Monday, February 04, 2013

Allison Pittman's All for a Song ~ Reviewed

Allison Pittman
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1414366809


Small-town girl Dorothy Lynn Dunbar finds joy in her family, church, romance with the pastor, and opportunities to sing for God's glory. But in St. Louis, she discovers movies, dancing, daring fashions, fancy cars---and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. When she joins McPherson's crusade, she's confronted with troubling temptations. Can she embrace the Roaring Twenties without losing her soul?


All For A Song takes place in the 1920’s and revolves around Dorothy Lynn Dunbar.  She’s been raised in a small community, the daughter of a preacher.  Her father has since passed away and she is now preparing to marry the pastor that took her father’s place.  While she loves her home and her fiancé, she still feels restless, like she’s missing out on something.  A few weeks out from her wedding while on a trip to visit her sister in St. Louis, she gets involved with evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and her crusade team.  She is coerced into traveling with them in order to sing for the crowd every night, something she never thought she would do.  However, as she finds herself more involved in this new lifestyle, she feels herself being pulled away from the life she left at home. 
This story was really interesting.  I like the time frame of the 1920’s.  Such an interesting time of change for our country, especially for woman.  I really appreciated that in the long run, Dorothy stayed true to herself and didn’t let herself get too caught up into things that she knew she wasn’t meant to be involved in.  I’m not sure I would read the story again, but I did enjoy it.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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