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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Review: Everlasting by Angie Frazier

Title: Everlasting

Author : Angie Frazier

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication date: June, 2010

Stand Alone or Series:  Series–this is the first in a series

Hardcover: 336 pages

How I got this book: Bought

Why I chose this book:  It was taunting me in the bookstore.

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

Ahoy Maties!  Get on board this fast pace swashbuckling adventure.  Frazier weaves an enchanting tale that takes place on the sea, on land, and involving some beasties you could never imagine!  But don’t be mistaken.  This isn’t a pirate tale at all.  Follow the romantic strains of Camille, who has a fiancee at home, and Oscar, the first mate.  Include in the mix Ira, the saracast and witty con artist, and you’ve got quite the adventure.  All the character’s are vivid and laugh out loud.  Everlasting was fun, sweet, sad, hilarious, scary, and every other emotion you can dredge up.  I would recommend it to fans of different era, romance, and the great open sea.

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