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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ETERNAL ON THE WATER by Joseph Monninger

ETERNAL ON THE WATER
Author: Joseph Monninger
Source: Received from B&N First Look
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439168334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439168332
SYNOPSIS:
From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily...and neither does their love. So when Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey.
Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park, and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eternal on the Water is at once heartbreaking and uplifting -- a timeless, beautifully rendered story of true love's power. 

MY THOUGHTS:
I want to start by saying that the author has a remarkable way of writing details that make the scene so alive and visual in your mind.  You can actually see yourself there with the characters of the story.  That being said, it was about the only thing I liked about the book.  The characters just didn't grab my attention and the plot of the story didn't hold my interest.  The book starts out with Mary's death, do you already know how it will end.  You get to see their journey, but like I said, you know how the journey ends beforehand.  I am still not quite sure about this book.  This is one of those books that you would have to read and form your own opinion of. 

MY RATING:


 
  A Decent Read.

Has Some Drawbacks Though.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ann Elle Altman said...

Oh! I thought it had such great promise when I saw the cover,what a beautiful cover. But, I'm like you, I don't want to know the MC is going to die at the beginning. Unless it won't happen.

ann

February 2, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
OpenID opinionsofawolf said...

Another true love story where we're supposed to feel bad for them cause one of them dies, eh?
Pass.

February 2, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

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