Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others

by Allison Pittman
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Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman

2012 Christy Award finalist, Historical category.
Camilla Fox is alive. The last thing she remembers is being lost in the snow after leaving her home to escape the Mormon faith she no longer calls her own. She’s been taken in by the 5th Infantry Regiment of the US Army and given over to the personal care of Captain Charles Brandon. As she regains her strength, memories of her two children she had to leave behind come flooding back, threatening to break her heart. Camilla is determined to reunite with her daughters. But when news of her father’s grave illness reaches her, she knows she must return to the family farm to reconcile with her father. As spring arrives, Camilla returns to Salt Lake City a changed woman, but nothing could prepare her for the changes to the city, to the Mormon church, and to the family she left behind.

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ISBN-13: 9781414365473
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Series: Sister Wife
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 374,521
File size: 2 MB

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Forsaking All Others 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very educational regarding Mormonism!
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
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.
BookwormJenJW More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finnished the first book and cannot wait to read this one. Very inspiring to read about her struggles as she tries to return to Christ. WOW is all I can say about these books.
Faye_reviews More than 1 year ago
A riveting novel that was hard to read, yet hard to put down. Forsaking All Others is the heart-rending tale of Camilla Fox, a strong woman who leaves the Mormon faith and finds truth through the Lord Jesus Christ. But in the process, she is forced to leave her children behind. Determined to rescue her children from the false teachings of the Mormons, she relies on her new found faith in Jesus Christ, to see her through. When faced with the option of going back, will her faith stay strong? And will she ever see her beautiful daughters again? And what about the honorable Colonel Brandon? Well written and emotionally engaging, Forsaking All Others is a book that I enjoyed immensely and I think others will too. The first person narrative made Camilla's struggles really come to life, in an understandable and heart touching way. The characters were so well done. Ms. Pittman showed how many Mormon really just wanted to please God, but were tragically mislead by a fallible human. And how terribly lost they were, yet they didn't realize it. The side characters are what really made this book feel real, and how they all reacted differently to the situations. It was so heartbreaking to read the chapters where staunch Mormons were defending their religion, and how the characters geniunely believed the lies that they had been told countless times. And that's why it was so hard to read. But in the other hand as things went from bad to worse, and back again, I keep the pages turning steadily because I simply HAD to find out what happened to Camilla next. Because I couldn't possible leave her where she was! Overall this book was emotionally strong, and so well-written. The characters came alive in my head, and the story gripped me to the end.Though I think that Forsaking All Others would be more meaningful if its prequel was read first, I had no problem just jumping into the second book :) Final Rating: 5 out of 5 I received this book for free in return for an honest review.
Prolificreader More than 1 year ago
Few characters and the authors who create them upon the page, ring my emotions and drive me to escape within the pages of a well-written novel. With tension, a flair for the dramatic, an ability to build the emotions until I felt the pull of heartache or the joy of rejoicing, "Forsaking All Others" was a novel I dreaded giving up. I first met Camilla in "For Time and All Eternity", the story of a woman deceived into Mormonism and then desperate to escape. The second novel in the series had me at the throat the entire way through. The beauty of the prose paints a fascinating picture. One of desperation, but hope. Love and yet loss. And the unquenchable hold of faith once lost, but now found. I can't get over how much I loved the writing. The story is fantastic, the writing makes it sing. While many readers might become tired of the style, I found it freeing and gripping. I wanted to drink each word in and let it resonate within me. The story battles between two faiths. One a religion and the other salvation in Christ. I never once felt preached at. Camilla is a character I fell completely in love with, but I also loved hers and Nathan's love story and I longed for the right resolution for their marriage. I believe that was given, but there is still a part of me that is saddened when I closed the book. So many dynamics in this novel, a 200 word review feels constricting. I loved it. Plain and simple, I loved it. I hope you will too. This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.
sherylfullner More than 1 year ago
Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman fascinates from page one which purports to be from the Ladies Home Journal 1896 featuring an article by a former sister wife in Utah who escaped her plural marriage and eventually reclaimed the young daughters she had to leave behind. With the current interest in TV shows about Big Love and Sister Wives and the possibility of a Mormon president, this book could not be more timely. Polygamy has been a popular subject for Christian romance writers, but Pittman writes with a spiritual depth and a historical accuracy that raises her book above the rest.
tatormc More than 1 year ago
Sister Wives is a curious topic to me which drew me to this series. Both books in the series are well written and will draw you in and cause you to read them in 2 days. I can't even begin to understand all Camilla went through with having a wonderful marriage to having to share her husband. Then the decisions to leave it all which meant a temporary leave of her children. I wonder if there will be another book to give more detail on Camilla and Colonel Brandon and life after Sister Wives.
leal More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Allison Pittman's books.
rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
Good Book! Forsaking All Others continues the story of Camilla Fox, a young lady who married into the mormon faith but is desperate to escape so that she can follow her Christian faith.  Escaping had its consequences to  her health and after spending months recovering in the protection of the army Camilla journeys back to see her children and wait for spring when she can travel east to see her parents. The book tells of the life of a sister wife from Camilla's perspective and the heartbreak to find that your husband took another wife. It also tells of the triumphs of family reunions and new beginnings.
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J4Life5 More than 1 year ago
I was happy that Pittman continued the series. The first book ended in such a way that it could have been an ending to Camilla. However, Camilla's story continues as she struggles to repair her life and return to the truth. What is great about this book is that it is hard to predict how it will end. Will Camilla get her children back? Will Nathan leave the church? Will Camilla reconcile with her parents? Pittman does an excellent job of completing Camilla's story without it being the unrealistic "happy" ending that some authors seemed pressured to provide. However, I would love another installment of Camilla's life, just to find out what happens next. All questions are not answered in my mind, but I think that makes this book all the more interesting. I liked this series for it's realism and depth of the characters and would highly recommend it!
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Gulfview More than 1 year ago
This is such a good book, I read it all in two days, They don't get any better than this one !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best that I have ever read. I was captivated by the story and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I hate Evangeline though. I gt this wierd feeling and feel sick and disgusted every time i think about her. This waas a great book though and i really hope that there is another one. It is a book of sadness, heartbreak, and trial. I really like it. WAY TO GO ALLISON PITTMAN!!!!!!! ;)
Jillybean52 More than 1 year ago
Allison Pittman is a wonderful writer.  I can't put her books down.  I am reading the sister wives series and it is wonderful/.  I feel like I know the people personally.  Keep up the good work Allison,.  I will definitely be buying more of your books on my Nook!!!!!
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AndeeMae More than 1 year ago
Enlightening I did not realize this book was the second in a series. However, I had no problem following the characters and their stories. Loving historical fiction, I found this book to be engaging. A lot of information was given about the beginnings of the Morman church and the way society reacted to them. I applauded Camilla's courage to walk away from something, she knew in her heart wasn't right, and return to her true faith. Having the courage to face her parents and admit her mistakes was something we can all learn from. I recommend this book to anyone who needs encouragement to take that first step back to faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up, not realizing there was one before it. This book can stand on its own, though. Leading you through the salvation God gives you. Camilla Fox was a strong character who was determined to seek her relationship with God, while trying to restore her family. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Cannot wait to read the first one in the 2 book story.
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Donnadoo More than 1 year ago
As much as I loved the first book in this series, this one tops that in spades. Camilla's story, her realistic journey of emotional change, blew me away. What an honest and charming telling of a true life change. Allison never disappoints.
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