It’s 1946, and Adam Carlson has returned to his town home in Montana, after the war. He attends a town festival, and there he meets Elizabeth Baxter, a young gal dating his high school rival. It is in this moment that he decides, being intentionally or not, that this woman is the love of his life.
They shared a waltz together, and from there they began their journey to know one another, fall in love with one another, and live a full life together. It’s much later now, at their sixtieth anniversary party, and they still share what they know as their anniversary waltz. That’s where the story begins for the reader – at their anniversary, dancing for even their great-grandchildren to see. And as they have every year since, they finish their waltz with photos to add to their storybook, and commence the tale of their first waltz together.
Darrel Nelson pens this tale of love and romance for the Christian audience. A teacher and writer (novelist, songwriter, playwright extraordinaire), Nelson puts the ink to the ledger, or perhaps the tapped keys to the LED-backlight screen, and details a relationship so sincere, so detailed, that readers become part of the story, involved in the tale and engaged with the characters. Nelson’s writing is excellent, bringing a tone of old-fashioned romance that is deep and clean. His skills allows readers to be overcome with emotion and enjoy his work, despite it’s sometimes rigid descriptions.
In a category that is almost long-destroyed by inappropriate passion and destructive lifestyles, Nelson is redeeming the romance genre, for Christian audiences, one novel at a time. This book is a great read for those who enjoy romance but dislike the inappropriate content that so often floods pages of this style. This book deserves 5 stars for creating a classic work of art that can be enjoyed by many an audience.Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.