It was reading a blurb online that caught my interest and made me want to read All For A Sister. When my copy finally arrived I had to put it aside so I could work on other books in my to-read stack, but I kept going back and looking at it, it kept whispering to me, and somehow it just 'magically' made its way to the top of said stack.
Allison Pittman writes with such a lively distinctive style that I truly enjoy. She tells each story in a refreshingly straightforward way. No frills, just realistic characters living in one of the most fascinating, and least represented, times in history. All For A Sister is also an interesting look into the Hollywood and the world of film during the early years.
I do have to admit that the viewpoint changes for each chapter were a little confusing at first but it didn't take me long to get pulled into the story and then I hardly noticed. As I read I really did have a hard time putting the book down, Allison Pittman grabs her readers and keeps them. Even when I was doing other things I still thought about the story, what had already occurred and what might happen next.
Allison Pittman has penned another historical winner in All For A Sister, don't miss it!
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher through TBCN in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were wonderful and likable. The story was well written for going back and forth between the past and the present. It was fun to see how some of Hollywood was run back in the first days of movies. I look forward to Allison Pittman's books and again I look forward to the next. I received this book from the Tyndale blog network for a fair and honest opinion.
All for his sister is by far the best of the series. The first 2 books were okay to me. This third installment was really good. I love the mystery of the story. I felt sorry for poor Dana. She sure went through a lot in her life. I did not like Celeste too much at first but she grew on me halfway through the book.
Great story, characters, historical, mystery and drama. I definitely recommend this book. Especially, if the reader has read the first two books of the series. Five stars
All for a sister is another installment in this 1920s themed series. Celeste DuFrane is a girl who lacks nothing in Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties. She has bit parts in films and longs to be a star. The arrival of Dana Lundgren to the DuFrane mansion after spending most of her life imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit changes Celeste's world forever.
This is the second book in this series that I've read. As in Allison Pittman's book, All for a Story, the characters are rich, complex and full of life. I especially enjoyed the format in which she used to tell the tale. The story is unfolded using regular narrative as well as a screenplay type set up to the scene and time jumps around as characters tell their sides of the story. I found myself quite intrigued soon after beginning this book and very much attached to the characters by the book's end. I recommend reading this well written story.
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.