Monday, August 4, 2014

"All for a Sister" by Allison Pittman

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About this book:

  “In Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, Celeste DuFrane has it all. Her father's work with color movie film opens doors that lead to the stardom she's always aspired to. But after losing her mother, she discovers that half the estate has been left to a woman accused of killing Celeste's baby sister before Celeste was even born. Dana Lundgren arrives on the steps of the DuFrane mansion having spent most of her life imprisoned for a crime that never happened. After accusing her of murder so many years ago, why did Marguerite DuFrane leave her a sizeable inheritance? As Celeste and Dana learn each other's stories, they come up with more questions than answers. Then a surprising discovery begins to fill in the missing pieces: Marguerite DuFrane's written confession, penned shortly before her death. Uncovering the treachery and deceit that changed the course of countless lives--most of all, their own--the two women find more than they ever dreamed of.

 Series: Book #3 in the “All for” series {I have not read book #1, “All for a Song”, but have read #2, “All for a Story”, and that review is Here!}

Spiritual Content- Psalm 16:5-6 in written in the acknowledgments; Graciela is Catholic and growing up Celeste says “they only had a church at Christmastime”; Talks about how God sees us, How God orchestrations everything thing, & forgiveness (Note: There are many talks about God, but none of the ‘H’s are capitalized.); A Scripture is quoted.

Negative Content- Minor Cussing including: a ‘hag’, a ‘drat’, a ‘bloody’, two ‘shut up’s, and six ‘stupid’s; People curse but it’s not written; Blood, Drinking & Smoking (all semi-detail being the highest).   

Sexual Content- a ‘h*ssy’; Two semi-detailed kisses & one not-detailed kisses; Marguerite says her husband “kissed me sooner than he ought, b*dded me before our marriage”, “he satisfied his appetite in b*ds other than our own”(Marguerite is shocked when she finds out she’s pregnant because her husband had a “fleeting interest and questionable fidelity” and that she’d “only known Arthur in a marital sense three times since Mary’s conception”) and Marguerite says she knew her husband was an adulterer; a baby was/is born out of wedlock; flirtatious & provocatively poses; Dana held baby Mary to her breast (semi); Carrie says she cut her uncle because “he was trying to touch me in that way, and I wasn’t having none of it”; Marguerite saw a man in just a nightshirt (semi-detailed);       

-Celeste DuFrane
-Dana Lundgren
-Marguerite DuFrane
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1925 {but goes back-n-forth from 1904 up to 1925}
                                                        348 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

This was a…unique! plot, for sure! While it was unique, I don’t think it would be for girls under 16. I also wished the Dana & Celeste were on the cover.  

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*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 (Tyndale House Publishers) for this review.

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