What if you could choose your heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts? Thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU; a fatal walk into the path of a truck. In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was. Vivienne’s guardian angel, Noah, who may just be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through the confusion Vivienne experiences as she flounders between a doubt of life and the certainty of death. Although her visits to varied afterlives provide peace and beauty, choosing proves not so easy: Vivienne’s love for her young son and her earthly father pull her from her colorful journey—and from her divine love of Noah.
The nature of love, the variety and magic of life, unending hope, and the importance of saying goodbye are central to this uplifting tale.
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What would heaven looks like This book is very extra ordinary indeed. It is mesmerizing to read, powerful and unbelievable. I know that I ask myself what would heaven looks like. This story is somewhat answer my question. What a beautiful love story. One of a kind that I ever read. Now I know that true love always remain after death though this book is fictional. True love never dies because in heaven it will continue and never end this time. As a worker in a nursing home and saw many old residents dying, I wonder if this is what they see when their body will leave the earth. There is no pain, sorrow but happiness. What a very sweet and tragic read too. One of the sweetest book I read and loved it. If you are looking for an inspiration book, this book is beyond that.
Wow! "The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall" by author Shannon Kirk is a story of hope, love and heaven. I was not prepared for what I read although I hope that this is what is really takes place. I have read other books about heaven but, I was captured by this one from the very first page. I had to keep reading until I finished, only stopping when I really had to. I really got the chills more than once while reading this. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine
Be careful…when you are texting. Your inattention could be the death of you. Vivienne lay hovering on the brink of death, one foot in the land of the living and one foot with the dead. Noah, her dead, dream husband explains it to her. The scene made me think of a Supernatural episode, where Castielle says our Heaven is of our own making. Is there a Heaven? Does our life pass before our eyes? What would it look like? Who would you want there with you? What secrets would be brought to light after your death? And if there is a Heaven…what about Hell? The lovely pics sprinkled throughout are a nice touch and I love it. I am sitting in one of my favorite reading places, my patio and watering the lawn, even as the black clouds roll in, the thunder rumbling, and I am lost in Vivienne’s world, unable to quit reading. Shannon’s descriptive words draw me into this novel from the opening pages, her poetic words bring to life fantasy worlds full of vibrant colors, beauty and love, but the flowery prose becomes onerous for me, having me starting, stopping and rereading, but that is me. I think there are many readers who will LOVE it and get lost in the story too. This Heavenly love story is tragic, yet hopeful and very thought provoking. I voluntarily reviewed a free ARC copy of The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall from Shannon Kirk.
The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall Shannon Kirk Kirk takes readers on a highly conjectural journey between life and death in her new amazingly imaginative, gut wrenching and heartwarming novel. A tale that tells us love has power in death and beyond. Readers get a fly on the wall, in reverse perspective of her remarkable protagonist Vivienne Marshall, who we get to know using her visionary past, present and future trio of timelines via her eloquent, vivid fairy-tale like narrative. Her settings are whimsical her co-stars unforgettable, and her love is eternal constant makes this a keeper shelf, page-turner. In an instant Vivienne Marshall became a statistic, a 21st century cautionary tale when while texting she walks into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Extraordinarily while lying in her hospital bed precariously clinging to life she’s visited by Noah, her deceased first love who informs her he’s her guardian angel and he’s here to help her choose her perfect Heaven. But its not that easy for Vivienne, although what Noah is offering is tempting she doesn’t want to leave her young son Ivan.