Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Everlasting by Angie Frazier

 Everlasting by Angie Frazier                     
 Book Cover: 4/5 stars

 Story: 4.5/5 stars

Summary from the authors website:

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.

Angie lives in my neck of the woods and I got to see her in person at a local book signing (*insert squee*)! She was super nice and my kids were just ecstatic to meet "a real life author."


My review:

Camille would rather be on her dads ship sailing, than attending parties of society in San Francisco. She lived for the open seas, but this would be her last voyage on the Christina. Upon her return she would marry Randall, but she was drawn to Oscar. Her last voyage ends in tragedy when the ship sinks and her father meets a watery death. Learning her father's secret, Camille starts on an enchanted adventure with Oscar to learn the truth of her family, with a chance to bring her father back from the dead. The love between Camille and Oscar blooms, but obstacles get in their way as they go into the Australian wilderness. It is a dangerous place and before long Camille will have to make a choice between the two people she loves.

Angie's writing is beautiful and magical. I will be reading the sequel, THE ETERNAL SEA, as soon as possible because I don't want Camille and Oscar's story to end. This is a great summer read!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like you had fun meeting her. :)

The Tame Lion said...

A great review!
Thanks for that, this summer is gonna be great! :)

Alleged Author said...

Sounds like quite the descriptive read. The cover is beautiful. Great review!

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for posting the review, sounds like a nice story!

Brenda Drake said...

Oh, this sounds like a fun read for the summer. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :D

Misha said...

Sounds like an interesting read. :-) I'll keep my eye out for it.