Tilting at Windmills by Joseph Pittman

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Pittman presents a more unique poetry, characters of a different sort of promise and conflict, plus a plot that flows with gentle literary allusion.
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This lyrical debut novel celebrates the joys and tears of love lost and found, and of a life renewed--in a most unexpected place. . .

At thirty-four, Brian Duncan has it all. A trendy Manhattan life, a high-powered PR job, and a gorgeous fiancée with an exciting future of her own. Then, in a single moment of deception, Brian's world crumbles. Bitterly betrayed, he decides to toss away all he has worked for. Irresistibly drawn to the road, he leaves the city's busy streets behind. . .

On a hillside along New York's Hudson River Valley, Brian is transfixed by the beauty of an enormous windmill. Running toward it is a lovely little girl and her alluring mother, Annie Sullivan, who owns the windmill. The two strike a chord in Brian's heart and soon he discovers the small-town charms of Linden Corners--and of Annie, whose elusive quality matches his own questions about life. And as their relationship deepens into passion, through the force of nature and the hand of fate, Brian will learn that love comes in unexpected ways.

Pittman's debut novel is a feel-good fantasy. . . a nice feel for pace and place."--Publishers Weekly
 

About Joseph Pittman

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Joseph Pittman was born in New York City, raised in the Syracuse area, & graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport, "Tilting at Windmills", his first novel, has already been sold in several foreign countries. Mr. Pittman lives in Manhattan, & is at work on his next novel.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by Kensington. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Above average

Tepid, get-out-the-Kleenex romance, riddled with greeting-card profundities and one too many windmill metaphors from a writer who is certainly no Cervantes.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Feb 01 2001

Pittman has a nice feel for pace and place, but he approaches his characters and scenes with the saccharine brio of a Hallmark card. Though not without romantic merit, his book reads like an expanded script for a TV movie.

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Pittman presents a more unique poetry, characters of a different sort of promise and conflict, plus a plot that flows with gentle literary allusion.

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