All for a Song by Allison K. Pittman
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
The short description of this book sounded interesting and I really liked the look of the cover. I know very little about the roaring twenties and I thought that this book would introduce me to a new era in historical fiction. Unfortunately, in my haste to select the book—I did not pay attention to the longer description or I would have realized that I agree with very little of the doctrine in this book. It isn’t that I can’t appreciate or read something I don’t agree with when it comes to religion except that this book came off to be very preachy and pushy about it. Though this story is fiction it does have one “real life” character portrayed in the pages—a female evangelist of the 1920s. Now, I honestly didn’t even realize there were female evangelists in that era, so that was news to me but I honestly didn’t enjoy the portrayal. The main character adored her and it seems the author meant to express her goodness and rather I read into it an arrogance and haughty attitude that made me cringe. I won’t get into the discussion of doctrine but I will say that the majority of the books I read as Christian fiction tends to stay pretty non-denominational and that wasn’t the case with this book, causing me to find fault with it as I felt that it was pushy and entirely too preachy. Yes, I know that I already said that but I just didn’t like it and came to the conclusion that this just wasn’t the book for me.
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