"Undeniably Beautiful and Poetic" The Reunion by @DavdBurnett #romance #99cents

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The Reunion

Written by David Burnett

Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary 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

Great book, Believable characters

Ah, the adventure known as marriage... This book tells it like it is! Like my favorite dessert, I just couldn't put it down until I devoured the last morsel.

I laughed and cried with Allie & Michael throughout their journey. Their interaction with each other and their daughter rang true to life. I felt like I knew these people (and sometimes like I WAS these people) and was absolutely invested in their happiness. I cringed at their mistakes and cheered at their triumphs. I could apply the lessons learned to my marriage. AN ALL-AROUND GREAT READ!

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.