She lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at www. In year-old Camille Rowen sets out from San Francisco with her father for one last sea voyage before entering into a passionless but financially advantageous marriage "She had four months to dig through her soul and unearth the feelings she knew were hiding somewhere". En route to Australia, the ship goes down in a storm and her father drowns, just after a mysterious letter surfaces from her supposedly dead mother, which involves an enchanted map and stone that holds the power of immortality.
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White haze choked the small seaport, and the fog bells sounding across the bay echoed in her chest. Fitting weather to mark the death of her freedom. Oscar covered his mouth with his hand and paced the rug. What is this Umandu place? Relationships were so important in this book—the way they challenged the characters to question their choices and to find the courage to follow their dreams. Trying to make her way in a world when women had little say in their future, Camille fascinated me.
I loved her strength of will and sense of adventure. Throughout the events that transpired in Everlasting, Camille showed true bravery and whole lot of spunk.
I enjoyed watching her character grow and evolve. My favorite aspect of Everlasting involved the dynamics between Camille and Oscar, the poor sailor who stole her heart.
The chemistry between these two absolutely sizzled. I found myself desperately wanting Camille to come to her senses and realize just how perfect Oscar was for her, no matter what the social and financial ramifications would be. She watched as his eyes traveled over her own features, touching on the wound by her temple and settling on the heart-shaped fullness of her lips.
Oscar held his piercing stare. The veil. The shoes. Even the strands of pearls, all laid out awaiting her return. The heavy word weighed on her as Ira continued to snore and Oscar continued to study her in a way that made her feel captivating and beautiful.
The twists and turns constantly surprised me and kept me turning the pages with delight. Supporting characters like Ira the gambler and Daphne, the Madame with the heart of gold added even more spark to an already exciting novel.
Everlasting will always hold a special place with me. January 1, Sandy A hidden gem! Adventure and romance combine for an historical fiction thrill ride! This is a hidden gem of a book. It combines adventure, romance, and a touch of mysticism into a meticulously researched historical fiction thrill ride. I picked up this book on a whim at the library. I A hidden gem! Yes, I know--totally not safe. IEverlasting felt unique and refreshing.
I wish it had a different title to reflect just how special this tale was. This book was anything but generic--it had a riveting plot, steal-your-breath romance, and exceptional characterization. Her cast of characters is delightful, from the dashing Oscar with his charm and loyalty to the loveable con-man Ira with his wit and humor.
Her settings are lush and enthralling, from the high seas to the Australian Outback. Unlike so many other novels with their "I loved you for no reason the moment I saw you," Angie creates a simmering romance between Camille and Oscar that gradually intensifies throughout the novel. I was enthralled as I watched the romance unfold--the tender moments and little touches and longing looks had me hooked! I love that Angie let the love simmer--it creates so much delicious romantic tension as a companion for all of the adventure.
With equal parts adventure and romance, Everlasting is sensational! This novel is bursting with plot and adventure with just the right amount of romance to spice things up. I felt like I was reading Romancing the Stone and Pirates of the Caribbean mashed into one enrapturing historical fiction gem. January 1, Kelly Everlasting is a comfort read. Right after Camille and her father get back from that one last trip to Australia.
Unsurprisingly, the voyage to Australia goes anything but smoothly. Storms at sea, heartbreaking loss, rumors of a hidden magical treasure, forbidden love, a dangerous journey through harsh terrain with enemies in hot pursuit — Angie Frazier packs all the elements of a tale of high adventure into Everlasting.
Like I said, a comfort read. Everlasting is probably not going to stick with me forever, but it was enjoyable while I was reading it, and I recommend it to preteen or teen readers who are fans of the movies mentioned above.
Make some hot cocoa and let Angie Frazier take you away on a grand adventure. I really liked the idea of this book, the premise was definitely interesting. The characters, although charismatic, felt rather flat. The world needed more development as well, it was very easy to forget what time period the story was supposed to take place in. In the end, many important scenes were done too fast, which led me to be confused at some points.
I also knew what would happen about halfway Actual rating 2. I also knew what would happen about halfway through the book, there was no suspense at all. Overall, I liked that the book had more to offer than a simple love story, but the whole thing could have been written so much better and more exciting. I have absolutely no desire to read the sequel. January 1, D. Oftentimes the same basic storyline displays itself across the shelves of our local bookstores. The names have been changed, but the story remains the same: normal teenage girl falls for otherworldly beautiful boy.
Angie Frazier has created a tender, romantic, thrilling, fun, heart-wrenching novel. This is the type of book that you yearn for as you search through shelves upon shelves of selections at the library. This is the type of book that began your desire to read fiction in the first place.
Everlasting is a charming, overwhelmingly emotional journey through the life of, yes, a teenage girl. And that is where he similarities with all the other supernatural novels ends.
Camille has but two loves: her father and the sea. Now, at the age of seventeen, and with an impending wedding coming up, she is faced with the difficult choice of letting one of those go. With her last and final voyage with her father, Camille feels she is ready to come to terms with what her new adult life will hold. But can she truly say goodbye to the thrill of the open sea, or to her friendship with Oscar, the young man who her father rescued from the streets years before?
As it turns out, Camille learns that sometimes in life, the important decisions are made for you. And with everything else, you just have to let your heart be your guide. Camille is a strong, brave, unselfish, headstrong heroine. Her every action revolves around how it will affect others around her. I loved her from the first page.
The supporting characters are just as complex and beautiful. I cannot wait for the second installment. January 1, Rachael Seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has always loved adventure. To Camille, marrying a wealthy man for the sake of society means losing her freedom, even if it could save her father and herself from economic ruin. So Camille makes her choice, but on her final voyage, confronted by family secrets and betrayals, she starts to reconsider that choice.
Everlasting has all the makings of a great pirate or perhaps Wild West tale with threats around every turn—minus the pirates and outlaws. This story is one of adventure, both on the high seas and across rugged terrain, all set in The historical angle of this novel adds so much to the story, especially in the way of societal standards and gender roles.
The effect is quite incredible. This lovely debut should not be missed by fans of The Dust of Dogs by A. I greatly look forward to more from Frazier.
A storm changes all her plans. I never got into this book very deeply. At first look, it has many elements I thought I would love: a forbidden love, a quest in a historically interesting time period of Australia with nice details, and a magic element. January 1, Chachic Orginally posted here.
I liked the premise of the story - a young female protagonist who grew up without a mother and is used to life on board a ship. Although that probably has more to do with the story not being able to completely suck me in.
Like I always say, those who are interested in this book should still give it a try because you might have a different reading experience. You might end up liking Camille more than I did because I have to give her credit - she did the best that she could given the situation.
Camille is a bold, brilliant heroine--a seventeen-year-old Indiana Jones in skirts--I want to be her when I grow up! January 1, Kari Poignant and historically realistic, Everlasting is a great mix of love and adventure. The time period setting is made clear from the start but is portrayed in a way that reads smoothly and any reader can understand and follow. A range of characters and vivid settings help bring out the overall fantastic nature of this book.
Camille is a strong character, particularly for her time period. She l Poignant and historically realistic, Everlasting is a great mix of love and adventure. Despite this, Camille is still a relatively sheltered young woman and this aspect shows in certain areas of naivety which adds an overall realistic effect.
She is passively defiant yet passionate about many things. Her rationalizations and motivations hold true to not only her age but also her time period.
Shelves: i-own , read-in , premise-i-love , can-t-stop-thinking-about , chemistry-sigh , settings-i-love A hidden gem! Adventure and romance combine for an historical fiction thrill ride! This is a hidden gem of a book. It combines adventure, romance, and a touch of mysticism into a meticulously researched historical fiction thrill ride. I picked up this book on a whim at the library. I A hidden gem! Yes, I know--totally not safe.