Sunday, May 8, 2011
Fairer Than Morning
In “Fairer Than Morning” by Rosslyn Elliott, we meet the Miller family. Ann has helped her father raise her younger sisters after her mother died giving birth to the youngest. Ann had to become the woman of the family and was not able to follow her heart and her dreams. When she is finally old enough, her suitor Eli tries to win her heart, again. When Ann’s father has to go to Pittsburgh, he decides to take his three daughters with him. While in Pittsburgh Ann meets apprentice Will Hanby. Will’s master is a cruel man and beats will when he does not do something the master wants. Ann and her father try to help him while they are there but when they leave to go back home, Will is almost killed by his master. Will flees Pittsburgh and makes his way to the Miller’s home. Ann’s father takes him in and allows him to become his apprentice and help with the farm. After a bounty hunter who is looking for escaped slaves shows up, Will and Mr. Miller help the slaves to safety and Will realizes he needs to work things out with his former master so that he won’t bring harm to his new friends. When they go back to Pittsburgh, Will becomes a free man after his master is thrown in jail but while there he and Ann realize just how much they care for one another. Which man will Ann choose? I received a free copy of this book to review from Thomas Nelson.