Wednesday, August 27, 2014

All for a Story - A Review

Published - October 2013, Tyndale House Publishers
Series - All For Book 2
Author - Allison Pittman
Title - All for a Story
Format - ebook, paper
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Monica Bisbaine  loves all that the Roaring Twenties has to offer. She is frequently heading to the speakeasys and other places that a good girl really shouldn't be at. Yet, she finds herself wanting more. When Max Moore inherits the paper that Monica writes for, he is determined to bring changes to it. He wants to make it more than a tabloid. He wants to turn it into an uplifting and encouraging paper. When Max tells Monica that she needs to infiltrate the Anti-Flirt Club and to write a piece about them, Monica resists. Yet as she gets into the assignment, she discovers that maybe it's time for her to quit being the way that she is and to truly change.

It's been a long time since I read one of Allison Pittman's books. I can't really say why other than they've not made it onto my radar. This one was one I saw I had on my Kindle and saw it was on the Summer Reading list, so I thought why not.

I found it rather hard to hold my attention. Parts of it were really good. But I also thought that parts were really dull. Maybe it was the language of the Twenties. Maybe it was the way that Monica didn't really want to change. I don't know. It left  me feeling a little disappointed.

I'm also not really sure that I liked the way that the threads of the story were not completely resolved. I liked the hopeful ending, but the way that that ending came about, I think I missed something. I know it's part of a series, but I also know it stands alone.

Still it was rich in historical detail. Others may enjoy this, but for me, this time period isn't one I really like to read about.

I read this book as part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of historical fiction, Roaring Twenties, Jessica Dotta

Rating - 3 stars

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