Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles—widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son—are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever. But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren—consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering—develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out. Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving, Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.”
I can’t be frustrated, because, it’s literally the exact idea for my Fates manuscript, but with enough changes to not be my Fates project (if that makes any sense). I’m now desperate to read this book, most of me wondering why Ms. Horn has made the choices she has (mainly, allowing the protagonist to have children). Also, while faith has literally no role in my book whatsoever, I think it will be much more pronounced in this title.
While it might seem strange, I’m hoping to dust off my Fates manuscript next year and see if it might be time to finally release it. Yes, I need an editor and cover, etc., however, having not looked at it in 5 years or so, I’m kind of fascinated to see what past Courtney has produced.
(Yes, I will be reviewing the above book, just as soon as I can get my hands on it).