All for a Song - eBook
This was the first book I read by Allison Pittman and I would want to read a couple more by her before I would decide on her writing skills. This book didn't do a lot for me. It was a little confusing because it switched back and forth between the young girl and the 104 year old lady. The suspense was in whether she was going to go back to her fiancee and live out her life in Heron's Nest or stay and try it in the big world of California. It was a nice read, well-written, but maybe a little simple. I'm not sure totally how to describe. Definitely not a favorite book for sure.
August 29, 2013
ALL FOR A SONG, by Allison Pittman caught my attention from the first page. I like how the author switched from the flapper period to the present in such a seamless fashion. Many times, when a story spans different time periods, it is difficult to figure out where you are in the story, but I didnÃ¢ÂÂt have any issues in this story.
The main character, Dorothy Lynn Dunbar, is likeable and easy to relate to, and I sank into the setting, not wanting to leave.
An appealing story about a time period I knew little about. I recommend this book to women from 18 to 81. A delightful read.
August 13, 2013
This is an intriguing story set during the Roaring Twenties! Dorothy Lynn Dunbar is the daughter of a preacher and engaged to a preacher in her little town of Heron's Nest, but she wonders about the world outside. As her wedding approaches, she decides to visit her sister in St. Louis. There she sees a different way of life and meets Roland, who has movie star good looks and charm, and who is interested in her singing and songwriting. He works for Aimee Semple McPherson, a woman evangelist, and wants Dorothy to travel with them and sing for the crowds of people who come to the crusades. With the lure of fame and the chance at a different love turn her away from everything she's ever known?
The Roaring Twenties was a decade of such change and I enjoyed learning more about it, from life after World War I to the changing fashions. I really liked the how the story went from modern-day Dorothy, who's 107, to what was happening back then, but the author's careful not to reveal which life she chooses until the very end! I was frustrated with some of Dorothy's choices, but I liked her overall, especially as her older self. I could definitely relate to her wanderlust. I enjoyed Allison's writing very much and look forward to checking out her other books!
August 21, 2013
All for a Song
In All For A Song, Dorothy is a 18 year old who is engaged to be married on her 19th birthday. Growing up in a small town as a preacherÃ¢ÂÂs daughter, she longs to see the world a little before settling down with her preacher fiancÃÂ© in the town she grew up in. When she goes to St. Louis to see her sister, who is making her wedding gown, she becomes mesmerized with a traveling, woman evangelist and her manager, Mr. Lundi. When Mr. Lundi discovers that Dorothy has a talent in playing the guitar and singing, he entices her to join the group with promises of helping her find her long-lost brother, who is in California. Wanting to find her brother, she joins them only to discover that everything she desired was at home all along. As DorothyÃ¢ÂÂs story unfolds, you see glimpses of her future as a 107 year old lady living in a nursing home as she remembers who she was as a girl entering womanhood during a visit from a mysterious 20 year old girl that harbors a secret and a longing to get to know her a little. Once I started reading this story, I could not put it down. Normally, I donÃ¢ÂÂt read books, of this genre, because they are too romantic for me, however, there was enough mystery to keep me reading until the end.
August 12, 2013