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The third and final novel in Paullina Simons' unforgettable End of Forever saga concludes Julian and Josephine's heartbreaking love story that has spanned lifetimes. They were ready for anything...except the end Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save The third and final novel in Paullina Simons' unforgettable End of Forever saga concludes Julian and Josephine's heartbreaking love story that has spanned lifetimes. They were ready for anything...except the end Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save the woman to whom he is permanently bound. Together, Julian and Josephine must wage war against the relentless dark force that threatens to destroy them. This fight will take everything they have and everything they are as they try once more to give each other their unfinished lives back. As time runs out for the star-crossed lovers, Julian learns that fate has one last cruel trick in store for them--and even a man who has lost everything still has something left to lose.


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The third and final novel in Paullina Simons' unforgettable End of Forever saga concludes Julian and Josephine's heartbreaking love story that has spanned lifetimes. They were ready for anything...except the end Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save The third and final novel in Paullina Simons' unforgettable End of Forever saga concludes Julian and Josephine's heartbreaking love story that has spanned lifetimes. They were ready for anything...except the end Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save the woman to whom he is permanently bound. Together, Julian and Josephine must wage war against the relentless dark force that threatens to destroy them. This fight will take everything they have and everything they are as they try once more to give each other their unfinished lives back. As time runs out for the star-crossed lovers, Julian learns that fate has one last cruel trick in store for them--and even a man who has lost everything still has something left to lose.

30 review for Inexpressible Island

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com ‘Together they walked through fire. Together they walked through ice. The whole world and all that was in it was their Inexpressible Island.’ Nothing can quite prepare you for the End of Forever Saga, penned by master storyteller Paullina Simons. Inexpressible Island is the third and last book in the series, which allows Paullina Simons to draw the final curtain on this intrepid trilogy. A story of heartbreak, commitment, endurance, friendship, connections *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com ‘Together they walked through fire. Together they walked through ice. The whole world and all that was in it was their Inexpressible Island.’ Nothing can quite prepare you for the End of Forever Saga, penned by master storyteller Paullina Simons. Inexpressible Island is the third and last book in the series, which allows Paullina Simons to draw the final curtain on this intrepid trilogy. A story of heartbreak, commitment, endurance, friendship, connections and the eternal flame of love, this tale will touch your soul. Inexpressible Island begins with a few lead in questions. Where will all this lead us? Where will this end? These are the vital questions that form the very backbone of the End of Forever Saga, which now enters its third and final stage, with the release of Inexpressible Island. For the hero of this tale, Julian, he is sure that he still loves Josephine more than ever. However, Julian is now a broken man both physically and mentally. Julian knows that time is ticking away for him. He continues to battle against time, fate and life itself. Despite this, Julian thinks he has just one more lifeline, a chance to get back to Josephine and claim the love of a woman he cannot forget. Inexpressible Island sees Julian thrust into a world of war, battles, danger and dark forces. It is a fight that Julian must complete if he is ever to life a life with his dear love. These ill-fated lovers must compete against the terrible hands of fate that continually deal them with blow after blow. But Julian is prepared to give everything up and all he has for the chance to be with his love. What an explosive end to such a phenomenal saga! Inexpressible Island seems to go that one step further than the previous novels. It was gratifying from the open to close. It was heartbreaking to see poor Julian, a character I have come to know and love from the previous two books, so broken and destroyed. However, I had my faith in Julian and I knew he was such an extraordinarily protagonist, that he would be able to find just one last ounce of energy to leap forth again to reach his forever love. Inexpressible Island further reiterated the power of this love connection, but also of Julian’s personal strength. Simons extends further upon her characters in this last issue. She cements their personalities and achievements once and for all. What I also appreciated were the truly deep friendships that are further entrenched in this last installment. It was a bonus extra to this ongoing love story. There is no doubt that Paullina Simons is a writer made for grand and unforgettable love stories. She again demonstrates her prowess in this department and I was unable to criticise her work in romance stakes here. I don’t think I have encountered such passion, or a sheer commitment to love before this series. Inexpressible Island cements the ground work of the previous two issues and takes the power of this love that one step further. It really does lift your spirits high. Oh, if only we all had a Julian in our lives! What carried this particular issue in the series to great heights for me was the historical landscapes conjured up by Simons. I feel I am unable to go into too much detail in this area, for fear of venturing into spoiler territory. However, I loved the insertion of the Blitz in London. The detail and period information, as well as the scene specific world building was quite spectacular. Informed clearly by the author’s commitment to research, it definitely took this novel over the line. Simons makes a full revolution to the starting point by the time Inexpressible Island reaches its inevitable conclusion. By the time you close this book after a surprising but worthy ending, you will be shocked by everything that has been thrown at you. From worlds afar, unclaimed lands, dangerous time periods, friends, enemies, expeditions into the unknown, sacrifice and above all pure love, it is an unforgettable experience. Add Inexpressible Island, along the previous two exceptional novels to your reading list, if you are open to panoramic love stories, with a difference. *I wish to thank Harper Collins Australia for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.

  2. 5 out of 5

    SissiReads

    I cannot tell you much of what happened in this book because EVERYTHING is a plot twist and you have to read it and experience it yourself, but what I can tell you is I have never read anything like this, and I am quite certain I will never read anything remotely as perfect as this trilogy ever again. What Paullina has given us is an epic adventure that goes beyond universe and time. What she has given us is her best to date. Everything that has happened in this series blows my mind. I often I cannot tell you much of what happened in this book because EVERYTHING is a plot twist and you have to read it and experience it yourself, but what I can tell you is I have never read anything like this, and I am quite certain I will never read anything remotely as perfect as this trilogy ever again. What Paullina has given us is an epic adventure that goes beyond universe and time. What she has given us is her best to date. Everything that has happened in this series blows my mind. I often wonder how did she even come up with a story like this? How how how? But she did it. She did it beautifully and gracefully. And I thank her for giving us so much and so much more. • I don’t know how best to describe what I am feeling right now. I am at loss of words or shall I say words are not adequate or enough in this occasion to say how much I love this series. Epic, dramatic, romantic, mystical, heart-wrenching, year-jerking, humorous, life-changing, etc. What are words in this occasion? How can I tell you how much I love it? It is a romance, but it is so much more than a romance. It is love, it is friendship, it is family, it is fate, it is destiny, it is making choices, it is making the right choice and it is making the wrong choice, it is life. • I feel quite overwhelmed with my emotions today as you can tell. Paullina’ books do this to me every single time. I am just so overwhelmed! • Books give life to everything and I thank you Paullina for letting me live so many different lives through your books. • Words are not adequate in this occasion. I will leave it here. Thank you Paullina for giving us Julian. What a story, WHAT A STORY!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦

    "How does a man live, when he must live without the thing he can't live without?" What a perfect conclusion to this epic series! Once again the narrator Jeremy Arthur was outstanding. I am going to say right up front that I am shocked this series has not received more attention. This epic saga is well worth the three-book commitment and each audio book was simply fabulous! I am saddened that the publisher does not even have the proper editions listed on Goodreads. (Where is the audio book? "How does a man live, when he must live without the thing he can't live without?" What a perfect conclusion to this epic series! Once again the narrator Jeremy Arthur was outstanding. I am going to say right up front that I am shocked this series has not received more attention. This epic saga is well worth the three-book commitment and each audio book was simply fabulous! I am saddened that the publisher does not even have the proper editions listed on Goodreads. (Where is the audio book? There are only Audio CD's listed.) Each book is well worth an Audible credit and the series as a whole was just phenomenal. In this final book in the series, Julian travels back in time once again to search for Josephine. He is physically and spiritually exhausted but cannot live without the love of his life. The author is a meticulous researcher and it shows in her depiction of WWII London during the blitz. The details are amazing and the listener is placed right into the middle of the horrors of war. Not only a beautiful and (literally) timeless love story, this saga is also about the unbreakable bonds of friendship and loyalty. Julian's best friend Ashton is a major part of this series and his character added depth, humor and wit to the story. I loved Ashton and his family and how the author tied all of the characters together throughout the different time periods. Pay attention to all the details, no matter how trivial, because everything is related in the end. "Your heart searches all its days for something it cannot name." My heart!! Julian's longing for Josephine is what drives this amazing story. Although I felt the first part of this third book dragged a tiny little bit, as a whole the book is a fantastic and epic love story that is set among many different and colorful backgrounds. I devoured the last part of this book and felt like I said goodbye to old friends by the end. I adore this trilogy and will remember Julian and Josephine for a long time to come. Fans of epic romance should give this series a try. It is truly epic.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Smith

    Paullina Simons brings new meaning to deja-vu and six degrees of separation. I can’t even begin to fully describe these novels for fear of spoiling them for you, and believe me when I say, you do not want them spoiled. If you see any reviews that say, ‘this contains spoilers’, keep scrolling because if you ever intend to read these books, don’t go into them knowing what’s going to happen. Even though this review is for Inexpressible Island, much of the discussion will be referring to the series Paullina Simons brings new meaning to deja-vu and six degrees of separation. I can’t even begin to fully describe these novels for fear of spoiling them for you, and believe me when I say, you do not want them spoiled. If you see any reviews that say, ‘this contains spoilers’, keep scrolling because if you ever intend to read these books, don’t go into them knowing what’s going to happen. Even though this review is for Inexpressible Island, much of the discussion will be referring to the series as a whole. When gathering my thoughts on this novel, I found it really difficult to separate it from its two predecessors. These three books that make up the End of Forever saga were released this year, with only a few months between each, but they took Paullina Simons five years to write and bring to publication. I felt right from the moment I began to read the second instalment that these books didn’t read like a normal series where one book ends and the next one begins. They read more like one long epic 1000+ page story that has after the fact been split at the most precisely timed perfect place for the greatest impact within the story. This goes in some way to explain the varying lengths of each book. If you consider most commercial series nowadays, they are very prescribed in terms of length, with each book being pretty much the same page count. The first book was reasonably long, the second was huge, and the third was probably the shortest, but each book covered exactly what it needed to. The effect of this on reader enjoyment of the overall saga cannot be overstated. Now, onto this book, Inexpressible Island. It was almost like two stories within the one novel. The very first story was incredible, I loved this period of history that Julian travelled back to and for the first time, I genuinely liked the version of Mia that he met. I also adored ‘the gang’, each and every one of them. This was probably by far my favourite time jump and I was really sad to see its particular end, but then of course, the story moved into a whole new territory that I never even saw coming, so before I could mourn the loss (again) I got caught up in the next big ‘thing’. Paullina Simons is pretty much untouchable in terms of her imagination and the places she takes us within this saga. I know I keep saying it, but I really love the way she writes. It’s distinctly different, a style I’ve seen evidence of in her previous books. It’s no one thing, and it’s really hard to describe, unless you’ve read one of her books before and know exactly what I mean. I felt that the tone, wit, snappy dialogue, poetic narrative, and sharp plot turns within this series mimicked The Girl in Times Square. Totally different stories, but if you were given each with the author name removed, you’d be able to tell that they were written by the same person. Shades of brilliance and I feel like I’m raving, but this series (and author) deserves it. ‘You do what you can, even when you fear it’s hopeless. You will probably fail, yes, but you don’t give up. That’s what love is. That’s what faith is. You suffer to live, you struggle to help them. You never surrender. That’s the part I didn’t understand until now – that that was the only true thing I had to give her, from the very beginning. Nothing else. Just myself at her feet.’ If anyone reading this is a fan of Paullina Simons but has been reluctant to pick these books up because of the time travel aspect, reconsider! They are speculative fiction, but the speculative parts are done really well, you don’t need to be a fan of fantasy or science fiction per se to be able to get into them. I think that nowadays magical realism seems to be crossing over into other genres and I know myself, that I am more open to these themes now than I would have been ten years ago. I feel these books are very accessible to all sorts of readers, but you do have to really put some time and effort into reading them. You can’t skim them because Paullina weaves so many details into the fabric of each book, things that seem inconsequential until you realise its importance further down the track. You’ll find this especially in the third book, Inexpressible Island. There were things that happened in book one and two that all of a sudden made sense in the third. It’s those moments of serendipity that give so much back to the reader. When you’ve committed to reading a series, it’s that continuation of the story across all of the books that makes the time and effort so worthwhile. This whole idea of a series where books can be read as a standalone makes no sense to me. That’s not a series. A series should be something where the story is so connected that if you don’t read each book carefully you’re going to miss out and that’s what you get with the End of Forever saga. I read the first book several months ago, but I’ve read the second and third back to back. If you’re going to tackle these, I would say read all three one after the other. It’s just going to be like reading one massive novel and you’re going to love it all the more. It also means that you won’t forget some of those key moments that happen early on that you only get insight into later on. The whole thing will have a lot more impact. And you’ll appreciate the cleverness of this story all the more as well. ‘The tension had fled his body. While he had been doing his own thing, panicking, fretting, dreading the worst, the universe was doing its own thing, loading the dice, dealing the cards, breaking the crystal quartz. Relief flooded him, and joy.’ So as to the ending, which I’m obviously not going to spoil for you, but which I really loved. It was one of those endings that you can say is ‘unforgettable’, the way in which you see everything falling into place and everything at last making perfect sense. I can’t recommend this series highly enough. It’s summertime here in Australia, so some of you might have a bit of time off work, some time to kick back and devote yourself to reading something that you can really get into and lose yourself in. I would highly recommend this series as the perfect candidate for your holiday reading.

  5. 4 out of 5

    AtenRa

    Gut wrenching but still beautiful, the last instalment in End of Forever had it all (well, almost). This series might have been about two people's epic love story in the beginning but I think in the end, it was all about Julian and about his personal journey as a son, a friend, a partner. He is the main focus of Inexpressible Island and Mia just compliments his story. I have to hand it to Simons, her storytelling is magnificent. All the twists and turns will have you sitting at the edge of your Gut wrenching but still beautiful, the last instalment in End of Forever had it all (well, almost). This series might have been about two people's epic love story in the beginning but I think in the end, it was all about Julian and about his personal journey as a son, a friend, a partner. He is the main focus of Inexpressible Island and Mia just compliments his story. I have to hand it to Simons, her storytelling is magnificent. All the twists and turns will have you sitting at the edge of your seat going "No way!" almost throughout. She knew where she was going with the story from the first page of the first book and it showed. The way the story came together was the most beautiful part of the book for me. What made me drop one star, was the actual ending. Not that it was particularly bad, but after all this anticipation about what would happen on Julian's last journey, it was a bit anticlimactic imo. I personally don't think a HEA suited these two. I know Julian and Mia had been through so much and they deserved it, but a happy ending comes in many forms. It doesn't always mean (view spoiler)[ a beautiful wife and a baby (hide spoiler)] shoved in the last 10 pages. I didn't like that history was re-written to their advantage with no actual reasoning. Unless (view spoiler)[ it was confirmed that Julian did that full circle "meet Mia-time travel-get lost in the caves-meet Mia" multiple times and the re-writing of history is finally him being lucky and living the best version out of 10 or 100 of tries. Then, yes. I accept the ending. But none of that was made certain. Maybe it was sort of implied, but I can't be sure. Honestly, after Julian got rescued and he "started" his life again and met Mia, I had this sense of foreboding, emotionally preparing for her to die. But not only she didn't die, everything was changed on top of that and I thought "Oh, Ok. Was that it? Why didn't he do that from the beginning then if that's all it took...?" Also, at some point I thought that Mia is the one who time-travelled and came to find him for a change the way she was written, acting all obsessed with Julian from day one. But no, not even that. So even though I was very satisfied with how Julian's story turned out, I was disappointed in how Mia's story concluded. Then again, I was never fond of Mia :/ (hide spoiler)] To readers starting this series now: if you get past the 1st half of book 1, then you are good to go. It only gets better from there. Paullina Simons is a master when it comes to epic romances, end of story. Remember: this is a deeply heartbreaking story, bordering on really depressing. Not for the faint of heart.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Angelique Simonsen

    This finished the trilogy very nicely. Not the usual fare from this author being a time travel novel but I really enjoyed it all the same

  7. 5 out of 5

    CasNewby

    BEAUTIFUL AND PROFOUND AND SURPRISING UNTIL THE END I loved the first book in this series and then was surprised at how much deeper and even more compelling the story became with book 2—but nothing could have prepared me for this. I’m reluctant to discuss it in any detail because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say that this book and series are instant classics and are very high on my list of all-time favorites.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Dickerson

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Paullina Simons is at her best in the backdrop of war. When you love one book/series from an author SO MUCH (The Bronze Horseman), it’s so hard to assess anything else without comparing. But, the majority of this novel, the conclusion of the End of Forever trilogy, is set is WWII London. Of the various scenarios and historic periods covered in the series, this WWII jaunt was my favorite. The amount of research and attention to historic and cultural detail for each of Julian’s adventures was Paullina Simons is at her best in the backdrop of war. When you love one book/series from an author SO MUCH (The Bronze Horseman), it’s so hard to assess anything else without comparing. But, the majority of this novel, the conclusion of the End of Forever trilogy, is set is WWII London. Of the various scenarios and historic periods covered in the series, this WWII jaunt was my favorite. The amount of research and attention to historic and cultural detail for each of Julian’s adventures was amazing! I am a huge history buff, so for me, that was the most interesting aspect of the series. At no time could I connect with Mia. I never found anything about her to like. She treated Julian horribly most of the time, and the aspect of him sacrificing what he did for her again and again was a bit hard to comprehend. Most of the time, I simply felt sorry for Julian, occasionally referring to him as an idiot. (Enough already. Just move on!) Devi, however, I adored. He was a tremendous supporting character whom I envisioned as wise and quiet like “Mr. Miyagi” in Karate Kid. I was preparing myself for a heartbreak of an ending, based on some of the author’s other novels. (Lonestar broke my heart!) I was very curious to see how the saga would finally end. I’m glad to say, that there was indeed a plot twist, thankfully not the depressing one I expected. I guess we’d all like to be the recipient of a love that would sacrifice everything for us, over and over if necessary. That emotional connection to Julian and the fascinating historic detail bring me to 4 stars. I love Paullina Simons’ ability to tell a love story (saga.) She’s one of the best. I was provided an ARC copy from the publisher through a GoodReads giveaway.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bits_fearietales

    #inexpressibleisland is the last instalment in the #endofforever trilogy by the darling @paullinasimons . This lovely lady’s writing has, and always will have my heart . I honestly don’t even know where to begin with a review for this one. The first two instalments had me on a rollercoaster of emotions but this...I was seriously not ready for this! It had so many twists and turns and unexpected happenings, that I found myself having to put the book down regularly just to get my thoughts and #inexpressibleisland is the last instalment in the #endofforever trilogy by the darling @paullinasimons . This lovely lady’s writing has, and always will have my heart ♥️ . I honestly don’t even know where to begin with a review for this one. The first two instalments had me on a rollercoaster of emotions but this...I was seriously not ready for this! It had so many twists and turns and unexpected happenings, that I found myself having to put the book down regularly just to get my thoughts and emotions in order. But that didn’t stop me from diving straight back in as soon as I had a spare minute! I can’t say to much of what happens in this book, because that would only spoil it for you. Just know that there are star-crossed lovers, adventure, beautiful friendships, heartbreak and a whole heap of plot twists. But be warned...this unique trilogy will tear you apart...put you back together and make you laugh and cry in equal measures. I don’t think I’ll read another love story like this for as long as I live!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dijana

    Ah! I can't even... AH!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kate Page

    What a finish to this epic saga! Inexpressible Island completes the love story of Julian and Josephine. I was eagerly awaiting this book to find out how this story would end and the wait was totally worth it. Julian travels back in time one last time to save Josephine. This time she is living in war torn London during the blitz. I think this was one of my most favourite timelines of the saga. Simons' paints such a vivid picture of the sights, sounds and smells of each period in time she uses as a What a finish to this epic saga! Inexpressible Island completes the love story of Julian and Josephine. I was eagerly awaiting this book to find out how this story would end and the wait was totally worth it. Julian travels back in time one last time to save Josephine. This time she is living in war torn London during the blitz. I think this was one of my most favourite timelines of the saga. Simons' paints such a vivid picture of the sights, sounds and smells of each period in time she uses as a setting, and fills the scene with such rounded characters. While this saga is a love story of sacrifice, commitment and pure devotion, it's also a story about friendship. The friendship of Julian and Ashton was one of my most cherish parts of this trilogy and how Simons' tells their story had me in tears many times, and just as much as the romantic story told. Simons' storytelling is so well crafted. How she brings the story full circle was so beautiful and left me completely satisfied as a reader. I think I held my breath for the last 100 pages of this book. I couldn't put it down and my heart was beating with anticipation and love right to the last page. Love, love, love this trilogy. I finished Inexpressible Island a week ago and haven't stopped thinking about Julian and Josephine. Especially Julian, as I think he is a character that will stay with me, and in my heart, for a very long time.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sally Keys

    Inspiring and heartbreaking This book was not at all what I expected but it pulled me in and exceeded all my expectations. It was heartbreaking and at the same time inspirational. What you think is going to be a horrible ending turns out to be the best ever. It just proves that you never really know.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Novel Grounds

    Okay. I have not read the first two novels in this series but with just reading some of the reviews on this one, I am diving into them now and will update once I have read them. From the looks of it I am going to be hooked! Has anyone read this series yet? Okay. I have not read the first two novels in this series but with just reading some of the reviews on this one, I am diving into them now and will update once I have read them. From the looks of it  I am going to be hooked! Has anyone read this series yet?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Faith 09

    Wonderful ending to the series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Vesna Dan

    Loved this series!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Grima-rapa

    Was sad to read the end of this saga. I was absorbed in this book. The last chapter was one of the most suspenseful I've ever read. Can't say much more, you have to read this book without any hints or spoilers of where Julian's and Mia's journey will take you.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Justine Ingaliso

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. [Please feel free to help with my questions below, fellow readers...] Oh Paullina continues to amaze me... I was so nervous reading this trilogy because how could she even go there again after TBH! But she did... and oh she did! I didn’t think I could love another male lead as much as I love Alexander but I think I do.. Oh Julian ... And oh Ashton! Their beautiful friendship alongside Julian and Mia’s love was just ... oh so incredible. Spoilers ahead so stop reading if you haven’t finished... [Please feel free to help with my questions below, fellow readers...] Oh Paullina continues to amaze me... I was so nervous reading this trilogy because how could she even go there again after TBH! But she did... and oh she did! I didn’t think I could love another male lead as much as I love Alexander but I think I do.. Oh Julian ... And oh Ashton! Their beautiful friendship alongside Julian and Mia’s love was just ... oh so incredible. Spoilers ahead so stop reading if you haven’t finished... The time travel threw me completely in book 1 - like WHAT even paullina?? But then I heard about why she did this - why not? And that’s right, why not! And she did it so so well... The way everything linked together was amazing. The fact I was able to guess some things whereas others shocked me was awesome. The coins... oh the coins! How he left them on her at the end - so beautiful. The beret! The bob Marley poster! The cafe he finally found! The crystal down the drain! Devi and Ava! Wild and Swedish... Oh wild and Swedish! Baby Michael! The desert! The dropping of the name Shae at the end. And Florence on set .. cause of the dress in chapter 18? Man... But but but I am left so confused... how did they all get two LA lives? Was the last part julian’s second life? Does that mean he died in the desert in LA part 1 whilst hiking with Julian (as mentioned in books a and 2) and then came back to life in LA part 2 and therefore his life started again but only his? How did he go to New York and see Josephine in LA part 1 but then in LA part 2, mia wasn’t Josephine but mia mentioned seeing him there but he hadn’t been there... How come also in the first chapter of book 2 were Julian, Josephine (not Mia), Ashton and Z at Disneyland but they weren’t in LA Part 1? And it couldn’t have been alluding to LA part 2 cause mia wasn’t Josephine ... Also why does Paullina call it the Julian and Josephine love story when really it was the iterations of Mia? Is it because he first fell in love with Josephine and that’s who he chased? But really her name wasn’t mentioned at all throughout the books.. And why Mirabelle in the end - in the great love? Is it just because we ALL obviously loved poor Mirabelle and that whole life and it was alluded to the fact that he loved her most cause she was tattooed in caps? But Mia in war torn London was so loveable too! So. Many. Questions. So confused.... But oh I just l loved them!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    Inexpressible Island is the third novel in the end of forever saga and concluded the story of Julian and Josephine. Julian travels back one last time to be with Josephine, where he finds himself in London during WWII. This time is no different from the rest; he must fight for their love and to keep her alive, however certain people and events cross his path this time that helps him connect the dots to present life. Back in the present the pieces of the puzzle are slowly put together for the Inexpressible Island is the third novel in the end of forever saga and concluded the story of Julian and Josephine. Julian travels back one last time to be with Josephine, where he finds himself in London during WWII. This time is no different from the rest; he must fight for their love and to keep her alive, however certain people and events cross his path this time that helps him connect the dots to present life. Back in the present the pieces of the puzzle are slowly put together for the reader. In this final installment the story comes around in full circle and gives meaning to deja vu and six degrees of separation. I liked the way this story ended, however this saga was not one of my favorites (as much as I hoped it would). I just didn’t feel the connection to Julian and Josephine.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This book is the conclusion of a series - Having not read the first two books in the series, it took me a bit to try to figure out what was going on and I felt that I missed some important pieces of the story. I would definitely recommend reading the first two books in the series before reading this one. I have read other stories by this author and very much enjoyed them as well. In this story, Julian travels back in time to find Josephine. I thought the description and details of WWII London This book is the conclusion of a series - Having not read the first two books in the series, it took me a bit to try to figure out what was going on and I felt that I missed some important pieces of the story. I would definitely recommend reading the first two books in the series before reading this one. I have read other stories by this author and very much enjoyed them as well. In this story, Julian travels back in time to find Josephine. I thought the description and details of WWII London were excellent. This book is a beautiful love story but you have to pay attention to the details because everything matters in the end. Overall another great book by Paullina Simons! Reader received a complimentary copy for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jaselle Van Gestel-Bush

    I read the other 2 books in this series with a skeptical look on my face the whole way through, I wasn’t sure if I was enjoying the story or whether I could really immerse myself into it due to its magical nature.. but I had to keep reading, I had to know how Pauline Simmons would wrap this up because I knew that she would and that she would do it well! I was definitely rewarded for persevering through the previous books to get to this ending. I was amazed at how it came together and was all I read the other 2 books in this series with a skeptical look on my face the whole way through, I wasn’t sure if I was enjoying the story or whether I could really immerse myself into it due to its magical nature.. but I had to keep reading, I had to know how Pauline Simmons would wrap this up because I knew that she would and that she would do it well! I was definitely rewarded for persevering through the previous books to get to this ending. I was amazed at how it came together and was all tied up. I literally gasped out loud while reading some parts. A wonderful end to an interesting series

  21. 5 out of 5

    Peggy

    This is the third book of an epic saga. It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book as I had not read the previous two books. I have added them to my list of books to read. It is a story of love, sacrifice and a story of friendship. Julian travels back in time once again to save his love ( Mia, Josephine ) from death. Julian's love for Mia and his devotion to his friend Ashton is portrayed wonderfully. The author paints such a graphic picture of the locations, you can believe that you This is the third book of an epic saga. It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book as I had not read the previous two books. I have added them to my list of books to read. It is a story of love, sacrifice and a story of friendship. Julian travels back in time once again to save his love ( Mia, Josephine ) from death. Julian's love for Mia and his devotion to his friend Ashton is portrayed wonderfully. The author paints such a graphic picture of the locations, you can believe that you are there. An exceptional novel. I received this book for a review from The Library thing.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jody

    This was the best of the books in the trilogy. I enjoyed the London setting and the gang of characters in this era. I liked the way Simons brought all the stories together. There was a lot of deep friendship which was gratifying to read and I found the romance much more satisfying in this version of Josephine and Julian. Found the ending slightly underwhelming. It's not that it was a bad ending, just that I think it was a difficult story to finish without coming across as cheesy or too pat.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I do think that this trilogy should be read back to back as once again, like the second book, the story plunges straight back in with no recap. Once you've got your head around that, and you ignore the fact that 1940s Londoners speak in American-ese, this is a great conclusion to the time-travel series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    WOW! Just wow! I was not expecting anything of what happened. Talk about six degrees of separation and what a way of bringing the past events into the present and vice verse. Definitely my favourite novel of the trilogy; and I’m so glad it changed pace compared to the first two because the second novel started to get a bit repetitive for my liking. A fantastic read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Stacey

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh my that was crazy! I was so tense not knowing how this would end. I couldn’t put it down once I’d gotten about half way. So many twists and turns! Those last few chapters were so intense I was so scared. Mirabella & Julian were beautiful as the last couple and definitely left me loving Mia. Ahhh so good!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Janis Rich

    I have had a very difficult time getting into and understanding this book. I finally ended up “skimming “ a great portion of it. I have chosen not to rate it unless/until I read the 2 previous books in the trilogy. I definitely would say it is not a “stand alone”.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gwen

    Would have given 5 stars if this book had ended before the final sequence. I found the final sequence sweet, but not nearly as enthralling as the first section. I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Loren Fowler

    The last of the trilogy. Whilst a real page turner through the whole series, was a little disappointed with the ending. Although a happy ending, I expected a little more in the detail around "how and why". But it was worth the journey to get there.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Simmons

    This trio loft is no bronze horseman, and jules is no Alexander, but I still very much enjoyed it. The first book I was just just like what the hell am I reading??!!! But the second and third books were great!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Beth Tilley

    This book was too confusing to follow - DNF

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