Friday, September 10, 2010

For Time & Eternity (Book Review / Blog Tour)

Camilla--the daughter of a harsh, undemonstrative father and a kind but fearful mother--is 15 when she meets Nathan, handsome and charming.  In spite of her parents' warnings to stay away from "those people ... the Mormons," she is irresistably drawn to Nathan.  When Camilla is forced to choose between her parents and Nathan, she chooses him.  For Time & Eternity is the story of the discoveries and consequences that follow that choice.

For Time & Eternity by Allison Pittman is the first book in the Sister-Wife series.  The story begins in rural Iowa in 1850 and ends in Utah, several years later.  The first-person perspective allows us to see through Camilla's eyes, to feel her joy and her sadness, and to understand her responses to the changes that are, for the most part, imposed on her.

I found myself standing in Camilla's shoes:  I could relate to her giddiness, her deep sadness, her doubts, and her fears.  This is a book that I couldn't put down, and I stayed up far too late one night to finish reading it.  I'm already looking forward to the second book in the Sister-Wife series, Forsaking All Others, due out in Summer 2011.

The book includes a reading group guide with information from the author and discussion questions.  It also contains a preview of Forsaking All Others.  The preview included a surprise that changed the way I felt at the end of For Time & Eternity.  In itself, that's neither good nor bad, but it definitely left me eager to read Forsaking All Others!

For more information:

I'm linking up!
CymLowell

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes. Thanks to Tyndale House and Glass Road PR for the opportunity to review this book. This post contains an affiliate link: If you click through my Amazon.com link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting my blog!

5 comments :

  1. Cool. I didn't know there was a link up!

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  2. That sounds really super extra good! :-) Great review.

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  3. This sounds like my kind of book, and I am definitely adding it to my list! My ever-growing to-read list that will take several lifetimes to accomplish!

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  4. wow, might need to get this..
    sounds great!

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  5. Wow, this one sounds like it is a must read! I also just finished one about the Amish. It's really neat to look at things through their eyes...

    http://thesimplejocabelllife.blogspot.com/2010/09/running-around-and-such-by-linda-byler.html

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