Title: Whispers in Eternity
Author: Jacinda Buchmann
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Life—the existence of truly living—doesn’t
begin until you close the door on the past.
My post-high school goals had been right on track—literally. But when the
doctors said that I could no longer run, I was faced with two choices—give up
or change direction.
Unexpectedly, singing became my new passion—a passion fueled by the most
gorgeous guy I had ever met.
I can’t say that I believe in love at first sight, but after meeting Gavin, I
can now say with certainty that I believe in recognition at first meeting.
He was unquestionably my soul mate.
Only one obstacle stood in our way.
He was a ghost.
Jacinda Buchmann lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She graduated from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, with a B.A. in elementary education and later received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, in school counseling. After spending several years as a teacher and later a school counselor, she now spends her time writing, any free chance she can get, that is, when she’s not spending time with her family or creating a new concoction in the kitchen.
I stared at
the guy, finding myself at a loss for words. I shouldn’t have stopped. I should
have kept on driving. I could have been home already, curled up in yoga pants,
warm and cozy on my bed, and doing homework. Instead, I was wet, shivering, and
trying to defend myself to some random stranger who was convinced I was there
to pillage a roadside memorial.
I could have simply retreated to the truck and driven away, but for some
deranged reason, I felt the need to proclaim my innocence. Refusing to back
down or cower, I returned his stare, trying to think of a proper comeback.
My mother often called me a “smart mouth.” I liked to think of myself
as quick-witted, but regardless, I found myself at a loss for words, captivated
by the twinkle in his eyes and the killer combination of a dazzling smile and
dimples. I had no idea guys that sexy even existed outside of Hollywood.
Then again, maybe he was from Hollywood. Something about him seemed familiar,
as though I’d seen him somewhere before. Or was it… I tried to picture the
few images I’d ever seen of Gavin McGregor. I had never really paid much
attention to the tabloids, but I realized that this guy kind of reminded me of
him. Maybe they were related.
Gathering my wits, I found the courage to speak. “I know this probably
looks weird, but I’m seriously not some crazed fan-girl, and I’m definitely not
here to steal this helmet. I was just driving by and decided to stop.
Seriously. I was curious about the writing on the cross and just wanted to see
what it said.” I pointed toward the dedication.
“Really.” His squinting, doubt-filled glare didn’t falter.
“Yes,” I said emphatically. “Really. Look for
yourself. You can’t read it all. The writing’s covered up.”
He continued to watch me closely, as though I might grab the helmet and dash
off with it, while he slowly circled around the cross to stand beside me. When
he stopped only a foot away, I had to remind myself to breathe. It was
ridiculous how nervous I was. After all, I didn’t know him and there was
certainly no need to impress him, but damn if he wasn’t absolutely the hottest
guy I had ever met—ever.
Standing with his arms crossed, he cocked his head to examine the inscription.
Finally, he nodded, pursed his lips, and made a guttural sound in his throat.
“Huh. Looks like you’re right, Snow White—the helmet’s covering the
Since we were almost the same height, I was able to meet his amused gaze
straight on when I replied, “Um, yeah. That’s what I just
The corners of his mouth turned up in a grin. “Well, it’s a good cover
story, at least.”
“It’s not a cover story. It’s the truth. I have no interest in this Gavin
McGregor guy. I mean…I do. I love his music, and I feel bad for his family.
I’m just not a—what did you call it? Oh yeah. A crazed fan-girl. That’s not my
The more I stared at him, the more I became convinced that he had to somehow be
related to Gavin McGregor. It had been a while since I’d seen a picture of the
late singer, but I was certain there was a resemblance.
“Not your style, huh? You’re telling me that you wouldn’t have been up at
the front of the stage, screaming and throwing yourself at him during a
“Nah. Screaming and throwing myself at someone has never been my thing. I would
have been the one sneaking into his dressing room backstage during the concert
to steal his favorite hat.” I spoke with as much seriousness as I could
muster, fighting to contain a smile. I had managed to push my nerves aside, and
I was proud of myself for my witty comeback.
He stared at me for a moment without blinking then finally broke into a smile.
“Okay. I get your point. You’re not here to steal the helmet.”
“Thank you. Now that I think about it, though, what are you doing
here? Maybe you’re here to steal it.”
With one eyebrow raised, he stared at me incredulously. “Seriously?
Do I really look like the type of guy who would be obsessed with some
pretty-boy pop star?”
“I don’t know… Maybe.” Were we flirting? I sensed my cheeks turning
red and hoped he didn’t notice.
It’s been almost a day since I finished reading “Whispers in Eternity” by Jacinda Buchmann and “GOD” am I happy I accepted this ARC.
A wonderful and touching Novel that was beautifully written. The author paid lots of attention to give those characters a lot of depth.
This was an emotional rollercoaster. If you would have asked me yesterday I would have given this Book 4 out of 5 Stars – because I was not satisfied with the end.
Then I remembered something another Author told me not long ago.
She had a real great book and it was just her way to End the story that I totally disagreed with. I wrote in my review respectfully all my emotions and I mean ALL of them and even though I only gave her 3 Stars ( I was REALLY mad because of the End) she ACTUALLY THANKED ME ?!…
Then she told me something precious that I did never consider when reading a book. She said that she did not mind disagreeing on the end of the story with me – she reached her goal in making me feel all those emotions and she appreciated that I took the time to share them with her.
AND you know what? That made me feel really bad – because I gave the book only 3 Stars – not because it was badly written – or the story was bad or whatever – NO I gave it 3 stars because I THOUGHT it should have ended differently … and that was wrong. I am not sure if I can explain completely what I mean – but I made up my mind afterwards that when I meet such a conflicting story, where I believe the end should have been different – I sleep on it.
And it helped … this book here is really 5 star worthy and I will have to just get over the end. Gavin and Noelle (hence the birthday ha ha) are really great together. They are such a wonderful couple. Also the “secondary” characters in this novel are really wonderful. And I will not give you any spoilers at all – just that I cried a lot but I mean if you read the Blurb that is not really a surprise … when a Girl falls for a Ghost – right ?
Please read this heartbreaking romance – it will be really worth it –
No scratch the “heartbreaking” ….
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