Book Description: Dorothy Lynn Dunbar has everything she ever wanted: her family, her church, her community, and plans to marry the young pastor who took over her late father’s pulpit. Time spent in the woods, lifting her heart and voice in worship accompanied by her brother’s old guitar, makes her life complete . . . and yet she longs for something more.
My Thoughts: Allison Pittman brings out some interesting thoughts in her fictional reads. In All for a Song we meet Dorothy Lynn Dunbar who has it ALL!
Dorothy is about to be married. She feels overwhelmed so her fiancee tells her go visit your sister. While visiting with her sister in the city her sister asks her the question, "You love him don't you? . . . Seven weeks is plenty of time." (p. 60)
Dorothy replies, "All of it. Pa gets sick, and one night Ma brings the new pastor to dinner, and it seems we're engaged. and now . . . it's all decided for me." (p.60)
Dorothy's sister, Darlene, decides that Dorothy needs to be cheered up and tells her they should go to the theatre to see a movie. Dorothy has never been to a movie and is not sure her fiancee or her mother would want her to go. But her sister tells her its air conditioned and a good place for them to talk privately. So, off they go.
The city is mind bogging to Dorothy! So, many noises, so many choices, and the people...this the beginning of Dorothy's choices, too.
She meets a woman charismatic evangelist, Aimee Simple McPherson! And because Dorothy plays the guitar she is offered a chance to join the crusade team. The history surrounding Aimee Simple McPherson's ministry is phenomenal.
This is a somewhat.of.a.coming.of.age read with music, light romance and finding one's way in the dark. Can Dorothy who has a led a sheltered life learn that she has a lot to offer the world and that God is always there, even when we make mistakes?
In my humble opinion, the is probably the best book that Allison Pittman has written.
*This book was provided by Tyndale Fiction for review*
Meet the Author:
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414366809
- ISBN-13: 978-1414366807