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A love story that spans across continents and centuries.Julia Jones is an eighteen-year-old science prodigy with a big secret. After landing a prestigious internship with brilliant but eccentric Dr. Caleb Bertel, she is finally ready to move on from her mother's death. But after Julia revives Dr. Bertel from a near-fatal electrocution, strange things start to happen.WithouA love story that spans across continents and centuries.Julia Jones is an eighteen-year-old science prodigy with a big secret. After landing a prestigious internship with brilliant but eccentric Dr. Caleb Bertel, she is finally ready to move on from her mother's death. But after Julia revives Dr. Bertel from a near-fatal electrocution, strange things start to happen.Without warning, Dr. Bertel disappears. Then Julia receives threatening notes on her car, and someone has her followed. The young police officer assigned to the case, Austin Moore, believes the events are connected and asks her to help him solve the mystery of Bertel's disappearance. Instantly attracted to him, Julia agrees. Still, she knows that she has seen Austin somewhere before, if only she could put her finger on it.Will Julia uncover the mystery of Bertel's disappearance before it's too late, and does she dare trust Austin with her heart?...

Title : Eternal
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ISBN : 9781937458195
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 260 Pages
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Eternal Reviews

  • Patsy
    2019-04-04 07:38

    I found this blog because I was looking up on Google when the movie for "Eternal" would be out. Nada, as yet. :( I started reading the reviews and I agree with all, but one: I didn't see that the junior detective is 25 year old, like that one person who did not like the book wrote. It doesn't say that anywhere is the book. Julia asks him: “You’re a little young for a detective aren’t you?" “A little. I’m the junior partner,” he said with a wink. “Been in the force since I was out of high school. I’ve always been an overachiever.” I would not read a book who has a 25 year old man date an 18 year old! I would not have my eighteen-year-old and my twenty-year-old daughters read something like that! But that review below is not accurate.Austin did not join the force after college like the person wrote below. He did after high school. When we meet him and Julia, he continues going to college at night to become a philosopher... Of course he does!! He is the reincarnation of a well-known French philosopher from the middle age! What a great story! Then again, I am a fool for romance. I also love suspense!! It seems that the person below did not read "Eternal". After reading such a derogatory post below, as I absolutely loved the book, I signed up for this --just to write this review. But I will be visiting again. This is a cool site.

  • Brit Everdeen
    2019-04-12 00:02

    This is a scary story. I had a hard time putting this book down, because I wanted to know what was going to happen. Every chapter kept me guessing and wanting more. You really get into it as the girl Julia, sees her past life come back to haunt her. I don't want to give it away, because this is a heart pounding story. This girl is laid back. She is a scientist.Suddenly, her life changes after an accident takes place which kills her boss, Doctor Bertel. Julia is Bertel's assistant. She brings him back to life, using a defibrillator. After that all hell breaks loose. Bertel disappears and Julia gets attacked in the cemetery while visiting her mom during late hours. From that point on, she is chased by people who seem to be after her research with Doctor Bertel --it seems. I love the triangle. The ex-boyfriend 19 year old Tyler is good looking and sweet, but the young, gifted detective, 22 year old Austin seems to be her soul mate from a past life... Romantic, scary, captivating. I loved this book, and so did my 18 year old daughter, who made me read this. I don't always like those young adult books. This one, definitely!

  • Lindsay
    2019-04-18 07:41

    The concept of this book is so intriguing. A journey into preserving the soul for that chance to engage with our lost loved ones. The author seems to have done quite a bit of research for her writing and it shows. I am not a student of philosophy, so at times the scientific aspect of this book was a bit over my pleabian head.Julia was a strong and smart female lead, who also seemed to have that book smarts vs. common sense problem. She was like the girl in the horror movie that blindly heads into danger while you are screaming, "He's right behind you!". What is a good book without a little yelling at the characters? ;)Without giving away too much into the plot secrets, I felt that the transitions between the past characters to modern characters were a little cheesy and unrealistic. Julia felt too old for her 18 years. Her experiences and reactions to things seemed more like that of a 23 year old. I know this was in keeping with staying true to the couple of the past, but this is what kept it a good book and not a great book for me. However, it was a nice change of pace for me and really made me stop and think.

  • RebbieS.
    2019-03-27 07:55

    I found out about this book because I like to watch videos on You Tube, whenever I can take a break from an otherwise hectic day. I look for recording artists, as well as book trailers. I noticed that this had a lot of views. (Eternal Novel I think will bring this up on You Tube. If not, try Eternal Book. OR that is what brings it up on Face Book).Anyway, their trailer looks like a mini movie with some specials effects, so when I saw this on Face Book, I clicked to the Amazon site and bought the book. I just want to say that as much as the trailer was really intriguing, it doesn't render the book justice. "Eternal" is the single scariest novel I read in a long time. Yet, I would have my 13 year old nephew read it, because as suspenseful as it is, it is still not too scary for kids. I likes the fact that there was just a little bit of kissing and nothing else. As passionate and the two main characters may be, they act very appropriately. But the chemistry between them is palpable... What a great story, I log into the Face Book page now, every so often, to see if the author has anything new. Yes, a movie would be nice like I read in the social media.

  • RaShelle Workman
    2019-04-08 07:01

    ETERNAL is the tale of a couple whose love is so strong it reaches through the ages ~ a thousand years.Favorite line: "...all humans must be vigilant in the maintenance of their souls and, therefore, their search for truth."

  • Kayla Beck
    2019-04-16 05:38

    Review originally posted at Bibliophilia, PleaseEveryone has a guilty pleasure, and romance novels are one of mine. They aren't always my thing, but sometimes they serve as a really great palate cleanser to prevent burnout from all of the science fiction and fantasy that I read. H.G. Nadel's Eternal was exactly the book that I've been needing.Eternal is about a young girl named Julia who has just lost her mother and is working as a summer intern/research assistant at a forensic pathology lab in California. The book reminds me of M.J. Rose's The Reincarnationist series because of the strange dreams the main character, Julia, has about a girl in medieval times who looks just like her. These dreams begin to occur after an accident in the lab with her mentor, Dr. Bertel, and her meeting Detective Austin Moore, who is working the case. There is a bit of mystery and suspense in the novel surrounding the strange circumstances of Dr. Bertel's disappearance from the hospital and the strange attacks on Julia that begin to occur.I'll be upfront with you - yes, there is the instalove, but I think you can gather that for yourself from the book's synopsis. However, I don't hate it like most people when I'm fully aware of what I'm getting from the start. It's romance - they're going to fall in love at some point in the novel. Eternal's romance was sweet and clean, so there weren't any raunchy scenes for me to skip over. (Thank Bob!)As for the writing of Eternal, I first have to admit that it is one of the best independent novels that I've ever read. However, it did have some of the flaws that sometimes pop up in a debut. There were some scenes that felt a bit clunky, but they were few. I think it had to do with the transitioning from danger to safety, but it was nothing so terrible that it completely threw off the pacing of the novel. (I was able to read the whole book in two sittings.) Nadel shows a lot of promise, and I will be looking into more of her work in the future.All in all, Eternal was a very enjoyable YA romance, and fans of the genre will likely adore the novel. It is the right combination of romance, mystery, betrayal, and suspense that will keep readers engaged and turning the pages.To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a copy of the book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.

  • Sara Strand
    2019-04-02 04:48

    OK, this is kind of a suspense/mystery/paranormal/romance all in one. If you like cross genre books with enough story making you wonder what the eff is actually going on, this one is for you. I will warn you right up front that some of the speech or how things written felt a little different to me, but it's not enough to make you say to hell with it all and give up on it. Also weird is that I just finished the book Beautiful Creatures (in time for the movie, of course) and the romance aspect of it was kind of similar whereas both couples are essentially soul mates and have had several lifetimes together but one or both of them screw it up and so they re-live it until they get it right.. kind of. So that alone is kind of interesting because you're waiting to see if Julia and Austin figure it out this time. And while Dr. Bertel and others are essentially possessed by .. demons??, it kind of feels more like zombies. Because their mannerisms and how they speak made me think of zombies which also is different from what I have read before. I know zombies are all the rage and while these aren't really zombies, that's what I kept feeling like they really were. I loved the story overall, finished it rather quickly because it's under 300 pages so that's basically an afternoon delight for me. I also love that the characters are developed enough for the story, but there is room left to grow for what will be a trilogy. A lot of things are either left hanging or finished in a way that there clearly could be more and that there should be, but you aren't left feeling pissed off that an author just gave up on this book. But my favorite part of this book is the look back in time. Not only are we reading Julia and Austin's modern day romance and story, but they are the reincarnate of Abelard and Heloise who is like the French version of Romeo and Juliet. They obviously have a tragically sad and horrific story and it's kind of replayed in modern day, which is a really cool twist for a book. Not many authors can wrap two stories into one seamlessly that requires you not to think to hard, and H.G. Nadel does it well. Totally impressed with that and frankly, that kind of made the book for me.

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2019-03-30 05:05

    This is going to be hard to review without giving too much away but I will say that the history nerd in me really loved how this story wasn't just about any couple in time, about any reincarnation of sorts, but rather about a very famous couple in French history. A classic french tale of a Romeo and his Juliet, the tale of Abelard and Heloise.I don't want to give anything away but, their tale is very much a tragedy and one that still involves a lot of mystery and intrigue to this day as very little is really truly known about their relationship. All that is left of their tale are some “love letters” and a man claiming to be their son and a whole lot of maybes.This is so much more than just a tale of reincarnation though or even the tale of Pierre and Heloise. Yes it is about Austin and Julia, their current life and what brings them together once more. But it is also about science (which is funny considering that is what Pierre and Heloise discussed most in their letters to each other in real life) and two people brought together, both grieving and both dappling in something that was probably better left alone. Something that not only brought Julia and Austin together but something that has changed the lives of many around them.Again, I don't want to say too much but there is definitely a paranormal element to this. One involving past lives, demons, possession, ghosts, old grudges, conspiracies and so much more that I can't even get into without giving away too many spoilers.This really wasn't what I was expecting from this read at all, I was expecting just another average story about two people reunited over time. A tale about destiny and meant to be's.I really loved the author's take on Heloise and Pierre and the obvious research she did into their story while make it true to the actual story but still giving it (obviously) a different twist in time (both then and now). It was different but in a good way. It made the story interesting and kept me wanting to read on. There were twists I didn't expect and things I didn't see coming.As for the ending, I am not sure what to think of that, other than maybe a sequel is in the works? I can only hope that is what it means.

  • Stephanie Ward
    2019-04-03 06:59

    'Eternal' is a young adult fantasy romance novel that tells the story of Julia Jones - a summer intern at a prestigious California university in the science department. She is still mourning the loss of her mother the previous year and finds herself questioning her belief in the afterlife and souls - which is part of the reason she took the internship to begin with. When her boss, Dr. Bertel, is electrocuted and is resuscitated with Julia's help - only to later go missing - Julia must unravel the mystery behind his odd behavior, along with her own feelings about death and what happens after someone has passed on. On top of all these things, Julia has the strangest connection to the young detective assigned to Bertel's case. Austin Moore is a complete stranger to Julia, yet she feels a deep connection to him - like she's known him forever. This was a really interesting story that deals with lots of heavy issues alongside the romance aspects of the book. The time travel and the soul mate concepts aren't new, especially to the YA genre. I liked reading about the different lives of Julia and Austin and how they lived in each one. The idea of true love and soul mates is intriguing and very romantic, so I did like that part of the novel. The characters seemed a bit flat and stereotypical to me, so I wasn't really able to closely identify with any of them. There's a bit of mystery to the plot, so I liked trying to figure out what was going on before the character realized it. The writing style was well done and flowed at a good pace. There really wasn't anything overly unique about this book that would make it stand apart from others like it in the genre, but it has a solid plot with good writing - which makes it a definitely worthwhile read for me. Recommended for fans of YA fiction, time travel, and romance.Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    2019-04-09 03:52

    3.5 stars. "Eternal" is the kind of story that you sink down into and read in only a handful of sittings. This book is compulsively readable. It's fairly fast paced and has some interesting twists and turns that definitely kept me on my toes! This book is a sort of retelling, sort of continuation of the story of the love affair of the French priest, Pierre Abelard and his love affair with the beautiful Heloise, who was a science prodigy in her own right. We don't get to find out much more about Pierre and Heloise other than they find themselves in forbidden love. I'm not sure that this story is one that young adult readers would know much about and I think it would have been really helpful to know more about the love story and why it was forbidden in order to show that in the present day story in this book that Austin and Julia don't just fall into the sort of insta-love that seems to be prevalent in a lot of young adult books. It also would have filled in some of the holes in this story, I think.I really liked the character of Julia. I think a lot of times, female characters in love stories, especially younger female characters can suffer from "damsel in distress" syndrome where they need to be saved by some big, strong guy character. Julia at least tries to save herself because she doesn't seem to want to be a bother to anyone else. I appreciated that about her. I also appreciated that she is a genuinely smart person. I think she would be a great role model for young adult readers. She is a science prodigy and definitely enjoys and is not shy about being really smart, which is also very cool for a young adult character.I really enjoyed all twists and turns in the book.Bottom line: a pretty good book with a strong female lead!

  • Carrie Ardoin
    2019-04-19 05:41

    1.5 STARSIt's late, I just finished this, and I didn't love it, so please forgive my brief review.Eternal started off OK and with a bit of originality, but before long, I saw that there were elements I hated in there:-Insta-love/soul mates.-Girl who doesn't know she's beautiful/is oblivious to everything-Girl who makes bad decisions even though she has a high IQ.It's hard for me to put into words everything that turned me off about Eternal without giving away spoilers. By the end, the thread the story was hanging on completely fell apart. I understand that when reading supernatural fiction novels you are expected to have to suspend your disbelief a bit, but the events that occurred brought up so many questions that are impossible to answer.The characters weren't deep at all, and I didn't connect with Julia, our heroine. She's fresh out of high school, and the paramour Austin's age is never mentioned...but he is a DETECTIVE who's finished college. She mentions she's barely 18, and I'm putting him at around 25? Bit creepy to me.As I said, the plot points that I disliked were not things I can really divulge. This is looking like it's gonna be a series, but I'm not interested in what happens to these characters at all.

  • Trimble
    2019-04-17 05:56

    Due to her summer internship which included some controversial research with a brilliant scientist, Julia's life is about to take a turn for the extraordinary and unbelievable. Nadel really stretches the imagination with the possibilities that are considered and explored in their studies. The plot thickens with each turn of the page, and things become pretty intense, especially in the last half of the book. There are some seriously passionate characters in this story and some who really get in your head, making it a little difficult to sleep at night if you're one with a vivid imagination. As the events switch between past and present, you see an increased depth to several of the characters and they become even more interesting and alive. Eternal is an outstanding tale similar to Romeo and Juliet, with a scientific addition and a paranormal twist that will appeal to both male and female audiences ages 16 and older.For full review go to

  • Darlene
    2019-04-12 06:39

    What a great story! You're there every step of the way with that girl. She is just completely messed up, you tell yourself. How is she, this little kid who's afraid of her own shadow going to deal with the shadows of the night? Demons...She becomes someone else. It happens progressively, but she steps up eventually. She has so many qualities and so many flaws, that you don't know which one of all those good reasons, should make you love her. But you do. You want her to grow. You know that she can. You want her to win. The boys in her life have everything as well. Tyler is great but you just don't feel that he is good enough for her. He is smart, but never asks her about science. Austin is to Julia what Edward is to Bella. Spoiler: very young, but quite an overachiever, detective Austin Moore shared a past life with Julia. He is back reincarnated as a junior detective, but so is the demon from their past!

  • Andrea
    2019-04-17 01:46

    2.5 out of 5 ratingI love a good love story and I love paranormal books so I thought this would be right up my alley. Unfortunately, it was all a little blah to me. The plot was somewhat unique. The idea of how Julia saves everything is definitely different. But I felt that a lot of the thoughts and saying of the characters were very cheesy. I liked that Julia was really smart and embraced her intelligence. That being said, her choice of friends and boyfriends were lacking. I didn't really see the appeal of them at all. Austin was okay, I guess, but his attraction to her right from the beginning given the age difference was a little creepy. I think if the writing was stronger and some of the plot areas were tightened up, this could be a hit book. Just the way it is now didn't really do it for me and I found myself struggling to make myself finish it.

  • Maria
    2019-04-17 05:40

    We meet Julia Jones, an 17 year old scientist who is doing an internship with Dr. Caleb Bertel. She is smart and dedicated to helping Dr. Bertel on their not unlike Dr. Frankenstein experimental tactics.Dr. Bertel is nearly killed when electrocuted and Julia brings him back to life. Suddenly the doctor has disappeared, Julia starts receiving threats and she is being followed. 21 year old police officer Austin Moore is assigned to the case and together they try to figure out the bizarre reappearance and disappearance of Dr. Bertel.Julia and Austin are also having the same dream where they see each other as Heloise d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard french lovers who were savagely torn apart many, many, many years ago.Great quick story that covers all genres of science fiction, romance, mystery, drama. Perfect for ages 13 and up. There is quick kissing but that is about it.

  • Liz
    2019-03-29 01:04

    I won this book in a Goodreads Firstreads giveaway.This book had an interesting concept with Bertel and Julia's research. While it was action packed, the book seemed to lack a bit of detail and the characters seemed a little flat. The romance was also in there but it could have used more of it, I think the book would have benefited from being longer, letting readers get to know the characters more. The concept of reincarnation was fabulous, and the dreams Julia and Austin both had made it exciting and really pulled the reader in, it made me think of the book whenever I was not reading it. All in all, it was a good book and by the sound of it, there might be sequel. If there is a sequel, I will track it down. C:

  • lucky lady
    2019-03-28 06:44

    this is just by far the best book! i fell in love with Austin. i also was totally into abelard. austin was a french philosopher in a past life. then there is Tyler he's totally hot too! thought i would have a hard time choosing too. i know that she'll go for Austin it's abelard and Héloise again. i read all about those two after i finished the book. this is goig to be a blockbuster movie!! Julia is not perfect. i would give her some feedback if she was my friend. ut your happy she fights back. she is really smart and cares about her friends.

  • Alyson
    2019-04-11 03:45

    This is the first romantic fiction book that Brad's company has distributed (that I know of). Naturally I was thrilled to see it and wanted to read it!This would be a really good book to read at Halloween (or anytime). It has demons possessing people which is something I have NEVER read before. Fortunately it never felt evil or dark. It is after all a young adult novel. It had a unique and clever plot, as well as a sweet romance. The author left it open for a sequel. It was fun to read! It made sitting in the dentist office even more enjoyable!

  • Rene Bordelon
    2019-04-08 06:56

    I really enjoyed Eternal. I found it to be a fast paced, interesting supernatural love story with a twist. I liked the fresh and thought provoking take on the supernatural elements mixed in with past lives reconnecting. Julia is a likable, strong, smart and brave heroine and the hero Austin is a great match for her in terms of intelligence and bravery. You can't help but to root for them as they fight evil together despite a twisted love triangle that they are entangled in. The bad guys are really bad and very scary! It's a very entertaining book and I heartily recommend it!

  • Jeanmarie Boscomb
    2019-04-08 06:54

    I really liked this book. I have been juggling with work and my two boys' very hectic schedule, so this is such an easy, but nicely written, compelling read. You just have to know what is going to happen to Julia. She is so vulnerable. She is shy and sweet --and a bit cowardly. But she has to completely re-invent herself and fight! She embraces science -- which she is a genius in and in spite of her analytic mind, gains a new insight about God. I am a Christian and I really like how she gets to scientifically prove that God exists!

  • Sophia Johnston
    2019-04-07 04:50

    This is a thriller. Scary... She gets attacked... She gets followed. Her boss is not longer himself.Her friends seem to "turn" on her. This is very, very fast paced. You keep on turning the pages.I read a lot, but every time I need to make it count, because of everything else I do. I start books and never finish them. Like the rest of you on this site can totally relate to, I'm sure! Not this one. I would even pick up the next volume. Good stuff.

  • Mary Maison
    2019-03-25 03:38

    Great fiction! I couldn't put it down. First time in a long time that I have read a young adult book with a strong heroine. Usually, they are strong but fall so hard for the guy that they forget about themselves. Also, it made me go to the clasics and read Abelard and Heloise. Love struck lovers in the past and in the present. Great read!

  • Jewel Vargas
    2019-04-15 04:06

    I have to see the movie! This is the best book I have read in a long time. Totally scary, surprises after surprises, completely unexpected ending. You want more! I want more to read for sure!! So they say there will be a movie on Twitter, I can't wait!

  • Jenn
    2019-04-08 05:08

    Yippee! Just won this in a Goodreads Firstreads giveaway! Best Valentine's Day gift EVER! ;0) Can't wait unti it arrives!

  • Lindsay
    2019-04-18 02:41

    The cover is very misleading, it looks like Twilight or something, and only after you've read the book does the cover make sense. It was better than I was expecting, but I didn't love it.