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.
Angie was sweet enough to answer a few questions for us:
Book-Savvy: If you could trade places with one of your characters for a day, who would you choose?
Angie Frazier: "Oh, most definitely Camille! But only if it's a day that she is entirely alone with Oscar in the Australian wilderness. (waggles eyebrows deviously)"
Book-Savvy: What one book (other than yours) do you think every person should read at least once?
Angie Frazier: "In my opinion, everyone should read Lois Lowry's The Giver at least once. It's one of the most haunting books I've ever read, and it showed me just how important it is to feel, love, and to look beyond what's on the surface."
Book-Savvy: If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters would you choose to be stuck with?
Angie Frazier: "Sure I love Oscar, but if it's a desert island I'm going to need some entertainment. So I'd have to choose Ira Beam, the Australian con-man that helps Camille and Oscar in Everlasting."
Thank you so much to Angie for stopping by! Go watch the book trailer, too! It's beautiful!
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