“Fairer Than Morning” by Rosslyn Elliott

My idea of a great time includes a comfy chair, a cup of tea, and a good book. And every once in a while, a story will come along that delivers in every way: laughter, heartbreak, and suspense.

I recently finished a novel that did just that.

In Fairer Than Morning, Rosslyn Elliott introduces the Hanby family and retells an American legacy.

Based on a true story, Will Hanby is a young apprentice who must find his way to freedom by doing what is right in the eyes of God while also honoring his original agreement to his abusive master, even though it just may kill him.

When Will Hanby meets a master craftsman from Ohio and his beautiful daughter Ann, he discovers the realities of the Underground Railroad and what true heroism looks likeโ€”a fierce determination to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.

In this novel, Rosslyn Elliott weaves a true story with literary mastery.

With attention given to cultural detail and historical accuracy, this work of historical fiction will take readers back in time to a place where nineteenth-century characters encounter the snobbery of upper classes, the dignity of working families, and the humility of runaway slaves.

As an English teacher, I am always on the lookout for a new novel to enjoy, and I am pleased to say that I wholeheartedly recommend Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott. If your book club is looking for its next novel, then look no further.

And hereโ€™s the best part: Fairer Than Morning is the first in a trilogy. The second installment, called Sweeter than Birdsong, was just released by Thomas Nelson Publishers last week. Now I get to read what happens next!

You can read more about each of these novels at Rosslyn Elliottโ€™s website.

This week I am giving away three copies of Fairer Than Morning.

Just leave your name and e-mail in a comment, and I will enter your name in a drawing for Friday, February 17, at 9:00 A.M. PST. I will contact the three recipients by e-mail on Friday morning.

Have you read a good novel lately?

To find Fairer Than Morning on Amazon, click here.
To find Sweeter Than Birdsong on Amazon, click here.

12 thoughts on ““Fairer Than Morning” by Rosslyn Elliott

  1. Denise, this book cover stands out to me for some reason. I don’t know if I read a review or if I saw it at the bookstore but it sounds great in a Downton Abbey kind of way. Do you watch that series? I’m always reading several books at once and love getting recommenations for our book club. Thanks!

  2. I am a huge Francine Rivers fan. I loved Redeeming Love and Mark of the Lion series. I think the latter was my favorite. I would love a copy of “Fairer than Morning”. Hope I win a copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. “My idea of a great time includes a comfy chair, a cup of tea, and a good book.” Me too! I used to grab some late afternoon time for just that. What happened to it? Hm. I think the “rush-aholism” must have sneaked in. I’m going to make time for this again! Thank you for this reminder.

  4. Comfy chair, cup of tea, great book – bliss! I’m reading Alan Paton’s “Cry, the Beloved Country” at the moment. Very moving and dramatic story of the trials, unrest and politics of South Africa mid twentieth century. Thanks for the recommendation for “Fairer than Morning”

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