and to join this tour. This may be Darrel Nelson's first novel but I sure hope there are more to come from him. I really enjoyed it.