Friday, September 10, 2010

"For Time & Eternity" by Allison Pittman - Glass Road Book Tour & Review

For Time & Eternity (Book 1 of the Sister Wife Series)
Author: Allison Pittman
Publisher: Tyndale
ISBN: 9781414335964
Genre: Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction

About the Book: (from author's website)

"When Camilla Deardon hears their songs coming on a breeze, they sound just like the songs in her own church. This is all she knows of the Mormons camping near her family's farm. Mama and Papa warned her to stay away, but she doesn't understand their fear, especially after meeting a young Mormon man named Nathan Fox. So handsome. So charming. His eyes hold the very image of this Zion he talks about, and his step seems a promise to take her there.

Though Camilla knows she should obey her parents, she can't refuse her heart. But Nathan's promises can never prepare her for what she will face in Utah. She's been willing to share her husband's faith, but can she share her marriage with another woman?"



My Thoughts:

"For Time & Eternity" is both a fascinating and emotional read - one that will be long remembered. Being written in the first person, it pulls you into the heart and mind of the main character, Camilla. She tells her story with both passion and great emotion, creating her to be both realistic and believable. She captured my heart from the beginning, with her honesty and spirit.

The story begins in 1850 when Camilla is only 15 years old. She is innocent and naive and doesn't understand why her parents don't like the Mormon camp that is near their farm. She meets Nathan Fox who lives at the camp and befriends him. He tells her they, too, believe in Jesus, making her to not understand why these people are chastised. He speaks against her father, and she believes what she is told. Camilla falls in love with the charming boy and runs away with him when the camp moves on. It is after she leaves and gets more involved with their beliefs that she finds how different their beliefs are.

I have never read anything by Allison Pittman before, and after this book, I will definitely be looking for more. This has to be one of the best books I read this month. It was impossible to put down! I have only one complaint - this book ends way too quickly, and now I have to wait for book two to come out.

This book has fantastic insight into the Mormon religion - but then both Allison and her husband know all about Mormonism, since they grew up with it. I HIGHLY recommend this book!!!

About the Author:

Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A former high-school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. She is also the co-president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their three boys.

Would you like to learn more about Alison or about her next project?  You can visit her website at: http://www.allisonpittman.com/

This book was supplied through Glass Road PR for me to honestly review.

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