Thursday, September 15, 2011

"Fairer Than Morning" by Rosslyn Elliott

19th century Ohio is the setting for this wonderful story of love, courage, faith, and hope. Ann is a young woman who has been raising her sisters due to the untimely death of her mother. Her life has been put on hold creating a problem for her when Eli, the "love of her life," asks her to marry him and her father says no. This event puts into play so many changes that Ann almost can't keep up with them. She needs to get out and see other people, but it hurts to see Eli with another girl.

Her father must travel to Pittsburgh on business and Ann convinces him to take everyone. Ann finds a new world away from the farm. Here she meets the very rich and the very poor. Here her heart breaks for others, and here she meets Will. Will has had a great deal of heartache in his life as well and that creates a bond between them. But, when the Miller's go home to Ohio, Will is left behind. Will his subsequent search lead him to Ann and a place in her heart? How will the situation between Eli and Ann be resolved? What about the man in the beaver hat and his relationship with her father? Will Ann ever find out the truth? Will Jacob Good ever get what's coming to him? These questions and many more are answered within the pages of this wonderful novel by Rosslyn Elliottt.

I loved this book. There was a lot going on with the characters, lots of activity and emotion, and I really got to know them. My heart broke in places and sang in others. This book will make a wonderful gift for any reader, and book groups will enjoy discussing it. I received my free copy from the Litfuse Publicity Group (thanks Amy Lathrop!) and am blessed to be part of the blog tour!


  1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to read and review the book, and for your willingness to recommend it to others.

  2. You are very welcome! I look forward to reading more of your work. =)

  3. And one more thing...if you have a chance to post this review on Amazon at some point, I'd really appreciate it! We debut authors need all the help we can get. :-)

  4. I will do that right now. It is posted on Barnes and Noble and Good Reads as well. =)