Windfall by Barbara Avon – Book Review
by Anca Antoci
Author: Barbara Avon
Amazon: Buy from Amazon
Our review: 5.00 (read)
This is the third book I read by this author and I was hooked from the beginning. The writing is tight, fast-paced, and pulls at your heartstrings long after closing the book. You can also read my thoughts on Q.W.E.R.T.Y. and Postscript, two wonderful books by the same author. Similar themes, like time travel, loss, and grief are found in both.
Windfall begins with a beautiful poem:
They gave us one extra day,
One last chance, to frolic, and play.
We can climb a mountain,
Or swim in a lake.
Tell me, love, which route to take?
There’s not much time,
The hours are few,
Love me today,
Before I say, “adieu”.
The story explores a wide range of emotions through John’s eyes. It goes from the utter despair he feels watching his sick wife fade away a little more each day, to murder.
Thrown back in time Jonh gets to seduce his wife all over again. Their love knows no bounds and he’s bent on doing everything right this time. He thinks he’s won the lottery when he takes his wife to the doctor early, on a hunch, thus saving her life.
He rebuilds his life and everything seems to go well. It’s the second chance we all dream about. John even wins the lottery and now that they’re rich, he gets to offer his wife the best of everything.
But fate’s a cruel mistress and cheating death is not without consequences. The second time around the loss is even greater.
The end is bitter-sweet, reminding the reader to appreciate what they have and take nothing for granted.
I recommend Windfall by Barabara Avon to lovers of paranormal, angst, time travel, and bitter-sweet romance.