Plagued with a horrible, deadly disease John must seek out treatment in hopes of curing this. Unfortunately the town’s doctor is well known for his love of leaching and John, having witnessed this, is not too thrilled about this prospective treatment.
The plot in this book was amazing. Although the book’s start was a bit slow it was well worth it. You get a lot of the detail in the beginning and a better understanding of the fear that John is holding within himself; in truth you almost share in it with him. After pestering the doctor for other possible cures, one other option is finally brought to light…but this option comes with a price. Now having opened this book, it seems a new disease is spreading through him. This one comes in a curse and now our well minded, good fellow, might actually consider the unthinkable. Now struggling with his conscience, and the demons who plague him with visions, John must decide which treatment he will partake in; to find a virgin that will do the unthinkable or to let the ever wonderful doctor leach his life one drop at a time.
For me the book held true to the writing style that makes Jaye Frances such an amazing author. There is always a lesson to learn, a demon within to face, and an amazing ending. I confess I read many reviews that found this book to be “scary”, I did not. In truth I found it to be creepy at times and even utterly disturbing at others; but I am sucked in and cannot wait to see what this amazing author holds in store for us next!!
"Alan loves the beach. More than a weekend respite, it is his home, his refuge, his sanctuary. And for most of the year, he strolls the sand in blissful solitude, letting nature—and no one else—touch him."
This book was a beautifully blunt descriptor of not only human selfishness but prejudice as well. Two things mankind collides with on a daily basis. Alan's perspective of things would be similar to most people. You put certain individuals into a group based on color, religion, or social standard; and you pick out the ones less desirable failing to realize that good and evil come in all colors and shapes. In the end your selfishness and your prejudice will be your undoing.
The one thing I really admire about the author is that she can show you one of life's hardest lessons in just a few pages. Jaye has a very unique way of describing the events and the ultimate outcome, saving the best part til the end. I'll admit even I did not catch it, rather I overlooked it until it was too late. :) Bravo!
I rather enjoyed the steady pace of the book. Although it was mildly aggravating, mainly because I wanted to know what was going to happen, I not once had the urge to put it down. I would recommend this book to all of my followers as well as friends.
Evan takes the same cruise every two years to relive that last happy memory he had with his wife. Wanda takes a ticket or two to hide every day just so she can send one or two waiting soldiers home for their last goodbye before deployment. This March, Henry and Alice will renew their vows for the 50th time.
These are just a few short examples of what you will find in Love Travels Forever. One of life’s biggest feet for most is finding love, keeping it, and learning to live on when it is gone. This book is filled with stories of such and much more. Some will bring you to the edge of tears while others will have you beaming with smiles, but all will have you turning the page, eager to read on.
This book along with its beautiful love stories gives you lessons as well. I do believe if I had to pick a favorite it would be A Love for Summer. I think that every adolescent girl should read that story, simply for its truth, and the lesson it holds. I won’t spoil it but for the way, we as girls, are raised today, it is a lesson we need to learn; and pass along to our daughters.
Jaye Frances did a beautiful job of bringing together these short, yet powerful stories of love, showing us every side of it. I highly recommend this book of short stories that will surely warm you heart and bring a smile to your face.
Oh the Possibilities of Amy, how I deeply enjoyed this book. I would say for me it describes that moment, in life, where you leave childish things behind; where you leave your innocence and find the courage to venture forward into something new.
I have to say, I loved the blunt honesty in this book……and the fact that I was laughing throughout most of it. It is hilarious, the way these boys act and Dave has the most amazing ability with sarcasm. I do believe the bathroom scene had me laughing the hardest. Mind you, I understand the anger, the fear, and the nerves going in to all of this but I think that is what makes me laugh even harder; remembering those teenage moments. (We all had them)
Although, the ending is not a happily ever after, I didn’t cry at all. It’s that one moment we all remember so well. The first kiss, the first time you were touched, the first time you fell in love, and no matter how much time goes by you never forget that. Absolutely wonderful read and I highly recommend it.
Jaye never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful writing and of course she has done it again.
In the beginning we have Dean setting out on a cruise in search of something great, or rather a great body to warm his bed. You get a brief encounter in the beginning of his wonderful brother (I am being completely sarcastic). I could not even get angry with this oaf of a man I could only laugh with brief moments of puzzlement. Really, how can someone be that dreadful?
From there you set sail on a magical cruise where the possibilities begin to present themselves. Now in the middle of a big decision, which way will Dean choose? As the reader, you get a front row seat to this man’s foolery and blindness to what is going on.
This book like the others had a wonderful lesson within the pages but I must say I had to laugh at this one. Dean is the center of all my laughter and the ending was epic. For all his promiscuous ways I would say it was fitting. I highly recommend this book and all of her others.
Review by Dani