Sunday, June 13

Everlasting by Angie Frazier

Summary: Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.

On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.

The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.

Beautifully written and feverishly paced, Everlasting is an unforgettable journey of passion, secrecy, and adventure.

My Thoughts: We meet Camille who is aboard her fathers ship one last time. She is getting married to another man soon so this will be her last voyage with her father. Is the fiance the right guy for her? Probably not. Is he a good match for her? Maybe. Does she love him? I don't think so. Is there a right guy? Yes, his name is Oscar and he's a worker on her father's ship. Of course her father would never allow them to be together. She also realizes that her father has a plan to make a pit stop outside the course. She wonders why and tries to figure it out. She finds her answer and its not really the answer she is looking for. Things get hectic and her whole life is turned upside down and things all go downhill from there until we find out more about her father and his secretive plans. I really liked Camille and Oscar but I just felt like there was something lacking. Maybe because they never really would tell each other flat out how they feel about one another.

I liked Everlasting. It was well written but I just didn't love it. I'm not a big fan of historical fiction but will give one a chance every once in a while. For a historical fiction to get even 3 cupcakes from me, it means it must be somewhat good because I'm just not a fan of the genre.

Everlasting was interesting and there was enough action packed throughout the book to make it worth reading. If Frazier writes another book, will I read it? Yes, even if its historical.

Even though I just liked this book, if your a fan of historical fiction you might like it a lot more than me, or even possibly love it.

Overall: Liked it. I liked Oscar and there were a few moments that were somewhat romantic, like when the horses are involved.

Cover: The cover is beautiful. I like how they are sitting in a boat and the colors really go together here.

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