Saturday, February 9, 2013

All for a Song


In “All for a Song” by Allison Pittman, we meet Dorothy Lynn Dunbar. Dorothy Lynn grew up in a small town where her father was the preacher. When her father becomes ill a new preacher arrives in town, her mother thinks he is the perfect man for Dorothy Lynn. After her father dies and several months of courting, Reverend Brent Logan asks for her hand in marriage. Dorothy Lynn starts to get anxious because she has always longed for more. When she takes a trip to St. Louis to visit her sister she meets Roland. He is a part of Aimee Semple McPherson’s crusade team. Roland finds out that Dorothy Lynn writes songs and has her come to the meeting one night to sing. Everyone loves Dorothy Lynn. Roland talks her into continuing with them all the way to California. Brent is not happy that Dorothy Lynn wants to do this but decides it is better for her to get the wanderlust out of her system before they marry. Dorothy Lynn soon gets caught up in the world that was the Roaring Twenties. Will Dorothy Lynn leave Brent for a life with Roland?

I could not put this book down. When the book opens it is on the eve of Dorothy Lynn’s 107th birthday. I love that the author keeps coming back to that day throughout the book. I am sure there were many young ladies that wanted to put on the flapper dresses and embrace the Roaring Twenties but it is nice to see that while Dorothy Lynn was able to do this she was also able to follow her heart and keep God in her sight. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.

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