Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On My Nightstand - Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott



Ann Miller takes her responsibilities for her father and young sisters to heart. Every time he embarks on a preaching journey, she's tormented by fears for his safety. Losing one parent is bad enough, but the thought of anything happening to him is too awful to contemplate.

Several young men come into her life, all captivated by her character, beauty, and grace. Her father wants her to choose a husband, so she'll have security and a family. Yet, something holds her back. Besides the precious children she's raised almost from birth, Ann knows this decision could affect the course of her entire life.

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Fellow-blogger, Rosslyn Elliott, shared her journey to publication with us. Her skillful use of setting and characterization kept me enthralled. When I could read only for short stretches, the frustration grated on me. How dare anything interrupt this tale!

Rosslyn has a bright future as an author. Perhaps the true test of an author is whether or not they leave you wanting more. In this case, I want more. :)


18 comments:

Sonia said...

That sounds like an awesome book!

Enjoy it. :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan, Rosslyn's book does sound interesting .. glad you enjoyed it .. thanks for sharing - Hilary

Jessica Nelson said...

Great review, Susan! That cover is gorgeous. I didn't realize Rosslyn's book is out already. Wow, time flies!

Marja said...

Thanks for this review Susan. Isn't it wonderful when we want more, almost like becoming part of the story...

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Love the book! Love the author!

I got all swept up in it and I can't wait to write my review.
~ Wendy

Jaime Wright said...

I've got the book coming - I can't wait.

kristen said...

Ohhh!! I love books that won't let you go! Thanks for the review:)
Have a fantastic day!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sonia -

I thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

Rosslyn did a wonderful job. I hope you'll be able to find this book in the UK.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

While covers don't generally play a huge role in my buying decisions, this one is stunning.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

I became quite attached to this character. I'm looking forward to her next book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

Thanks for adding your enthusiasm for this author and book. I'll be looking for your review.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

I'd put this at the top of my TBR pile if I were you. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I'm always so thrilled when I find a book that transports me to another time and place.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

It's so nice to see fellow writers reviewing and reading our friends' books! I am so happy for her that it is out and she is working on a new one already:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

When I read about the premise, I knew I wanted to read the book. With her background, the story sings!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Thank you so much, Susan. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rosslyn -

You're welcome. How about an interview?

Blessings,
Susan