Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Across Eternity by Aris Whittier

Born a genius; education, wealth, and prestige came easy to Logan Richards. Actually, there wasn’t much that Logan couldn’t learn or acquire. However, he knew there was more to life than money and power. Logan was determined to find the woman who he'd dreamed of his entire life and know what it was like to love her before he died.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in, Dana Point, California, was overworked, stressed, and wary of life since her sister, Heather, had passed away. Then, one evening while working she fell hopelessly in love with Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who felt deeply familiar.

For Amber, it was the beginning of a voyage of self-discovery and renewal. For Logan, it was the completion of life. For each of them it was the deepest sort of love.

This book’s premise is very different from the usual romance. We don’t often see many fictional books with reincarnation as the main theme. It lends itself for some interesting reading.

The plot was handled well. It never gets complicated as can sometimes happen with subjects like these. It’s a fast-paced book that does pull you in from the very beginning, and keeps you interested throughout. There are many funny scenes, which are the best parts of the novel. The dramatic moments tend to be a bit over-dramatic, so for me, they didn’t quite work as well. But that might be just a personal dislike for those types of scenes. Towards the end are some of the best scenes in the book. They are definitely worth reading the book.

Logan and Amber were fun characters to follow, but they could have done with a bit more depth. There wasn’t much to them, except for their love for each other. Since Logan is already in love with Amber, we didn’t really see too much “courtship” scenes, which would have been fun. We saw him already emotionally involved, and it took some of the romantic aspect out. I wanted to see more development.

I can recommend this book to all of you who love a nice romance, with perhaps a bit of the mystical in its pages. Definitely an interesting read.

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