Johanna, an artist, and Matt, a music critic, couldn’t be more different, but by a simple twist of fate, she plucks him from a crowd at a Dylan concert. What follows is a heady and intense relationship buffeted by the usual suspects that gently rocked the ’80s. Matt’s lessons in art—as well as life—at the hands of Johanna, drive the novel into pockets of feminism and quiet revolution. All of this is tempered by deeply held traumatic secrets that torque their intimacy.
Yet it’s Revere—and not Boston—that remains one of the underlying attractions in Visions of Johanna. This north shore backdrop brings Matt into full focus – a child in a city of recent immigrants, life by the ocean, the bilious flavor of the Mob are just some of the elements rendered in skillful detail. Johanna, a renegade from Wisconsin—freewheeling and hyper-energized—draws Matt out of his comfort zone and into her world.
A meditation on art and unrest, Visions of Johanna celebrates life, love, memory and the undying power of the deep connections that sustain us. The novel follows Johanna and Matt as they pursue their dreams to paint and to write. But burdening problems collide with these artistic desires and other forces conspire against them. Ultimately, the two are done in by their inability to share aspects of their past they believe they must hide from.
The novel travels through time and social unrest to the final moment hinted at in the prologue. Within this book’s pages, tragedies haunt, acts of moral goodness manifest themselves, and benevolence reigns with a finality that absolves all.
Visions of Johanna is an exceptional romance tale that will captivate as well as move its readers with poignant moments and a thrilling storyline. The story is one that captivated me from the premise alone because I adore novels of this nature and as I started to read Visions of Johanna, I found that I was instantly compelled as well as intrigued and I believe all readers will feel this! That is why I already have to recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Visions of Johanna! However, if you need more convincing book lovers then continue to read to learn more about the wonderful Visions of Johanna!
Visions of Johanna is a moving, thought-provoking, and memorable novel from start to finish that will take its readers on an unforgettable journey. The reader in Visions of Johanna will meet the two protagonists of the novel, Johanna Beaumont, and Matt Dominic. Johanna is an artist from Wisconsin and Matt is a music critic from Massachusetts and a chance meeting at a Bob Dylan concert will forever change the course of both of their lives. When they met they immediately hit it off and soon a relationship blossoms, and they enjoy showing each other their own creative worlds. However as time progresses, life and their pasts get in the way and harm their blossoming relationship, and Matt’s reluctance to move to NYC where Johanna works only drives them apart further. The reader will follow the pair as they pursue their dreams while also pursuing each other and it makes for an emotive and timeless tale that shouldn’t be missed and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Visions of Johanna!
The story of Visions of Johanna captivated me from the first page thanks to the book’s sharp literature and strong opening. The reader will be thrust into the story early on and I adored this approach courtesy of the talented author Peter Sarno. Peter Sarno is a writer who knows how to capture his reader’s attention with his fast-paced approach and dramatic story. As I read Visions of Johanna, I did so in a frenzy because the literature was incredibly addictive, so much so that the reader will race through the story and find it difficult to put the book down!
Peter Sarno is not only a phenomenal writer for his flawless ability to capture his reader’s attention, but he is also a great writer for his descriptive words and characterization of characters which will hook his readers. Peter Sarno is a newly discovered author of mine, and I admit, I am frustrated that I have not discovered his work sooner! Peter Sarno’s flawless literature and mesmerizing literature enthralled me for so many hours. The powerful and emotive moments he manages to inject into his story is remarkable and will have the reader turning the pages with haste because of it!
As Visions of Johanna is a sensational, captivating, and memorable novel that will provoke your thoughts as well as entertain you, I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars. If you are a reader who loves romance, then this book is for you so do not miss out on the chance of reading it! Be sure to have a preview of the book below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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