Dorothy Lynn Dunbar, the daughter of a the local preacher, has led a sheltered life and had never ventured beyond the town in which she was raised. Her Pa dies and Brent Logan inherits his pulpit. She and Brent fall in love and plan a wedding. Dorothy goes to St. Louis to visit her sister who is going to make her wedding dress. While in St. Louis Dorothy finds that there is life beyond the walls of her sheltered upbringing in Heron’s Nest. Movies, restaurants, night life all beckon her to check them out. She meets Roland Lundi, an assistant to evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and he encourages her to sing at their meetings. One thing leads to another, Dorothy travels with the evangelistic team and finds life in the Roaring Twenties to be alluring and scary…all at the same time. Waking up one morning she realizes that she life she is leading is not the life she wants.
I loved this book. Seriously, I did! All for a Song reminds me that no sin is unforgivable and that grace abounds even when we are in the pit. Dorothy remembers the lessons and songs of her upbringing. She asks forgiveness and recognizes that once forgiven, her sins are left at the foot of the cross. She is faced with a series of choices, some very hard, but she examines her soul and her self and determines what she REALLY wants out of life.
This is a book about forgiveness, redemption and choices…and how all of our choices impact the path of our life. Pittman took me by the hand and lead me down a road that could have been traveled by any of us. Beautifully written, with excellent character development and descriptions that made the scenes and clothing vividly appear in my mind.
This is a great read and I would highly recommend it for young adults and up.