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A Parade Magazine Best Young Adult Book of 2021

“A romance for the ages…one perfect little novel.” —Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl

The Sun Is Also a Star meets Outlander in this “unforgettable and artfully crafted romance” (Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’) about two teens who relive their tragic love story over and over until they uncover what they must do to change their fate.

Tamar is a musician, a warrior, a survivor. Fayard? He’s a pioneer, a hustler, a hopeless romantic.

Together, Tamar and Fayard have lived a thousand lives, seen the world build itself up from nothing only to tear itself down again in civil war. They’ve even watched humanity take to the stars. But in each life one thing remains the same: their love and their fight to be together. One love story after another. Their only concern is they never get to see how their story ends. Until now.

When they finally discover what it will take to break the cycle, will they be able to make the sacrifice?

About The Author

Photograph by Tokie Rome Taylor

Shanna Miles attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. With a passion for reading, she continued on to Georgia State University where she earned a master’s degree in library media. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, she considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool Southern girl. As such, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she met and married her husband, a fellow educator. When she’s not writing about Southern girls in love, in trouble, or in space, she’s sharing books with teens as a high school librarian or reading stories to her two young daughters. To find out more about Shanna, you can connect with her online at or on Twitter at @SRMilesAuthor.  

Why We Love It

“For fans of Outlander, The Sun Is Also a Star, and An Ember in the Ashes. Part romance, part historical fiction, part speculative, this teen novel is an epic story about two young adults whose love knows no bounds. It’s unlike any novel I’ve read before, and I am certain Tamar and Fayard’s relationship across the ages will sweep readers away.”

—Krista V., Senior Editor, on For All Time

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 28, 2021)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534485990
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99
  • Lexile ® HL770L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

“A romance for the ages. Fresh voices and original predicaments make this one perfect little novel.”

– Stacey Lee, award-winning author of THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL

* "Achingly romantic and carefully layered, this swoony love story meets a trippy space-time continuum, and Miles effortlessly balances a complicated setup with deep characterization....Fans of Leah Thomas’ Because You’ll Never Meet Me will find this particularly rewarding."


"This genre-bending novel is for the true romantics at heart."

– Kirkus Reviews

“Expertly woven across characters and centuries, FOR ALL TIME is a beautiful story of true love enduring all things, even death. Do not miss Shanna Miles’s fantastic debut!”

– Meredith Ireland, Author of THE JASMINE PROJECT

“An unforgettable and artfully crafted romance right down to the very last page.”

– Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List High School Title

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