on December 5, 2006
Alexandra Devereaux is a connoisseur of beauty and quality in every aspect of her life from art to love... She seeks validity of her own values - peace, sensuality beyond description, connections at the deepest human levels,and shared life pursuits in the man she will love for eternity... and will settle for no less. Her road to her beloved Sid, laced with the dreams of every woman, will both pierce the heart and bathe in glorious hope the reader who seeks her own such journey....
on December 4, 2006
The book "I Will Wait for You: Eternal Bliss" was well written and very enjoyable to read. This was a very intriguing, romantic, and inspiring story. With each page I was brought deeper and deeper into the lives & emotions of each character. I felt as though I was within the story and could relate to at least one of the characters experiences within the book. I became so involved with the story that I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book to anyone, it is a great read!!!
on July 25, 2010
The ultimate expression of human longing, short and sweet, magical and completely captivating, I WILL WAIT FOR YOU is simply delightful! The subject matter fascinates me. Like many great books, this one defies categorization. This book isn't for everyone due to the subject matter, but...the narration of this novel grips the reader first from the beginning, then its beautiful descriptions of Colorado and Ireland place you in Alexandra and Sid's shoes. A magical journey where every human being speculates, imagines, questions and prays for, weaves us a marvelous story.
This story has such an esoteric and haunting quality that it would be a crime not to let oneself be captivated by it. A truly "Timeless Romance", the ecstasy of love and the tragedy that it seems only fleeting on earth gives us hope that the "real thing" does last, not only on earth but forever. If you are enchanted with rapturous euphoric love, you will enjoy this book many times over. I have never read a book which made me feel the main characters' hopes and desires as strongly as if they were my own. I was wondrously lost in each page. Is Sid's death ultimately the only way for these unrequited lovers to be reunited? This is a beautifully poignant love story in which the longing they have for each other is palpable. A bittersweet sadness permeates the later pages of this book, as Sid and Alexandra pass through life, each a shadow on the consciousness of the other. One only hopes that they find in the hereafter, what they were denied in this life. What one's desperation, coupled with the conviction of true love, can do to change everything you know about life. Pirrung writes to the heart and to the heart of the matter. The characters, the aura, this book was filled with tragedy, hope, determination, and especially a lot of LOVE. This is one of the reasons that I like Pirrung's work so much, I know I am always in for a ride. Sid finds that life, as he knew it, had irrevocably changed and turned out to be the catalyst that changed his immediate reality. The effect that this has on him, his life, and those whom he loves is what gives the book its substance. It is this altered reality, however, that makes his new life more meaningful and bearable. The ending delivered a great twist that left me speechless but with a sense of satisfaction, bittersweet, to some, maybe, but beautiful, euphoric and ultimately romantic to me. The characters are alive and real; the settings are irresistible and enchanting. The great disappointment to me was that when the book was over, I had no magical way to stay in the world it created for me....except to read it again.
The author is good at prodding the reader to look past familiar, past assumptions and expectations, to try to see, like turning black and white into Technicolor, like going from numb to feeling and experiencing. She produced a sense of euphoria, a sense that everything will be okay, no fear, a sense that when we die God will REALLY be there, waiting with all of our loved ones and that LOVE WILL NEVER DIE!! Pirrung has a gift for "What if" kind of stories that are evocative of daydreams that somehow seem possible.
I wouldn't dismiss this book because it is listed under "fantasy" or because it is a love story or because it could be listed under "paranormal". It is so much more than any one genre. It is a short and sweet, relatively simple pick-me-up, a book of hope and dreams come true, a lesson we have been taught in church all of our lives, life and love are ever lasting. If you are a hopeless romantic, this one is for you! I see life in a whole different light. Pay attention to whispers you "think" you hear!