Thursday, June 16, 2011

For Time and Eternity - Absolutely Stellar!

For Time and Eternity
Allison Pittman
ISBN: 978-1414335964
August, 2010/384 pages/$13.99

All Camilla Deardon knows of the Mormons camping nearby is the songs she hears floating on the breeze. Then she meets one of them—a young man named Nathan Fox. Never did she imagine he would be so handsome, so charming, especially after Mama and Papa’s warnings to stay away. Though she knows she should obey her parents, Camilla can’t refuse her heart. But even Nathan’s promises cannot prepare her for what she will face in Utah.

Oh. My. This is a stellar book on so many levels. The story will draw you in immediately and you will feel as if you are there. While I "lose myself" in many books, it is rare to connect with a character the way I did with Camilla. I literally had an ache in my chest as the book progressed. Yet in the midst of pain, what a beautiful thread of grace wove throughout the story. It reminded me of the line from the old song that says "although there were times I stepped out of His will, I've never been out of His care."

More than simply being a love story in a historical setting, this book presents TRUTH and reveals the subtlety of false teaching, yet without being preachy or heavy-handed. The early days of the Mormon movement and settlement in Utah are depicted and the light of God's Word is seamlessly used to expose how Satan has deceived those who follow that path. Anyone who only reads non-fiction because they think fiction is light and doesn't present theology will discover that this book lays that stereotype to rest! I will be stunned if it does not win the Christy Award for which it is nominated. Do not miss this book and series!

I am thrilled that I will have the opportunity to meet and interview Allison Pittman at ICRS in Atlanta in July. I can't wait to discuss this book with her and to read the next one, Forsaking All Others, to find out more about Camilla.

To read the first chapter of this incredible book, click here.

Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A 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.

I purchased this book and wrote this review just because I wanted to!


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Unknown said...

This subject matter has become a little prevalent in CF lately, and I for one, have enjoyed it immensely! This book was a-ma-zing!

Kim said...

This was an EXCELLENT book!! EXCELLENT!!

Skoots1moM said...

great review...will have to add this to my summer list

Andi said...

I loved this book too! Can't wait for the next one!!!!