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Number of Pages: 380
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: All For a Song
Max Moore may hold the title of editor-in-chief for evangelist Aimee Semple McPhersons paper, The Bridal Call, but Aimee calls all the shots. So when Max learns that his great-uncle has passed away, leaving him all his earthly possessions, Max resigns and heads to D.C. Determined to take over the Capitol Chatter, infuse it with his values, and turn it into a respectable paper, Max is soon bumping up against the equally determined Monica Bisbane.
Under Maxs direction, Monica embarks on her most challenging assignment yet: infiltrating and reporting on the Anti-Flirt Society. Though reluctant at first, as Monica meets and mingles with the young women of the club, she begins to question the innocence of her flirtatious lifestyle. And when romance begins to blossom between Max and Monica, she must choose where her loyalties lie: with the young women of the society or the alluring pull of the speakeasy and its inhabitants.
Susan OsbornFullerton, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Entertaining book with a messageJuly 23, 2014Susan OsbornFullerton, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This fun story features Monica Brisbaine, a gossip columnist during the Roaring 20s. When Max Moore inherits his uncles tabloid newspaper, he is determined to change the Capital Chatter into an upstanding newspaper. His desire is to fill it with positive, uplifting stories, which brings him in direct conflict with Monica, the little Monkey who secretly visits speakeasies, looking for dirt for her next column. This is a delightful story with a wonderful Christian message and was a finalist for a prestigious Christy Award. I highly recommend this book as an entertaining read.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5OkayJuly 17, 2014Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 2
Monica is a writer for a tabloid magazine in Washington, D.C. during the Roaring 20's. When a new editor arrives, she clashes with him initially, but later on they become friends.
I thought the book was okay. The overall story was good but I was not amused at Monica's wild ways (illegal drinking, sleeping with a married man, etc.) and that she spent most of the book feeling there were consequences for her actions. The Christian element usually found in Christian fiction books was lacking in this story for the most part, and the ending seemed to be rushed.
CGirl87Age: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fun Historical FictionJuly 12, 2014CGirl87Age: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5
I think I can honestly say that this book was unlike any other novel that I have ever read â€“ in a good way. Monica is a gossip reporter who frequently visits speakeasies and writes about them in her column â€œMonkey Businessâ€. Max has just inherited the paper she writes for and has left his job as an editor for an evangelistâ€™s magazine to manage it. When he arrives, he begins making significant changes to the content of the paper, especially to her column. But will she survive swapping the glamour of the nightlife scene for reporting on a club of women who are opposed to flirting?
The contrast between the two main characters and the situations that result from the clashes between them were highly entertaining. Personally, I found it refreshing to see a departure from the typical â€œbad boy meets good girlâ€ storyline. Ms. Pittman uses snappy dialogue, sympathetic characters, and a unique cast of supporting characters to weave a quirky story that stands out. While not afraid to address serious subject matter she does so with great tact.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes unique historical fiction, and I look forward to reading the next installment in the series!
luvs to cookVirginia Beach, VAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Thoroughly modern MonicaJuly 2, 2014luvs to cookVirginia Beach, VAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
This is an interesting story of a thoroughly modern girl Monica who works for the newspaper in the roaring 1920â€™s when there were speakeasies where people could meet and drink the night away unless there was a police raid. The editor of the paper died suddenly, leaving the paper to his nephew who was working for a Christian evangelist. Max and Monica were bound to clash! Still, Monica needed the job and Max was fascinated by her beauty, personality, and love of life. How Max loosened up and Monica saw how some of her comments in the paper were hurtful and both learned to appreciate each other made for an interesting story with many twists and turns you would never suspect.
Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 27, 2014Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
It's the roaring twenties and Monica "Monkey" Bisbaine is a modern girl who writes about speakeasies in Washington, D.C. for a small newspaper, Capital Chatter. Max Moore is a Christian man who has just inherited the Capitol Chatter from his late Uncle Edward. Max is immediately taken by the flirty and wild Monica and endeavors to help her learn of God and His ways.
This was a neat little book. Some of my favorite parts of the story were the references to life in the twenties. It even opens with one of Monica's "Monkey Business" columns, steeped in the language of the twenties. I enjoyed this book. It was a nice read and ended differently than I expected and actually a little abruptly in my opinion. I recommend it.
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