Fairer than Morning Blog Tour
Fairer Than Morning
By Rosslyn Elliot
Published by Thomas Nelson
Published on May 10 2011
Summary taken from Goodreads:
Ann dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor-until she meets a runaway apprentice who knows what a truly noble man is.
In 1826, Ann Miller travels to Pittsburgh with her widowed father and two young sisters, only to find that a mysterious man has pursued them all the way from Ohio. Is Ann's father just a circuit minister, or is he hiding something that may endanger them all?
Will Hanby indentures with a Pittsburgh saddler maker, only to discover that his master is a cold-hearted tyrant. After years of abuse, Will becomes a prisoner of his own mind. But then lovely Ann Miller comes to stay next door and her compassion lights a long-dark part of Will's soul. His renewed courage puts his life in jeopardy as he begins to assist fugitive slaves.
Will's murderous master and Ann's questions about her family may keep both of them bound in the shadows forever. Or will they find freedom-together?
Rosslyn Elliot is a debut author with this novel about a saddler and his family in 1826. I have to say, I thought this was a well paced and action packed book. I couldn't put it down! I loved reading about the Pittsburgh area (being a PA girl) and really got into reading about a saddler and his family.
I loved the sub-plots that dealt with Ann's father and the questionable choices that he makes (in society's view). I also loved that Ann made mistakes, but wasn't incredibly selfish (like other girls in historical fiction can be portrayed).
I loved Will Hanby- a broken soul with little hope in his life. He was the real character I wanted to follow in the book. I loved how we were given a look into his narration of the story as well.
I do have one problem with this book. It has nothing to do with the author, or the story itself. It is the cover. The cover of this book drives me NUTS! I feel like it is a very bad photoshopping job. It makes me sad because I know people will pass over this book because the cover is so odd looking- I am telling you... don't. Even if you have to rip the cover off - read this book. It is such a great read, you won't regret it!
To celebrate the release of her debut novel, Fairer Than Morning, Rosslyn Elliott is giving
away two fabulous prize packages. The first is brand new KINDLE in her
Fairer Than Morning Kindle Giveaway. Then on September 20th she's giving
away a $200 gift certificate toward a Custom-Made Historical Reproduction Dress
(from Recollections) during the Fairer Than Morning Book
Club Chat Party on Facebook! Sigh...romantic.
Fairer Than Morning is receiving wonderful reviews - Library Journal said, "A well-
written historical series debut…". Read more reviews here.
Be sure to join the fun and enter the Kindle contest -
One winner will receive:
* Kindle with Wi-Fi
* Fairer Than Morning (for Kindle)
To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, giveaway ends
on 9/19. Winner will be announced on 9/20 at Rosslyn's Book Club Facebook
Party. Details and official rules can be found when entering the contest.
Then be sure to RSVP for Rosslyn's Facebook Party! During the party Rosslyn
will be chatting with guests, hosting a book chat about Fairer Than Morning (don't worry if you haven't read the book yet - you could win a copy!) &
historical Fiction, testing your trivia skills. She'll also be giving away that $200 gift
certificate toward a FABULOUS custom-made period dress from Recollections!