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.
Whispers was quick to read with a relateable main character. Her reactions to the discovery of a previously unknown heart condition were especially honest. I also enjoyed that the writer actually took the time to show Noelle in the hospital before and after the op. I thought the relationship between Noelle and Gavin was quite beautiful, touching as it did on the complications of loving someone dead. In addition, I thought her actual friendships were well drawn and meaningful.
If I had any complaints, it would be regarding the character's ditching of her old life so quickly and the coincidence of her having the heart of the ghost boyfriend. Another minor complaint is down to the passage of time. Months, even years, pass in this book and while it's not badly written, it really hurts the ending.
But all in all, a really good read that I can certainly recommend
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.