Saturday, June 1, 2013

All for a Song by Allison Pittman (Review)





Binding:
Softcover
ISBN:
978-1-4143-6680-7
List Price:
$13.99
Release Date:
February 2013
Page Count:
368


About the book:

Dorothy Lynn Dunbar has everything she ever wanted: her family, her church, her community, and plans to marry the young pastor who took over her late father’s pulpit. Time spent in the woods, lifting her heart and voice in worship accompanied by her brother’s old guitar, makes her life complete . . . and yet she longs for something more.

Spending a few days in St. Louis with her sister’s family, Dorothy Lynn discovers a whole new way of life—movies, music, dancing; daring fashions and fancy cars. And a dynamic charismatic evangelist . . . who just happens to be a woman. When Dorothy Lynn is offered a chance to join Aimee Semple McPherson’s crusade team, she finds herself confronted with temptations she never dreamed of. Can Dorothy Lynn embrace all the Roaring Twenties has to offer without losing herself in the process?

My Review:

Overall I thought this book was okay. It took place mostly in the 1920s as flashbacks. I was confused in several parts. The modern setting was a nursing home where Dorothy Lynn resided. I never fell in love with Dorothy or really any of the characters except the young teen girl relative in the present who is with her at the nursing home. I thought Dorothy was selfish and her decision making skills poor with no redemption. The author really brought the time period alive though. Some readers may like it especially fans of historical fiction. Personally I like this author's other books better. I really enjoyed Stealing Home.



About the author:

As far as I know, I have always been a writer. Before I could put words to page, I would dictate stories to my mother. I have always lulled myself to sleep by crafting stories--a new chapter each night. When God called me to write, I was thrilled to answer His prompting. And so it was, after a long conversation with my husband, I left a 20-year teaching career to pursue a new direction. It called for a HUGE step of faith, but God has kept me and our family safe.
I count every single one of my readers as one of God's blessings in my life, and I like to think of my stories as being the first step in a conversation. Please visit my website, www.allisonpittman.com and send me an email. It is one of my greatest joys to hear from you!

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