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The Reunion

Written by David Burnett

Genre(s): Romance, Women's Fiction

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It is the fear of separation from everything she loves that brings Allison Bannister to the beach. She stops on the steps that lead down to the ocean. She is alone. The sun is setting behind her; the tide is rushing in, and dark water is licking at the bottom step. Off to the north, the lights of Charleston shine into the evening sky. To the south, a star twinkles as darkness descends on the barrier islands. Light and dark; good and evil. Reconciliation is not in the cards.

Allison shivers. How easy it would be to walk out into the ocean. Her winter clothes would take on water and weigh her down. When she went under, her body would turn cold, her lungs would fill with water, and all of her troubles would end.

It all started with an invitation to Michael’s high school reunion.

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful,” he asks as the reunion winds down, “if you could crawl through a worm hole and find yourself in high school, again?”

Over the next few weeks, Allison attempts to cope with the strange things that happen as Michael “crawls though the worm hole,” and morphs back into the person he was thirty years earlier, setting in motion events which disrupt their lives and tear the couple apart.

As Michael spends long hours in his new art studio, Allison feels rejected and begins to build a life of her own. Before long, Michael and Allison, a couple who seldom spent time apart, rarely spend time together. They both feel neglected, and each blames the other. A long separation, the unexpected appearance of Michael’s college girlfriend, an unplanned rendezvous, and a charge of adultery threaten to end their marriage forever - and Allison finds herself alone on the beach. 

An excerpt from

The Reunion

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Fans are saying

Couldn't Put It Down!!

This is a wonderful novel. When I started reading this book, I was hooked! I couldn't put it down.

The characters are real and believable. Once I began to care about the characters (which you will shortly after starting the book), I was staying up late to find out what happened. How many of us would like to return to our high school days, start our adult lives over, and not get bogged down and detour from who we were back then?

The detailed descriptions of locales the characters visited allowed the reader to get inside the story and go along with Michael and Allison. I found myself walking along on their journeys of introspection. "The Reunion" is one that anyone can relate to. We've all gotten complacent in our relationships at some point in time, and the story illustrates how easy it is to let mundane daily tasks can get in the way of keeping the spark in a relationship.

The book answers the questions: Can a momentary indiscretion really ruin a marriage? Does it really take work every day to keep a marriage fresh and alive, or can the strings unravel with an unplanned rendezvous and a feeling of "I deserve this?" Will Michael and Allison reconcile and live happily ever after?

If you're looking for a book that will leave you caring about realistic characters who are struggling, like all of us, to shield their relationships from dangerous distractions, this is it!

— Suzanne

Undeniably Beautiful and Poetic

Written with passion and raw emotion, The Reunion is a gripping story of love and the trials of marriage. After attending his high school reunion, Michael finds himself trying to rekindle some of his youth, while his wife, Allison, struggles to understand his reasons for change.

Their journey tests the boundaries of marriage, creating an all too familiar scenario of loneliness that touches home to so many couples. It brings to light the importance of honesty, communication, forgiveness and love.

The story of Michael and Allison is tragic, yet undeniably beautiful and poetic. Within these pages is the true meaning of love and romance.

— poshpow

Author Bio

David Burnett

David lives in South Carolina with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, and To Fall in Love Again, his third, are set in nearby Charleston.

He enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

David has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. He and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael's journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David spent years in school(!), and he has graduate degrees in psychology and education. He and his wife have two daughters.