I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Heart of Eternity on January 15th 2014
When you are invited to dance with the muse of love, when you are driven to the edge by the pain of the past, when you hold the remedy for what ails you in your arms you will find yourself in the heart of eternity.
Set in the Blue Mountain’s town of Blackheath in New South Wales, Australia, the novel Heart of Eternity introduces two very different characters, Jay and Naida, who encounter each other at a challenging time in each of their lives. Their individual expressions of the feelings they provoke in each other give rise to a turmoil that could ultimately claim their lives. When two people understand so deeply the pain each other has faced will it force them into the abyss of darkness or will their combined need for healing allow love to enter both their hearts?
The YAY: I enjoy books where you feel like you’re learning something. I really liked the entire soul searching, mind over matter portions of this. I have actually read quite a lot about this type of thing so I felt like these portions of the book stood out quite a bit, in a good way.
The Nay: Something just isn’t working for me here. I honestly think that it sounds like the characters are all one voice. I wasn’t able to distinguish between who was speaking unless N. Jay wrote so and so says such and such. The voice of Naida for an early twenty something seemed way advanced. Now, I’m not saying people in their 20’s cannot be intelligent but it nearly sounded like Naida was trying to write prose in her mind. Maybe it’s that where I live nobody has a huge vocabulary so it was shocking to see these words come out of Naida’s mouth but when Naida is speaking with her parents in the beginning the difference between her and her father’s language was almost non-existent. It could have been the same person speaking.
Later in the book I get to know a bit more about Naida and can start to see who she is and once that beginning hump was over I was able to fully commit and enjoy the story and both characters.
All in all the story is quite interesting and I think if you’re into the mystical and a bit paranormal romance that this book will be right up your alley. If you’re like me and struggle with the beginning don’t think of Naida as this early 20 year old, think of her as an old soul with a huge vocabulary. I wound up being able to enjoy it much more that way!