Forsaking All Others is the sequel and conclusion to For Time and Eternity and I both books are amazing to read. This book being a sequel I highly recommend reading the first one before it as this one picks up right where the first left off. In all reality they could be one book. It would be very confusing to try to read this book by itself.
Camilla Fox who had just left home in the first book was caught in a snowstorm, the good news is that she is alive and currently with the US Army under Colonel Charles Brandon. After many months of healing from the affects of being in the snowstorm the Colonel helps her return to Salt Lake City to see her children she left behind while waiting for spring to be able back to her parents home in Missouri.
While back in Utah, things are harder then she was expecting but eventually finds a way to escape and head to Missouri, again with the help of the Colonel. Finally back home she builds her strength and her case to legally divorce Nathan and claim her children. Will Camilla find the freedom she needs? Will she be able to bring her children home and raise them in her faith, not the Mormom faith?
I loved this book, as well as the first, and found myself not wanting to put the books down. They are such a great story of standing for your faith and not backing down. I would recommend this book to everyone. Defiantly a 5 star book, if not higher!
I received this book from Tyndale through the Tyndale Blog Network
Forsaking All Others is the second book in the Sister Wives series by author Allison Pittman. The book continues the story of Camilla Fox and her escape from the Mormon faith in the late 1800s. She is found and aided in her journey to reconcile with her parents and eventually regain custody of the children she left behind with her polygamist husband Nathan, by army Captain Charles Brandon. Her journey is fraught with peril as she is perceived as a threat by the elders of the Mormon church, but her faith and trust in Jesus sees her through.
Once again Allison Pittman has written a masterfully moving and intriguing book. We are brought along a journey of faith and peril that leaves you turning the pages wanting more. Camilla's escape from the Mormon church and polygamist husband is heartbreaking as she is forced to leave her children behind. Pittmann's research into the historical aspects of Mormonism and their effects is powerful and insightful. About the only thing I found disappointing was that it was the end. I hope she goes on to write another book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of reviewing it by Tyndale Publishing House.
When I read the 1st book I loved it and I couldn't wait to read the second book. Book 2 was wonderful! I couldn't put it down, but I do agree with the previous reviewers that for book 2 being the end of the series, I was also a little disappointed with the ending. I wanted to know more of how Camilla faired with raising her daughters with her mother and I have to know what will happen with the Colonel. That seemed very promising! This story just can't end with book 2. Please Allison, write book 3!!!!
I have enjoyed both of the books in this series, however, considering there is no #3 in the series, I am disappointed in the ending.
Writing was exceptional, very informational, and certainly stirred the emotions but I felt I was left a little bit hanging at the end and wanting more! Feel like there has to be so much more in this woman's life and that of her family.