Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tyndale Blog Tour: All for a Song


Author: Allison Pittman

Genre: Life, adventure, growing up

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5 high

Type: Historical fiction

Number of pages: 357

Time period: 1920s

Passage from book: Go here to read about it on Goodreads.

My overall opinion: Over a year ago, I read For Time and Eternity and Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman. I didn’t love them, but they were okay for a one-time read. But when I saw this book come up for review on Tyndale, I decided I would give Allison another try – the 1920s are a fascinating time-period, and the cover was most interesting. So I requested it…and wow. I was very happy after that. This book caught me much more – possibly because I found the subject and the time period much more interesting. So much happened in the 1920s! This one is the story of a young country girl who is swept up in the sometimes erroneous revival movement that filled America. Through it, Dorothy Lynn is challenged about both her faith and her lifestyle. I loved reading about the 1920s (my most recent obsession), enjoyed learning everything there was to learn from this book (Aimee Semple McPherson – fascinating), and found Dorothy Lynn a good heroine. On a side note…apparently the author did a great job describing Aimee, a real historical person, because she looks JUST like I pictured her when I read about her. I will plan to read more by Allison Pittman!

**Tyndale Publishers supplied me with this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review, nor was I paid in any way other than the book.**

4 comments:

Analiese said...

Very interesting cover, to be sure. :D You are studying the 1920s right now, aren't you? I don't like the clothing from that period, but the lifestyle is interesting. :D

Grace said...

I have read some amazing reviews for this today as I am filtering through all of the blog posts that I have to catch up on. I am looking forward to reading it.
-Gilded Grace

Lisa E. said...

Great review! I'm intrigued by anything set in the 1920's, so I've had my eye on this one. I've read one of Allison's earlier works, Stealing Home, and it was amazing! A real tear jerker, that's for sure. I'd highly recommend it, but keep the Kleenex handy! :)

~Lisa E.

Charity U said...

Analiese, I'm actually up a few years from that now, but my next to last research paper was on 1920s fashion. Lifestyle and clothing -- both fascinating, if not beautiful. ;)

Grace, do read it! It's definitely worth your time.

Lisa, thank you! I too am intrigued by anything 1920s. I haven't read "Stealing Home" yet...I'll put it on my list. :)