May 8, 2011

"Fairer Than Morning" by Rosslyn Elliott, Review and Giveaway

Fairer Than Morning tells the story of the Miller family and their involvement in indenture and slavery, with a bit of romance thrown in. Set in Ohio and Pennsylvania during the 1800s, this work of historical fiction is loosely based on real life events of that time.

The lives of the saddler’s daughter and a young indentured man intertwine throughout the tale as the apprentice fights for survival while serving an evil and abusive master. Ann is inexplicably drawn to young Will, even as she is considering engagement to another. But is it true affection for the lad or merely sympathy of his dire situation?

Rosslyn Elliott hit the ground running with Fairer Than Morning, her debut novel. Her words bring the reader along on the ride of escaped slaves seeking refuge, and they’ll share the fear of discovery as did the family harboring the slaves and abused servant. The reader experiences the pain of the whip or brand through Ms. Elliott’s words.

Fairer Than Morning is the debut novel of Rosslyn Elliott, the first in a three book series she calls The Saddler’s Legacy. I’ll be watching for release of the other two books in the trilogy in 2011. I was given a complimentary copy of Fairer Than Morning in exchange for my unbiased review and am offering the book to one of my readers in a giveaway.

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Contest will end on Friday, May 20 with winning entry selected by a random number generator the following day.

Good luck!



The giveaway is now over and the winner has been chosen.  If not confirmed within 48 hrs, I will draw again.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

13 comments:

anthony stemke said...

Sounds like a good story, I like historical fiction.

Anonymous said...

Adventures with a bit of mystery.

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Linda Belcher

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Mindy said...

Sounds like a good book!

I like historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies, and sweet romance stories for lighter reading. I just like to read a variety!

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I like a good mystery

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