Tilting at Windmills

Tilting at Windmills

by Joseph Pittman
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Tilting at Windmills by Joseph Pittman

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758273857
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Series: Linden Corners Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 280,536
File size: 847 KB

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Tilting at Windmills 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Joseph Pittman's writing style to be thoroughly immersable. As soon as I began I was part of Brians world - Following him from NYC to Linden Corners a place I would love to find, (It has made me want to get in my car and traverse upper state NY to find a spot like this.) while meeting his new friends and his old friends. Mr. Pittman weaves his story with love and care, providing twists and turns along the way. It's a delightful story with a lot of heart. I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Sparks' books, then this is for you. If you don't, then save your money. The book is so terrible, he has no ability to give any depth to any female characters, let alone the main female. The entire time I was reading this a picture in my mind was the writer sitting thinking how to make this so hollywood would make it into a movie. Then the worst part of the book is that he also gives the entire plot away in the first chapter....you might as well toss your money out the window. Or better yet, donate it to a worthy cause but not to this writer's movie making asperations. I feel cheated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy read. Would read more books by this author.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
After seven years at the Beckford Group as an executive, Brian Duncan believes he has everything. He is quite good at his work, which he enjoys. He loves and plans to marry his peer at the company Maddy Chason. The only bad thing that recently has happened to Brian is catching Hepatitis, leaving him home bound for six weeks while Maddy and their boss Justin Warfield pursues a major contract.

However, as Brian recovers his health, he goes over to visit Maddy only to see her in bed with Justin. Brian leaves without making a scene, quits his job, and drops Maddy. Next Brian leaves New York heading up the Hudson in search of something to believe in. When he notices a windmill, he decides to stop. There he meets a child Janey Sullivan and her mother Annie. As Brian finds himself not wanting to leave Linden Corners because of the women in his life, he begins to heal, not yet aware that his greatest test is soon to come.

TILTING AT WINDMILLS is a powerful relationship drama that readers will enjoy due to Brian, an empathetic hero, seeking a new life to reinvigorate his soul. The story line is moving and poignant, touching heartstrings, especially the ending. The support cast in Manhattan and in Linden Falls supplements the readers¿ insight into Brian although the characters in the former seem too ¿sinful¿ and in the latter too ¿pure¿. Joseph Pittman provides his audience with a deep look inside the soul of a lost person desperately seeking something or someone to hold onto forever.

Harriet Klausner