Friday, June 15, 2012

Review of "Forsaking All Others" by Allison Pittman

This is the sequel to "For Time & Eternity", continuing the story of Camilla Fox.  A young girl desperate for love from the father who doesn't understand her, she is drawn to Nathan Fox and marries him almost immediately.  Set in the early days of Mormonism, they are madly in love and soon have two little girls but when tragedy strikes and their third child, a boy, dies, things begin to unravel.  Her husband brings a second woman to their marriage, a "sister wife", and Camilla truly cannot live with it.  She literally escapes and "Forsaking All Others" begins with her rescue from a snowstorm, by the United States Army.

In "Forsaking All Others", we follow Camilla as she tries to reconcile her deepened faith and relationship with God to surviving the separation from her children and husband.  One of the main takeaways I got from this book is that God had to be most important to her, and at times her sole source of courage and strength.  I thought she was inspiring.

This book is beautifully written and all of the historical aspects, the rules, the faith ring so true.  At the end of the book Allison shares that her husband is a former Mormon, which I thought was so interesting to have the perspective while writing this amazing book.

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