So to celebrate the music in all of us, Rosslyn and Thomas Nelson are hosting this "sweet giveaway".
- A Brand new iPod Nano (Winner's choice of color!)
- Fairer than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott
- Sweeter than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott
So grab your copy of Sweeter than Birdsong and join Rosslyn and friends on the evening of the 28th for an evening of fun.
RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!
Rosslyn Elliott is the award-winning author of Fairer than Morning, the first in the Saddler's Legacy series. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Her study of American literature and history inspired her to pursue writing fiction. Elliott lives in Albuquerque, where she homeschools her daughter and works in children's ministry.
For more about Rosslyn, visit her website
Blog tour schedule: here.
This is probably one of the better Christian fiction books I’ve read, mainly because the Christian aspect is subtly handled and doesn’t get in the middle of the plot.
What really caught my attention from the very beginning was Kate, the protagonist. She has an obvious anxiety disorder which is not a common ailment described in historical stories. The author does a good job in showing us her struggles, not just telling us she has one. It endears us to her from the first page. Ben, the love interest, is a nice, if vanilla, character. He is kind and generous and all the things we’d expect from the hero, which once in a while makes him a bit on the dull side.
The plot was surprisingly fast-paced, with some of the scenes, especially the ones dealing with the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad, containing so much tension it’s hard to stop reading for fear of what’s going to happen. But, again, what I felt was done the best was the handling of the Christian element. So many times, these types of fiction have every character reciting pages of Bible verses for little reason, pulling the reader away, but this one is blessedly free of it. As a non-Christian, I was rather happy that I was not bombarded with preaching but instead found myself reading an entertaining, smart story.