Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"All for a Story" by Allison Pittman

About this book:

  “Monica Brisbane loves being a modern girl in the Roaring Twenties. Her job writing a gossip column allows her access to all the local speakeasys in Washington, D.C., where she can dance the night away--and find fodder for her next article. But when the owner of the "Capitol Chatter" newspaper passes away, Monica wonders what will happen to her job, and the lifestyle she loves.Max Moore may hold the title of editor-in-chief for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's paper, "The Bridal Call," but Aimee calls all the shots. So when Max learns that his uncle has passed away, leaving him all his earthly possessions, Max resigns and heads to D.C. Determined to take over the "Capitol Chatter," infuse it with his values, and turn it into a respectable paper, Max is soon bumping up against the equally determined Monica Brisbane.Under Max's direction, Monica embarks on her most challenging assignment yet: infiltrating and reporting on the Anti-Flirt Society. Though reluctant at first, as Monica meets and mingles with the young women of the club, she begins to question the innocence of her flirtatious lifestyle. And when romance begins to blossom between Max and Monica, she must choose where her loyalties lie: with the young women of the society or the alluring pull of the speakeasy and its inhabitants.

 Series: “All for” book #2. { I have not read book #1 “All for a Song” }

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 15:22, Philippians 4:8 and other Scriptures are quoted; Prayers are said; Max has a Faith and witnesses to Monica *spoiler* and near the end Monica wants to “come clean” and become a Christian. *end of spoiler*

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘screw’ and two ‘swanky’s; Lots of drinking & smoking.

Sexual Content- Minor (sexual) cussing including: one ‘floozy’; Flirting, lots of flirting *spoiler* after meeting with the Anti-Flirt club and couple of times, Monica tries not to flirt. *end of spoiler*; A couple of sayings: Tony says “Nothing but s*x, s*x, s*x” when talking about flirting, and Zelda says “Not like you modern girls, flaunting yourselves with your smoking and your s*x”; One very detailed kiss; Monica dates a married man and tries to break-up with him mid-way through the book, much to his ire.

-Monica Bisbaine
-Max Moore
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                                                           355 pages
                                          Set in 1923

Pre & New Teens-

Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
“All for a Story” would have gotten a much lower rating from me if it had ended differently. ;) While best for older teens (because of the flirting, smoking and going to clubs) I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the first book “All for a Song” and the third book “All for a Sister” which is coming out later this year.

I'll see y'all tomorrow for another review! What kind of book do you want to see? A Historical? And Amish? A teen Amish? A book I loved? A book I didn't like? Let me know or I'll have to pick at random! ;)


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a 1920s kind of novel! Good review!