September 19, 2011

Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott

Debut author Rosslyn Elliott (love the name Rosslyn by the way) just released her new novel Fairer than Morning. Set in 19th century Ohio, Fairer than Morning is a historical romance centered around the beautiful and young Ann Miller. All her heart desires is to marry Eli, the son of prominent family in town but her father disapproves because Ann is too young. When Ann finally becomes of marrying age she realizes through an experience with a broken young man name Will as well, as a a number of other men, that being the son of a prominent family may not be all that matters for a good match.

I really enjoyed the writing and the history behind this novel (based on a true story) but I kind of hated Ann as the main character. While she had a couple of helpful characteristics (compassion, strong family ties), I felt like her flaws outweighed her strengths immensely. I actually found myself actually rooting for her to go with the jerk in the end because I didn't think she was good enough for her other option. She had a number of awful things happen to her in the book but I felt like she brought them upon herself through her own pride. Luckily the other characters made up for my dislike of Ann. I would likely read another book by Rosslyn with the hope that her next main character is a little stronger than this one.

To celebrate the release of her debut novel, Fairer Than Morning, Rosslyn Elliott is giving away two fabulous prize packages. The first is brand new KINDLE in her Fairer Than Morning Kindle Giveaway. Then on September 20th she's giving away a $200 gift certificate toward a Custom-Made Historical Reproduction Dress (from Recollections) during the Fairer Than Morning Book Club Chat Party on Facebook. Giveway ends today! Click on the button below to enter.
Fairer Than Morning Giveaway

*I was given a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Britni! Thanks for taking the time to read and review Fairer than Morning. I really appreciate the fact that you were able to like the rest of the novel even though Ann wasn't to your taste. That's open minded! I'll be interested to see what you think of Kate, the heroine in Sweeter than Birdsong. She is very different from Ann.

    Have a good week!


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