In this second in the award-winning Saddler's Legacy series, Rosslyn Elliott has written a stirring novel of hope and faith inspired by real historical people and events. With Ben Hanby, a genius composer, Kate Winter, one of the first female college graduates in America, and John Parker, an ex-slave who risked his life time and again to help fugitive slaves, Sweeter than Birdsong is full of real heroes to inspire us. "I hope readers will find a renewed sense of strength in their own lives," says Elliott, "knowing that change is possible, and our efforts matter. I want them to remember these unique, brave people in history who left us a shining example of what it means to live out one's beliefs with passion and commitment."
So to celebrate the music in all of us, Rosslyn and Thomas Nelson are hosting this "sweet giveaway".
One fortunate winner will receive:
- A Brand new iPod Nano (Winner's choice of color!)
- Fairer than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott
- Sweeter than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott
So grab your copy of Sweeter than Birdsong and join Rosslyn and friends on the evening of the 28th for an evening of fun.
Blog tour schedule: http://litfusegroup.
I got this book as part of this tour to review. When I read book one in the series I couldn't wait for this book. I wasn't disappointed. This would be my top read of the year so far. I love the story and the fact its based on true people with a little license used to there story but important facts remain. If you haven't read book one you will still be able to follow this book without being confused. The story takes up with the oldest son Ben Hanby in college but still dwelling on an event that happened when he was a child. He witnesses a slave die who was married and want more than anything to be reunited with his girl Nellie.
Kate Winter is also at the college and quite shy. She has a beautiful singing voice but finds it hard to speak or sing in public. She wishes for a different life, her mother is wants her to marry the right boy from the right family. Kate dreams to leave home and have freedom. Due to something that happens Kate finds a voice and discovers things she didn't know. I enjoyed the story of the underground railway and how some were so pro slavery and others opposed it. I find it interesting some of the arguments for slavery. This is a powerful story of a man who did make a difference in a way he never would have imagined. Great read.