Friday, April 22, 2011

Fairer Than Morning Book Review

Well, you all know the giveaway I had this last week with Fairer Than Morning? Remember I told you I would have a review of it? So, here it is:) This is a book I was unsure about and I was pleasantly surprised. Below is a synopsis of the book and then I will tell you my thoughts of it.

Ann dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor, Eli-until Will Hanby shows her that nobility is more than fine words.

On a small farm in 19th-century Ohio, young Ann Miller is pursued by the gallant Eli Bowen, son of a prominent family. Eli is the suitor of Ann's dreams. Like her, he enjoys poetry and beautiful things and soon, he will move to the city to become a doctor.

Ann travels to Pittsburgh, accompanying her father on business. There she meets Will Hanby, a saddle-maker's apprentice. Will has spent years eking out an existence under a cruel master and his spirit is nearly broken. But Ann's compassion lights a long-dark part of his soul. Through his encounters with Ann's father, a master saddler, Will discovers new hope and courage in the midst of tremendous adversity.

When the Millers must return to Ohio and their ministry there, Will resolves to find them, at any cost. If Will can make it back to Ann, will she be waiting?

MY REVIEW-This book is the first in a 3 book series and I can't wait for the next one. A beautiful historical romance that mixes Christianity, history and suspense. I loved the whole character of Will. He is in a slave position but his spirit isn't broken. And Ann is a pretty likable character as well.

The only thing I didn't care for was the part where Will is immoral with a girl. To me this part of the story was not needed and was out of character for the book. Why put this in there? I don't want to spoil anything but I felt this needed to be brought up.

Other than that part the history was good and the author did a good job portraying the time period. The Christianity is well done and is mixed in well. I am looking forward to the next book and will be anxiously awaiting it:) Thanks Rosslyn!

The author sent me an ARC copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


~SALLY~ said...

Oh this sounds like a really NICE book. I am going to try to find it at the library. I always try to read GOOD books so this would be perfect for me! :)

mamabunny13 said...

I would love to read this.

Josiah said...

Sounds like a good book to it down and read sometime.

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