If Only

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is the story of a British man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Angelina while living and working in Australia. He is playing piano  in a bar when he meets Angelina. Adam doesn’t know she is a well-known soap opera actress. Soon afterward, he discovers she’s married. This however, doesn’t keep the two from falling in love.

The relationship doesn’t pan out and each go their separate ways. Adam continues to carry a torch for “the one that got away”. Twenty years pass and Adam receives an unsolicited email from Angelina. From there, the story gets even better.

I really enjoyed this novel; especially the many music references. I like the author’s writing style very much. There is truth in the story itself with regard to unresolved feelings we sometimes carry for people we have loved and lost – the role our fantasies play when our chips are down. I highly recommend it.

*Please note there are adult themes in this novel

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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5 Responses to If Only

  1. Martie says:

    I wasn’t such a fan of this book but it’s always interesting to read another reviewer’s opinion. I too enjoyed the musical references.

  2. Martie says:

    I love when that happens when a book can strike something personal.

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