About the book: Years before online dating became a respectable option, two broken and imperfect souls digitally crossed paths as they tried to find their way back to God. This fascinating true story, told through journals and emails, will have you smiling from start to finish and shedding a few tears along the way. Engaging and entertaining, it’s the perfect reminder of the power of love, redemption, and hope.
My review: I love the cover of this book! The red, white and black theme just kind of speaks to me I guess. I also really enjoyed reading this book. I don't think I've ever read or even really heard a story quite like this one. Duane and Selena Pannell's story starts with them living on opposite sides of the North American continent, and not having any idea the other exists somewhere. Then a chance setting up of accounts on LDSsingles.com eventually brings them together as friends and eventually more...
This book is written from the old journals and emails that this couple were sending back and forth to each other through LDSsingles.com. I loved the way that you see the story through both of their point of views. I thought that both of them had an amazing voice and point of view as to just what was happening to them and what had happened to them before they "met." As I was reading it, I kept thinking that there really aren't coincidences in this life, I think Heavenly Father has more of a hand in our lives than we realize as we are living it. If you want to read a cute, clean, fun true love story, this is the book for you!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the authors: Duane and Selena Pannell “met” online while living in Virginia and Alberta, Canada. After a complicated long-distance relationship spanning four years, they married and have a son together. Their first book is borne of yet another separation in their lives when Selena was in Alberta for several months in 2013 with her dying father.
Duane was going through their old correspondence because he is a “mushy man” and thought this was a story worth telling. After some coaxing, he convinced Selena, and with a little help from googledocs, they began their collaboration on “3,000 Miles To Eternity.”
Today they serve as missionary group leaders in the LDS (Mormon) Addiction Recovery Program where they lead two 12 Step meetings a week. Duane is putting the final touches on a manuscript addressing addiction recovery while Selena homeschools their son and teaches archery in her spare time.
Labels: Cedar Fort, Duane Pannell, LDS non-fiction, Selena Pannell