Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Forsaking All Others - a book review

Forsaking All Others, The Sister Wife Series  by Allison Pittman   

Forsaking All Others is the second book in this series. I have not read the first one, but found I didn't have to in order to enjoy this book.  The author does a good job of ‘reviewing’ the story through a letter written by the main character.
Camilla Fox left  home against her parent’s wishes when she was  15 year old. She marries Nathan Fox a young man who is also Morman. She is so infatuated with her new husband and relieved to be away from her overly strick father, she joins the Mormon Church. She and Nathan have two little girls, Melissa and Lottie, and then a little boy, Arlen, who dies. Her Husband decides to take another wife, as is the custom in early Mormanism.  Camilla is devastated and finds herself drawn back to her Christian upbringing. She knows that she has been following a false God, and decides to leave. This is where we meet her in the second book. She has successfully escaped her husband’s home but gets caught in a life threatening snow storm.  She is rescued by the U.S. Military and comes under the protection of Army Colonel Charles Brandon. She is slowly brought back to health.
She knows she must return for her daughters to save them from the same life she had just escaped.  She also knows she must make amends with her family especially when she hears her father is dying.  Camilla has to make many heart wrenching decisions but underneath them all is her desire to do God’s will.  She is taken care of, protected but also rejected and betrayed.  Many times in the story the reader is brought to the edge of disaster.  You will hold your breath at times, wipe a tear or two, feel anger and then joy as you read this book.

I highly recommend this book, not only because it is an enjoyable and enticing read but because it is also historically accurate in regards to the early Morman religion. 

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers  through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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