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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 ...more
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Published October 1st 2013 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Paula Vince
Max Moore's uncle died and left him his newspaper, which Max wants to spruce up with stories of virtue and heroism. Miss Monica's Bisbaine's column, Monkey Business, is all about the vice and sneakiness of the underworld, and she feels her position at the paper is threatened by his intentions.

I found it difficult to muster much sympathy for Monica. She had so much attitude, a stirrer and troublemaker all through. She was disrespectful of Max's position as boss and full of backchat. She put a hug
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Emilee
Oct 05, 2016 Emilee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: d-c
This is such a fun series. It's fresh and different from the usual Christian fiction I read. "All for a Story" is the second book in Allison Pittman's roaring twenties series. It has very little connection to the first book in the series, "All for a Song".
Monica, the heroine in the story is a journalist and a flapper.Max is the sweet,charming hero who is Monica's boss. I enjoyed reading how Monica changed and grew through out the story. Like some of the other books I've read by Pittman, the end
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Cookielover
Um, this lady should never stop writing, first of all.
You get lost in her books and there's no way out.
This story is a story about a girl who realized that stories could have happily ever after. :)
Ally
Oct 26, 2013 Ally rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.

Oy! We have an oldie book! All For A Story is a Christian, Historical Fiction, and New Adult to Adult book. But truly, it's not Monica who's a true Christian. It's Max Moore.

All For A Story doesn't give me a thrill like so many other books despite the fact that the ever so thirsty gossip, Monica Brisbane, hangs out in clubs with mobsters and gangsters. It's still pretty good considering that I read the entire book, without considering abandoning it. (Yeah
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Emma Reilly
Mar 21, 2014 Emma Reilly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
All for A Story by Allison Pittman has quickly become a favorite for me. I have been so excited about this series for so long, and with each book it seems to get better and better. Every time I pick up an Allison Pittman book I am amazed at the wild ride I go on. She writes with such an elegance and honesty that brings goose bumps to my arms. Somehow every emotion fills each page, each word, and before I know it I’m carried away on the wings of the story, taken far away, never to return. It is a ...more
Ruth Sophia
Jul 17, 2014 Ruth Sophia rated it it was ok
A poor excuse for Christian fiction

A terribly disappointing story. This book claims to be "Religious", "Christian fiction", "Inspirational." It is none of those. While the writing itself is decent, the story felt like Christianity was an after thought, something included to get particular people to read it. In theory, the book is about trying to make a tabloid a place for inspiration for a good life, but the truth is the novel glamorizes what it claims to condemn. In fact, the story would proba
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Ericka Miller
Oct 27, 2013 Ericka Miller rated it it was amazing
I loved the story. I loved how she brought the roaring twenties to life and how despite the era of what was going on, you always have God to turn to. I only wished the ending didn't end like that. I was looking for more.
Staci
Oct 23, 2016 Staci rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
After fully enjoying All For a Song, I was a bit disappointed with All For a Story.

It took me several chapters to figure out the formatting (perhaps only a Kindle version issue). Once I figured out the formatting, I settled in and started to enjoy Max and Monica's story. Max inherited a publication that shares the fringes of society. Monica is happily living on the fringes. Max bring propriety to the publication and influences Monica's actions.

It was a good story and I look forward to continuing
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Danyelle
Dec 12, 2013 Danyelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, print, review

Monica Brisbane loves being a modem girl in the Roaring Twenties. Her job writing a gossip column takes her to all the local speakeasies in Washington D. C. and she loves dancing the night away scoping put new stories for her column. However, her future takes an uncertain turn when the owner of Capitol Chatter passes away, leaving Monica what will happen to her job and her beloved lifestyle.

Max Moore might hold the position of editor-in-chief for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's paper, the
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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 Bri
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Victor Gentile
Aug 30, 2014 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Allison Pittman in her new book, “All For A Story” Book Two in the All For A series published by Tyndale House Publishers brings us into the life of Monica Bisbaine.

From the Back Cover: Monica Bisbaine 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 won
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Rambling Readers
Dec 01, 2013 Rambling Readers rated it really liked it
Allison Pittman consistently delivers novels rooted firmly in faith and history. I am always excited to delve into her stories and experience the past. "All for a Story" reads like a 1920's movie, with flappers, speakeasies, dancing, and dialogue that seems completely authentic to the time period. Pittman also introduces readers to another product of the 1920s - the Anti-Flirt Society. The incorporation of less well-known pieces of history is one of the reasons that I love Allison Pittman's ...more
Kari Anderson
Apr 06, 2014 Kari Anderson rated it liked it
From Goodreads:
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
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Renn Shearin
Dec 28, 2013 Renn Shearin rated it really liked it
Monica Brisbaine 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 c
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Kaitlin
May 27, 2014 Kaitlin rated it really liked it
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Downloaded free from Amazon on 5/4/14 (Released October 2013)

Rating: 4 bones

Finish Time: Too long because of my move. But a fun book that I really enjoyed! Monica Bisbaine aka “Monkey”, is an anonymous writer of a gossip column titled “Monkey Business” for a local New York paper during the 20′s (a decade I very much enjoy reading about.) I found out this book was loosely based on an actual writer known as “Lipstick” wh
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Dawn
Monica Bisbaine loves all that the Roaring Twenties has to offer. She is frequently heading to the speakeasys and other places that a good girl really shouldn't be at. Yet, she finds herself wanting more. When Max Moore inherits the paper that Monica writes for, he is determined to bring changes to it. He wants to make it more than a tabloid. He wants to turn it into an uplifting and encouraging paper. When Max tells Monica that she needs to infiltrate the Anti-Flirt Club and to write a piece ...more
Cheryl Ellis
Jun 29, 2014 Cheryl Ellis rated it really liked it
I have not read any of Allison Pittman's books before, so I did not realize until the end this was a sequel of sorts. I did however enjoy this book.

Monica is a writer for a newspaper and her column is "monkey business". It is written about her experiences (not in specifics, but kind of a code) about where she eats, who she is with, different things that happen to her. Max is the nephew of the owner of the newspaper. He inherits the paper after his uncle passes away unexpectedly. This is a love s
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Rob Slaven
Nov 03, 2013 Rob Slaven rated it really liked it
Firstly, and as usual, it must be noted that I didn't buy this book. Instead, it came to me for free as the result of a Shelf Awareness giveaway. Despite that kind consideration, I give my candid opinions in this review. Also, it should be noted that I'm not a Christian so it may seem a bit odd for me to be reviewing Christian literature. Nonetheless, I'll review this book based on its literary merits and ignore any philosophical differences I may have with the genre.

On the positive side, the bo
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Sally
It’s 1923, and America is in the middle of Prohibition. There are still plenty of ways to find a drink and some company, however, and Monica Bisbaine knows where the best places are. She writes a column under the pseudonym of Monkey for a tawdry tabloid, but not everyone is a fan. Monica thinks she loves this life, even if she does have to share her boyfriend with his wife. She loves the attention, but is she actually looking for something deeper?

Allison Pittman’s previous title, All For a Song,
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Denise
Oct 11, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
I've never read any books by Allison Pittman before this one, and I'm not always a huge historical fiction fan, but this book looked intriguing so I decided to give it a shot. All For A Story follows Monica Bisbaine. She's a modern girl in the Roaring Twenties, and a gossip writer for the newspaper Capitol Chatter. When Max Moore, editor-in-chief Aimee Semple McPherson's magazine, inherits Capitol Chatter from his uncle, he decides to revamp the newspaper with positive stories. He receives a lot ...more
Lyndi
Aug 30, 2014 Lyndi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think I am going to give up reading this series. And possibly books by this author. Every summer her books on are the Tyndale house summer reading program. And if her books were the only books on the list, I would never read anything else, as I feel her books are on this list just to get people to read them. While the writing itself is not bad at all, the storyline, especially in this particular series are just bad. I am very surprised that this book is even labeled a Christian novel. To me it ...more
Denise Hershberger
Jun 18, 2014 Denise Hershberger rated it really liked it
This was my second novel by Pittman. I have to admit I did NOT enjoy All for a Song but I decided to go ahead and give All for a Story a chance and I'm so glad I did. I'm not sure if I just related with Monica more than the characters in the other book or if I enjoyed the story line more but either way I really enjoyed this book.

I was on newspaper staff in high school and college so I enjoyed reading about a young woman writing a column for a local paper even if it was a gossip column and not ha
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Deb
Jun 18, 2014 Deb rated it it was amazing
Intrigue. Encouragement. Adventure. Revelation. Fun. Redemption. Heroism. Reflection. All for a Story is one of those few books that can take me back to my carefree fun days, then flash forward to my married life in one swipe of a page. The female character reminds me of myself and the goal of having as many fun days as possible added to the notch on my dancing shoe buckle.

The era is adventurous and even exciting. All for a Story is fun and flighty without the whiplash. I love how the male lead
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Debra Brinkman
Jul 04, 2014 Debra Brinkman rated it really liked it
I didn't realize this was the second in a series until I had read the book. This title does stand alone, though I'm guessing I'd have a better understanding of Max and just where he is coming from had I read the first one. He was editor-in-chief for Aimee Semple McPherson, or at least that was his title. His job was mostly a yes-man. When his uncle dies, leaving everything to Max, Max takes this opportunity to head to DC and take over the Capitol Chatter and turn it into something more than ...more
D.M. Webb
Feb 16, 2015 D.M. Webb rated it really liked it
Monica the Monkey hides deep behind her flapper, modern-day woman facade. Speakeasies and classy joints provide a place to shield her from pain, loneliness, and self-doubt.
Max the Editor hides behind his faith and his strait-laced virtues. He seeks a place in this world.
Two orphans, one destination.

Era of a new age and new beginnings, luxurious in detail, Allison Pittman brings the reader a story that mimics Christ's patient love for us all.

Although rich in detail, at times I was taken away fro
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Laura Carter
Jul 18, 2015 Laura Carter rated it liked it
I had a hard time deciding between a 3 or 4 star review. 4 because I liked the book and I enjoyed the writing style. It was a romance without feeling cheesy and predictable. But a 3 because there was no major plot line. There was no big problem that had to be solved. No mystery and intrigue, just a simple story about two completely different people who fell in love. I enjoyed the story, but it was lacking an actual plot.

There's not much else to say about it. It was irritating that Max started c
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Michelle
I have now read all of the books in this series, having read this one last. The books really don't need to be read in order because there are mostly different characters in each book. This one takes the reader into the more rowdy side of the '20s. Monica is all about having a good time and getting a story for her column Monkey Business. She gets to go to the secret type places where booze and sex are frequently in the same setting. Allison Pittman doesn't give details but these topics are ...more
Elizabeth
Aug 25, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
All for a Story is another great novel by Allison Pittman. Like her other two books, the story is set during the Roaring 20’s. Monica is just another modern girl and she works for a gossip column which allows her to have access to prominent people in D.C. whom are generally her targets for her articles. However, when the owner of the gossip column dies, things at the column change when the new owner takes control. Max Moore, the nephew of the gossip column, does not like how the gossip column is ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
All for a Story
By Allison Pittman

Monica Bisbaine is determined to live life her way. And her way is having as much fun as she can, flirting with any man who is within a mile of her, and having a boyfriend who's married.

But Max Moore, her new boss at Capitol Chatter, has other plans when he takes over. He wants to find the good in Washington D.C. and he wants it reported. And when one of Monica's articles brings both her and the paper to the notice of local gangsters, Max is determined to bring
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Jasmine
Jul 24, 2014 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
This great historical was not quite what I was expecting. I mean, I picked it up specifically because it was set in the Roaring Twenties and the Flapper era but it was so much more. All For A Story kind of reminded me of the Audrey Hepburn movie, Breakfast At Tiffany's, except it had a strong Christian theme, hey, she even has a cat of sorts.
One of my favorite things about the book was the wonderful 20's slang terms, I've heard 'the bee's knees' before but I learned a few new ones that I will n
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Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A high-school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. She is also the co-president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their ...more
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