Friday, September 30, 2011
Allison Pittman's Forsaking All Others ~ Reviewed
FORSAKING ALL OTHERS
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2011)
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.
Forsaking All Others is about a young woman named Camilla Fox. She has fled the Mormon faith, but in doing so, has left behind her husband, who has taken another wife, and her two daughters. In the midst of her flight, she is caught in a terrible snowstorm, but is rescued by US Army Colonel Charles Brandon. While recovering under the care of the United States Army, her faith grows in Jesus Christ, and her resolve to rescue her daughters from the false teachings of the Mormon church grow.
This was such a great book. I wish I had been able to read the prequel first, but it wasn’t awkward jumping in on book 2. I enjoyed seeing how Camilla’s eyes are opened to the truth, and how she was able to discern between the true teachings of the Bible, as opposed to false teachings. It reinforces how important a strong foundation in the scriptures is, even from childhood, because it is those teachings that brought her back to the truth. I hope a sequel is written to this book, as I would love to follow Camilla’s story!
Reviewed by: Sarah Porter