Wish You Were Here: A Rock Fantasy by Joyce S. Isaacson:

5 Stars: Spectacular!

Wish You Were Here: A Rock Fantasy is a thought-provoking look into the afterlife. Author Joyce Isaacson uses a fresh imaginative approach. Her story and characters were inspired by the UK-based rock band Badfinger.

The book opens with Tomas Alvers arriving at Level 5 of Heaven after he commits suicide. In this paranormal setting Tomas is guided by an angel, Gabriel, while on a quest to reunite with his long-lost lead singer and best friend, Paul Lamb.

Along his spectacular journey, Tomas encounters scores of real-life personalities. With British style, lingo, and humor this tale of one soul’s self-discovery is unique and compelling. Each page brings a new twist, like when Tomas gets “A Guinness” and where “the beat goes on”.

Let me bring you into the story with Tomas Alvers in Chapter Thirty-Eight:

***“Touching down, I found meself surrounded by a sea of people but, at least, I could also see the stage. Janey was getting down, belting out “Chained Up.” Boy, could she sing, and the crowd was going wild. I felt shivers down me spine!

***Miraculously, I made me way through the crowd and up to the stage, having to nudge a little to make me way there. Jumping up and down, I waved to Janey.

***“We’ve got a real talented guy in the audience tonight, I invited him to come and sing with me! Come up here, Tomas Alvers.”

***As the crowd cheered and applauded, I floated on the stage and stood next to me good friend, Janey.

***“What song would you like to do?”

***“How about singing a Bobbie Folk tune?”

***“Bobbie Folk, he’s an icon, and I know he’s one of your favorites.

***Standing here looking at all those people, the scene looked like Woodstock. I began to feel comfortable being on stage and moved closer to the mic. “How about ‘Opening Heaven’s Gate,’ Janey?”

***The crowd was on fire. With such a response, I took me paper guitar out of me pocket, transformed the instrument into a real guitar, and played, while Janey and I sang the song.

***We watched the crowd ebb and flow with the music. We knew that we’d never get tired, so we just kept playing any song we thought the crowd would love. Playing for a long time, we wound down with “American Female” by The Guess Where. The crowd seemed to be thinning. The whole time, I couldn’t stop thinking about Paul.”

I think you will enjoy this metaphysical novel as you rethink old impressions of the afterlife. A percentage of the sale of this book will be donated to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Pen It Publications).

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5 Star Book Review: Wish You Were Here: A Rock Fantasy by Joyce S. Isaacson

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