Emotional, Endearing : Eternal on the Water


It’s not everyday that I can begin a book review with that word.

eternal on the water reviewThis morning I finished reading the latest release from Joseph Monninger, “Eternal on the Water”.


That’s right, I am almost completely speechless. I worry that the words I use to describe this book will not do it justice. This book that is part The Notebook,, part Mr. Hollands Opus, and part Romeo and Juliet.

A love story that is based on Yeti love. Being in a universe, on a continent, in a country, in a state, in a county, on a river, in a small yellow boat. All of these things had to happen in order for Mary Fury and Jonathan Cobb to meet and fall in love.

The love story that transcends borders. Beginning on a river in Maine, to Indonesia, to Yellowstone and back. Their love was so sudden and so right, that they would follow each other anywhere and promise each other anything.

When Mary’s life takes a turn, she vows to bow out gracefully on the river she loves and where they fell in love. She makes Cobb promise that they will return together for one last farewell.

I began crying on page 325 and didn’t stop for 30 minutes after the last page was read.

By far my favorite passage in this book.. “..We don’t fear birth, so why do we fear death so much? No one knows where we were before we came into the world. After we leave the world, we’ll be okay, too.”

Inspiring, emotional, endearing. Three simple words to describe this book.

Because this book touched in a way that not many books have, I want to share it with you, my readers.
I am giving away my copy of Eternal on the Water for your reading pleasure.

To enter you MUST:

  • Leave a comment with your favorite love story.

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The contest will end February 24th at 3pm EST *Open to US residents only*

“Pedal down, live it all.”

This book can be purchased at Amazon.com

*Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book for review from Simon & Schuster.*


  1. I would love to win this book…
    My favorite love story of all time is actually a movie, called ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’. It’s also a novel. Speaking strictly novel-wise, I also love the underlying love story between Ray and Susie in ‘The Lovely Bones’…and the story in ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  4. Oooh a new book to make me cry! Awesome! I love those.

    My fav love story would have to be… Claire and Jaime’s love in the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.
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  6. My favorite love story is Dr. Zhivago. I’d love to read this book; the reviews have been great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Hi –

    No need to enter me – I also received a review copy and I loved this book! Great review!
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  8. I like Love and Summer : A Novel
    by William Trevor

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  11. My favorite love stor right noe is Dear john, Nicholas Sparks
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  14. My favorite love story is a book by James Patterson called Sunday’s at Tiffanys. I am going to do a review on my blog tomorrow. It will make you cry. I would love to read this book!!!!

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  17. I loved The Notebook
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  20. My favorite love story was The Notebook. I also really liked A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.

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  23. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    I have to say I was the same way you described (being in tears) while reading Bridges of Madison County by Waller. I had to stop several times as I was crying so hard I couldn’t see the pages. I think books that affect us this way are few and far between.

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  26. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I just read the book-Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff , that I really enjoyed

  27. My favorite is The Notebook.

  28. I just got done reading “Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah this week-end-I pulled an all nighter reading the book-

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  31. my favorite love story is the Notebook! Your review sounds wonderful, now I gotta read the book!
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  34. melissa n says:

    Great review! I love “The Notebooke” love story – I have to admit that it made my husband teary eyed. *lol*

  35. My favorite Love story would have to be The Notebook! I loved that book!

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  38. Romeo and Juliet – of course!

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