9/09/2011

Fairer than Morning | Review

CBR Review:
This debut novel from Rosslyn Elliot is sure to be a book you will want to read!  Set in the early 1820's we are introduced to the lovely Ann Miller.  Ann is helping her father take care of her younger sisters following the death of their mother in childbirth with the youngest daughter.  Her father a circuit riding minister and a saddle maker, depends greatly on Ann to take care of the girls.  A proposal which has to be refused because her father feels she is too young has Ann chaffing at the responsibilities placed upon her.  A trip to Pittsburgh with her father will change all this.  She meets young Will Hanby a young apprentice to Master Jacob Good, also a saddler maker.  Meeting Will, makes Ann realize that her life is pampered compared to Will who serves an evil master.  A tragic event where Ann is nearly violated leads to a duel that leaves a man dead and Ann realizes that life in her small village is looking better.  What will her heart lead her to do?  Finally passing the age her father feels is old enough for her to marry, her beau comes back to try to win her hand, but she has changed, what will she choose?  This novel was full of twists and turns, your interest was peaked as each turn in the story revealed more of Ms Elliot's writing talent.  I truly enjoyed this book, and wait with eager anticipation for the next book in The Saddler's Legacy series.  393 pages US $15.99 Published by Thomas Nelson 4 star rating
This book was provided for review purposes only.  No payment was received for this review

About Rosslyn:
Rosslyn Elliott grew up in a military family and relocated so often that she attended nine schools before her high school graduation. With the help of excellent teachers, she qualified to attend Yale University , where she earned a BA in English and Theater. She worked in business and as a schoolteacher before returning to study at Emory University , where she earned a Ph.D. in English in 2006. Her study of American literature and history inspired her to pursue her lifelong dream of writing fiction. She lives in the Southwest, where she homeschools her daughter and teaches in children's ministry.
For more about Rosslyn, visit her website: http://rosslynelliott.com


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