“Pretty good end to the series; however, I would've liked to see how the baby ended up doing after all the build up of the prophecy.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Pretty good end to the series; however, I would've liked to see how the baby ended up doing after all the build up of the prophecy. ”Claire C wrote this review 1 hour ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
““What can I say to you that I haven't already said? What can I give you that I haven't already given? Is there anything of me that isn't yours already? My body, my mind, my heart, even my soul. Everything that is me belonged to you long before this, and it shall be yours long after this. I will follow you anywhere and everywhere you lead. I will keep you and anyone created with our love safe from all harm. From this day on, I choose you, my beloved, to be my wife. To live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side, and sleep in your arms; to bring out the best in you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. I promise to laugh with you in good times, to struggle with you in bad; to wipe your tears with my hands; to comfort you with my words; to mirror you with my soul; and savor every moment, happy or sad, until the end of our lives and beyond.”
― Jamie McGuire, Eden”
“Oops forgot to put this one up after I read it.
Had a love/hate relationship with this book. As with the others in the series, I thought the plot elements were interesting and made it worth reading but the main couple was awful. I left the book thinking this series would have been much better if it was told through the eyes of Ryan. ”
“GoodReads Synopsis: She had seen the unspeakable.
She would learn the unknowable.
Now, she would fight the invincible.
In the third and final installment of the Providence series, Nina Grey will marry the wrong man, carry the child that was never supposed to be born, and fight a war she can't win.
Faced with the impossible task of protecting his new wife and unborn child against the throes of Hell, Jared Ryel is allowed no mistakes. Pressured to return the Naissance de Demoniac to Jerusalem, he revisits St. Ann's to learn the answers were in front of him all along.
Together, they must survive long enough to let their child save them - and the world
My Thoughts: Picking up right where Requiem left off…Nina and Jared and planning their wedding.
Because there was such a long gap between Requiem and Eden…I couldn’t remember who was who or anything leading up to Eden. I found it necessary to go back and reread the last quarter of Requiem to refresh my memory. GoodReads says Requiem was published in 2011 but it sure felt longer ago than that.
Anyway…I just love Jamie McGuire’s writing! I still need to read Beautiful Disaster, but that’s another story…literally. McGuire brought this series to a beautiful and fitting end. Everything had been building to an earth shattering conclusion and the tension just keeps building and building trying to get to the Jerusalem…this would have made for an epic Summer Blockbuster in the movie theater! But such a let-down once they arrive…all this hurry-up and wait was killing me. Several times I would have thrown the book, had it not been my kindle.
But Nina didn’t let me down. I’d noted in a previous “review” that Nina just couldn’t “see the forest for the trees” and once again, she made a monumentally stupid choice which no one could talk her out of…her one main flaw. Seriously, this flaw should have killed her so many times in the past! OY! I get that she had to do it otherwise what Eli told Jared would not have come to fruition…but couldn’t it have happened in a way that didn’t make Nina look like such a bonehead??? Can you tell I really like Nina except for when she has to make a decision! That would be my only gripe about the series.
It’s hard to say goodbye to characters we enjoy and I did enjoy Nina and Jared. I am certain I will be revisiting them again in the future!
“After all of the trials, the fights for survival, Nina and Jared are married, have a baby. A great ending to a great series! Well written with so many well-defined characters, lots of tension, some humor, pain, loss....the series had it all!”Dianne wrote this review Monday, May 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow. It was better than the first one. I thought it was a good book until I got half way in to the book then it grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go. My heart wrenched, I laughed, I cheered, and I cried. If there were more than five stars to give, then I would.”Jenn wrote this review Thursday, May 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No