For Time and Eternity

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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. Tyndale House Publishers
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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. Tyndale House Publishers
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Raised as Christian, Camilla Deardon knows that she should obey her parents, even when she meets Nathan Fox from the nearby Mormon camp. How, she wonders, can such a handsome man with such strong beliefs and promises be wrong? Camilla marries Nathan and follows him to Utah, where she discovers her new religion is more than what she bargained for, particularly when her husband is given the honor of taking a second wife. VERDICT Pittman tells a good story without being preachy or judgmental about the Mormon faith. What she questions is a woman's ability to be married to a man with multiple wives, and her novel allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the rightness of Camilla's decision. Readers interested in learning more about the roots of Mormon polygamy should also consider Diane Noble's The Sister Wife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414335964
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Sister Wife Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 458,449
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Insightful

    Loved this story. You cheer for Camilla and her new life then for to her to stand up and for her faith taught by her mother. I love the question and answer with the author at the end of the book. I espescially helped me to understand her many reasons for the books ending.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2010

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    Lacking depth of character..

    For Time and Eternity has the makings of a good story, however, it only skims the surface, lacking depth and growth of character. Nathan so strongly embellished his faith, if anything, after seven years, Camilla should have been more surprised that he hadn't taken a second wife then that he going to. I would like to have seen Camilla's character grow, not only spiritually, but emotionally, into an attractive, spirited, woman, instead of staying plain and dowdy always fading into the background. Nathan was suppose to be charismatic, but I found him weak, immature, and not very likable. For all his faults, at least Tillman was strong and able to handle his lifestyle and he treated Rachel well, while Nathan barely tolerated Camilla after his second marriage. We never know if Nathan cared so much for Camilla that he had to distance himself from her in order to go on with his plans, or if he just lost interest in her and like Tillman and the other 'saints' lusted for someone younger and prettier in his bed. It was hard to believe that the beautiful, fashionable, Amanda, coming from wealthy Victorian England Society, would be 'so excited' about becoming the 'second wife' to a poor carpenter, like Nathan, no matter how handsome and supposedly charming he is. If she is who she says she is and marriage was her plan, not only would she not welcome a plural marriage, she would have her sights set on someone handsome and rich, who could give her a gracious home in the city and the lifestyle she was accustomed to. I didn't find Amanda sweet or simple, I found her shallow and secretive. I would liked to have seen more character background and development; to know more about Nathan and Rachel's childhood and their early relationship with Tillman, Nathan's age, if he truly loves Camilla, his feelings about Amanda, if he is happy with his decision and where his life is headed, as well as Amanda's thoughts and feelings. As strong as Camilla's feelings are regarding the Morman Religion and beliefs, she would have done whatever was necessary to protect her daughters from this lifestyle, even if it meant holding back her true feelings until she could find a way out.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    A very good read!

    This book was definately fantastic! Its truly amazing and at first it seems like its a mormon book, but you soon find out its christian. Definately awesome and you just have to read the second book once u r done. For ages 13+ i suggest :)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Excellent

    So good I will purchase the next book in the series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    recommend? yes

    i really liked it,cant wait to read the next book(forsaking all others).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Was very interesting if all was true in the book, I have learned a lot about the Mormon faith. Had a great outcome, a very good read for me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2010

    An Every-Christian Read

    Allison Pittman dips into 1850 for a powerful novel based on the life experiences of Camilla Deardon, who has been raised "right." Her parents are distant and cold, but they have faithfully taught her biblical truth. Now she has to decide: Will she join handsome, engaging Nathan Fox and move west to Utah, embracing his Mormon Faith? Or obey her parents and ignore Nathan's promises? The verse from Proverbs echoed in my head--"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." I followed Camilla's life of sacrifice and hardship as I read late into the night. I actually held my breath when she had to decide: "Will I share my husband's faith and marriage completely, or will I return to the biblical values my parents taught me?" QUOTE FROM PRESS RELEASE: "[The book] doesn't preach. It doesn't proselytize. It does what only the most excellent of storytelling accomplishes: lets truth quietly present itself within the silence of the story." I highly recommend For Time & Eternity to anyone, ages 12-99. Enlightening; fact-based; something Christians should know. Thanks to Pittman for including the first chapter of book #2, making the wait for the next book much easier. Reviewed by Audrey Hebbert, M.A., author of Green Light Red Light

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Love this book!

    Couldnt put this one down. Cant wait to read the next book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    THIS BOOK WAS FREAKIN AMAZING!!!!

    its not likje most christian fiction.....the author doesnt preach at you. She puts christianity into a great dialouge. I recommend thhis book for everyone! Beautiful story......

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Captivating

    The story line is captivating, realistic, heartbreaking, you will laugh and cry. I highly recommend this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    Highly Interesting

    Allison Pittman in her new book, "For Time & Eternity" Book One in The Sister Wife series published by Tyndale gives us an insight into the Mormon culture in a brand new and unique manner.

    In 1850 Iowa at the Deardon dairy farm and Camilla Deardon hears the Mormons singing from their camp nearby. Even though she is a Christian and her father warns her to stay away from them it is the music and the sound of the familiar songs that draws her to their camp. It is there that she meets Nathan Fox and falls in love with him. Despite what her parents have to say Camilla leaves her home, marries Nathan and makes the trip with him and the others to Utah.

    This is a story about a marriage between what starts out as a couple then grows when the decision is made that Mormon men are allowed to marry more than one woman. Camilla now has to learn to share her husband with other women who are also his wife. This is a story about the conflict between the Christian faith and Mormon beliefs. This is a frank exploration of a belief system that many of us know very little about. If you are like me you know about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, you know that Mormons come to the door to evangelize and you know that their headquarters is in Utah. Outside of that my education in things Mormon was very limited.

    Ms. Pittman is an accomplished writer who knows how to deliver true to life dialog and create characters that you fall in love with. Ms. Pittman has done an excellent job of research and show all points of view very fairly. This is an excellent read and a thought provoker. And it is only Book One in this new series. Book Two is due out in Summer 2011. Until then we have this first book.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Glass Road PR and Tyndale. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2010

    Absolutely Stunning!!!

    Stunning. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Incredible. I could go on and on with descriptions of this book. Allison Pittman is not a new to me author, but I must say that this book, this breath taking start of what is sure to be a wonderful new series, is her best book yet. There aren't enough words to describe what I felt as I read this book.

    In For Time and Eternity, Pittman introduces us to Camilla and Nathan. You see, they are Mormons. When I read that, I was really anxious and curious to see if this book was like some of the others I have read about the Mormons and multiple marriages. Alas, I was surprised! It was NOT like those others....it was better! I fell in love with Camilla and Nathan and felt their struggles through out. They were brave and courageous with their feelings and decisions. I prayed for them through out as if they were a part of me. This is most definitely a story that will go a long way. Their may be some out there who don't agree with this style of writing about the Mormons. But that is their opinion. I, on the other hand, loved this story, and was so glad to read a novel with the same concept of some of the others that I have read on this subject, but with the skill and tender care that Pittman put forth in creating this amazing new novel.

    I give this novel a shining 5 star review. It's unique and full of inspirational messages, along with the breathtaking love story of Camilla and Nathan. Please, I encourage each of you to give this novel a try. You may find that you are like me, and will anxiously await the release of book 2 in this series, though sadly, that won't be until 2011.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    good

    This book is very good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Well researched and passionate

    Great book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Awesome story

    This book was a beautiful story of being redeemed to the one and only God. I find myself now going back to the Word to make sure I will not be easily swayed by false doctrine. The author did an amazing job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Captivating, thought provoking, wonderful

    What a great story! I really enjoyed the character's spiritual growth. I really think young girls should read this book as a precautionary tale. I also loved the indian lady's character, so much knowledge and wisdom. Great read, time well spent. New fan of Allison Pitman work !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Good Book

    The book was a good book, easy reading, good story line BUT an awful ending, just kinda left you hanging out there and for that I'm sorry the author didn't wrap things up

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    This was a compelling story, well-documented and engaging.  It a

    This was a compelling story, well-documented and engaging.  It and the second in the series are excellent.

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

    Before reading this book, I was not very familiar with the Mormo

    Before reading this book, I was not very familiar with the Mormon religion. I knew they had their own book of faith, but I had no idea about some of the details of their religion that Pittman wrote about. She did a great job comparing Christianity and Mormonism in a non-judgmental way. I have already read this book twice because I wanted to revisit Camilla's story. I thought there were several great lessons in this book for readers. First, listen to your parents' wisdom. They might be harsh, but they want the best for you. Second, focus on the truth so you will not be deceived by a lie. What is most interesting about this book is that Nathan is not a bad man, he is simply deceived by a lie and can not open his eyes to the truth. The characters with their flaws are so well-written that even after the book is finished, you still carry them with you and think about them. Don't forget to read the next book in the series after you finish this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Couldn't put it down...

    This book captivated me from the very start. The author did a phenomenal job painting the picture of the deep love Camilla had for her husband. I felt the raw emotion of jealousy that she felt when her husband took a new wife and I cheered her on as she once again embraced the roots of her childhood faith. I did not like the cliff hangar ending, however :)

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