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True Love at its Finest. The Waiting Room @Alysha Kaye


The Waiting Room

by Alysha Kaye

4 stars

What would you do for love? How far are you willing to go—to be with your one true love?
Are you willing to…..wait?

That’s the whole premise of The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye. A thought provoking and poignant novel about love, lost and longing. Meet Jude and Nina—the personification of what love is and should be. Strong. Unbreakable. Standing the test of time. Even through death.

Jude is quite suddenly taken away from his beloved wife and soul mate Nina at a young age. Instead of going to heaven, he is stuck in the Waiting Room. A room when souls go to be reborn in a sense. Reincarnation comes to mind. But here’s the kicker; Jude is an anomaly. His name his not called from the list and the people who work in the Waiting Room don’t understand why. So Jude watches and waits for Nina. 52 years he waits just to be reunited with his love. And it’s the most beautiful thing that I have ever read. Who wouldn’t want someone like Jude in their life? Showing that much love and devotion just to be reunited with you over and over again.

Through the entire book you witness this phenomenon happening. No matter what, Jude and Nina always come together in the many lives that they share. It’s like their souls are attracted to each other. They are never complete until they finally meet.
Did The Waiting Room have some problems? Yes it did. One being that Nina lived a whole 52 years without ever thinking about Jude the same way Jude was thinking about her. Watching as her life moved on without him in it. The second is that I wanted to know more about Nina and Jude life before the accident. There was only about 25% dedicated to their first cycle as lovers before it moves on to the different stories of their unbreakable bond and love. I wanted to see why these two were so special. What made their love that special that they were always able to find one another in each new cycle of reincarnation?

Other than that is was a lovely story. A great read at 196 pages. Alysha Kaye did an excellent job of portraying love and its meaning. I will definitely be reading more work from Alysha Kaye and so should you. Christmas is almost here. The Waiting Room would make a wonderful gift for the book lover in your family.

About the Author


Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She now teaches in Austin, TX and tries to squeeze in as much writing as possible between lesson planning. She dreamt about The Waiting Room once, and offhandedly wrote her boyfriend a love poem about waiting for him after death. Somehow, that became a novel.
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