Friday, December 28, 2012

Book Review: Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott

I was so happy on Christmas Day to open my Nook Tablet! The first book I downloaded was Lovelier Than Daylight by RosslynElliott as part of the BookSneeze program by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Though the book was more than three hundred pages, the story didn't feel long at all! The characters were believable and interesting. With my German heritage, I enjoyed the few German words thrown in as well! The story takes place during the Temperance Movement of the late 1800's. I don't have much knowledge about this time in history, but real history was woven into the story quite well. I love learning a bit of history this way. Susanna Hanby is a staunch prohibitionist preparing to begin college while staying with an aunt and uncle. She learns that her sister has disappeared and her six nieces and nephews given over to the county because of their father’s abuse of alcohol. Of course Susanna wants to rescue the children from the orphanages they were placed in, but is unable to because she is not married and unable to support them. She is determined to locate her sister and reunite the family. Johann Griere is the son of a brewer making a delivery to a saloon keeper in Susanna’s town. The two meet and are immediately at odds and yet strangely drawn to one another. The story develops around the town’s peoples attempts to rid themselves of the saloon and Susanna’s search for her sister. It moves quickly but not too quickly. The book includes intrigue, danger and romance… all things I love in a book!

*Ü* Blessings,

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