But it is all she has known her entire life.
Then comes Nathan Fox with his forbidden, wild faith and ideas. His passionate love toward her makes her head whirl and Camilla finds herself falling in love with him. Just a few weeks after meeting him, Camilla’s father finds out about Nathan and Camilla.
In a rage, he rides to town to gather other men to drive the Mormon’s out of town.
Camilla goes to warn Nathan and her Mormon friends.
By the time she gets there, she finds that they have already crossed the river in order to leave.
Just as her father arrives, Camilla makes the decision to go with them.
For seven years, Camilla lives a beautiful, wonderful, love-filled life with her husband. She has two sweet daughters, and is completely content with her life and faith.
Then her husband goes away for the summer.
And comes home with a new bride…
A sister wife for Camilla…
And Camilla realizes the Mormon faith for what it is.
Excommunicated from the Mormon church, Camilla falls back on the faith of her childhood.
And, leaving her daughters in the care of an Indian woman, Camilla runs away…
This is my first book by Allison Pittman. I was impressed. Camilla is a well-developed character. She has flaws, but strengths as well. Since I have never read a book about the Mormon faith or its customs, I was fascinated. For Time and Eternity is told in first person from Camilla’s point of view. I thought that this was a good choice, seeing that this book is mostly about Camilla. Camilla was a very relatable character, at least for me. She was easily seduced away from her childhood faith of the Bible by the enchanting faith of the Mormons, personified in the man she fell in love with, Nathan Fox.
I was amazed at the lies and truths so intertwined in the Book of Mormon. The lies are so close to the truths that there could be no separation of them unless you knew the Bible first, as Camilla did. I read a few reviews on Amazon that said that Allison Pittman’s research is somewhat off, but the core foundation of the book is the complete, unmitigated truth. The Book of Mormon tells lies deceptively disguised as the truth.
Also (for any Mormon’s reading this review) I’m not claiming that I know anything about the Mormon faith outside what I've read in For Time and Eternity. But I do know that the only faith that is unalterably correct and perfect is found in the Bible.
I definitely want to read Forsaking All Others, which is the second book in the Sister Wives series.
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it.” Deuteronomy 4:2
“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
I give For Time and Eternity 31/2 out of 5 stars.