Title: Cooper’s Hawk
Author: Victor J. Banis
Publisher: MLR Press
Characters: Mike Patterson, Adam Cooper
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
If love is truly eternal, what lasts beyond the grave — and what form might it take?
Mike Patterson loses his life-long partner, Adam Cooper—and soon thereafter, a hawk appears and seems to hang around with him. Is the hawk a message from Adam, from beyond the grave — or might it be Adam himself, come back to offer solace. A bittersweet tale that will resonate with all who love deeply, a story of the sharpness of grief, the pain of loss — and, ultimately, a story of never ending love.
When Mike Patterson’s life partner, Adam Cooper dies he knows a huge part of himself has died with him. After many happy years together, Mike has to face the thought of living life alone, and he’s not sure how he’s going to be able to do that. Even though their children try to coax Mike into keeping strong and working through his grief, Mike continues to have difficulty going through the motions of life…until he spots a hawk that seems to be very interested in him. In his heart, Mike knows that Adam’s spirit is in this hawk and he once again has the hope that love is never ending and that one day they will be together again.
That’s as much as I’m going to describe this story. To say that Cooper’s Hawk is an emotionally gripping read is an understatement. Mr. Banis easily takes us on the difficult journey that his hero, Mike, is going through. There wasn’t a moment I didn’t feel emotionally invested in this story, and I couldn’t help but stay on the edge of my seat wondering how it was going to end. I will say that the book left me with a smile on my face, and the story stayed in my mind long after I finished reading it. It’s truly a beautiful tale of true love, and the hope we all have to be reunited with our loved ones when this life is over. I loved it and highly recommend it.
Reviewed By: Gabbi