Book Review | Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
About the Book:
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.
As a rule, there comes a time in a book where you reach the point of no return, when you simply cannot stop reading. In Joseph Monninger’s Eternal on the Water, it is about 50 pages in. But with this novel, you’re faced with a unique conflict you know how it ends. So you spend the next 300 or so pages struggling with the urge to read non-stop, soaking in every magical page in the quest to absorb the story greedily, or rationing the remainder, savoring every moment, dreading the last page.
About three-fourths of the way through this book, I forced myself to stop reading, as I simply had to save whatever I could for one last reading session. At that point, I had already found myself reading through the tears on more than occasion. Monninger is a skilled storyteller who conveys a love story of mystical proportions, one that will make your heart swell, your eyes fill, your soul dance.
Eternal on the Water is the extraordinary story of the journey of two souls that are drawn to each other for too short a period â€“ yet in that time, they experience and share a lifetime of memories, bringing you along with them on their adventures. This is a novel you can read over and over, and one you will want to. It tells of a fierce unconditional love, an unashamed zest for living, and a selfless generosity that warms your spirit.
I am enamored with this delightful novel, which has catapulted onto my list of favorite books. I cannot recommend Eternal on the Water enough. If it is possible, reading it will simply make you feel better, and it will renew your passion for living and loving.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.