I just finished reading this book tonight. WOW what a wonderful book! I believe God is going to use this book to bring some people out living in the darkness. I have read three different sister wife books this year from various authors, and this one is my absolute favorite. A must read that will not dissapoint.
For Time & Eternity, the first book in The Sister Wife series by Allison Pittman, was very interesting to me because I hadnt ever read a Christian historical fiction novel about Mormon culture. Being raised in Utah, and married to an ex-Mormon, Allison definitely knows her subject matter. In this book, Allison writes about the Mormon marriage ceremony in great detail and I wondered how she knew so much about the sacred and secretive ritual. As part of her research, she spent time in Salt Lake City at Temple Square and also read The Book of Mormon and The Doctrine and the Covenants, as well as talking with and reading posts by ex-Mormons on various online forums. I cannot wait to read the 2nd book in this series. My full review is posted on my website at Cafe Lily Book Reviews.
For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman gives an excellent portrayal of the life on the frontier of a young woman named Camillia who chose to follow her heart after a young man named Nathan Fox. She knew nothing about Mormonism as she took that step into the unknown, but she soon discovered that to abide by their theology would greatly compromise her biblical teaching as well as her Christian faith.Susan Titus Osborn, director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service and author of 30 books.
I loved this book! When I was done with it I went back and re-read it. The only problem is the second book does not come out for another year. Unlike most series this first book ends in a "to be continued" sort of way. Therefore if you don't want to have to wait a year you may want to get it when the second one comes out. I wish I would have. GREAT READ!!
For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman is the first book in the Sister Wife series. Camilla Deardon is smitten by Nathan Fox from the moment she lays eyes on him and he swipes the cheese and milk she was bringing to her teacher. Although her parents have warned her to stay away from the Mormons who are camping outside of her small Iowan town, she can't stop thinking about this young man who is the first person to treat her as though she has true value. She runs away, almost without meaning to, and baptized one day into the religion and the next day married to Nathan. Six years later their marriage is still filled with joy and passion, until the Mormon leaders question his faith because he's only taken one wife. Camilla is forced to face something most wives would not bear, but her newfound faith in the true God will carry her through. Pittman's writing is incredible, and I am a big fan. She pulls the reader so completely into her world, it's hard to remember that these are fictitious characters; when I lifted my head from the page, I half-expected to see Camilla and Nathan. Her dialogue and characterizations are terrific. Even though this isn't a suspense novel, technically, Pittman creates taut suspense and dread with each turn of the page. I am incredibly grateful to Pittman for including the first chapter in the next book in the series, I don't think that I could have slept otherwise! This is a must-read for any fans of historical fiction.