Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended i…more What if love refused to die?
Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
The Eternal Ones and I were meant to be. No really, we were! I’ll prove it: Haven Moore, the main character in this book is from a fictional town right outside of Unicoi, TN. Unicoi is about 3 hours away from where I live. Haven’s best friend in the book is Beau Decker. My husband’s name is Beau! So, now you see, right? We were meant to be! And on top of all of that, I loved it! There wasn’t much not to love. It was a very original concept and my eyes were glued to the page for every second of it!
Haven is a very likable character. She was a little naive, but what can you really expect with her strict Southern upbringing. Actually, my only complaint with this book has to do with Haven. So, let’s get it out of the way now, shall we? Haven’s back and forth drove me slightly crazy. I was completely exasperated with her through the middle to end parts of the book. Once you read it, you will know what I’m talking about. That being said, Haven’s poor choices didn’t detract from the story too much. I was still rooting for her and Iain and I wish we could have seen their relationship developed more. But wow did that keep me on the edge of my seat!
The shining star in The Eternal Ones wasn’t Iain, though. It was the charming Southern gentleman, Beau. Beau has been Haven’s best friend for a long time. They have always been outcasts of a sort, so of course, they stick together. I loved Beau! In fact, he was so good that he overshadowed Iain a bit. I have a feeling we will get to see Iain, the love of Haven’s lives, a lot more in the future.
I hold a special place in my heart for books that take place in the South. Most of the book does take place in New York City, but the first quarter, in Snope City, was a lot of fun for me. Kirsten Miller poked a little fun at some of the Southern eccentrics, (Don’t we all!) but most of it rang true. I loved Snope City and I can’t wait to hopefully read more about it.
Overall, The Eternal Ones was a sweeping romance, with plenty of mystery and suspicion thrown in. It has something for everyone!