Accompanied by a Waltz is the kind of book I really enjoy reading because, in a word, it is, well, music. *s*
What I found appealing about this book is the poignancy of the characters' stories, the characters themselves, the setting, and the writing that makes at least this reader think of a well-orchestrated dance that, when watched, lulls you one moment, before bringing you awake the next.
Jonathon Pfister’s life has settled into a maudlin existence since the death of Greg, his lover of seventeen years. But Greg’s daughter Jeana has decided she’s had enough, so she rents a small apartment in Vienna for him as a Father’s Day present. Jonathon agrees to go, against his better judgment. Surprisingly, Jonathon finds the change of scenery refreshing, and he even makes a young friend in Hans, his landlady’s son. Then Hans’s older brother returns home, and Jonathon begins to truly awaken. Fabian touches something inside him, especially when the younger man takes it upon himself to woo Jonathon in full Viennese style, with a waltz. But shadows of the past and expectations for the future loom over them both and will have to be banished for their lovers’ dance to stay in step.