Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Books & Writing: Read This Book!

Last night I finished reading Sweeter Than Birdsong and I must recommend Rosslyn Elliott's most recent novel.

Sweeter Than Birdsong is book two in The Saddler Legacy. I must admit it took me a while to get into this book (who knows, maybe it was me--I often read in drips and drabs because of my busy schedule), but once I was hooked the characters, story and amazing writing captivated me.

It's a wonderful read . . . if you like history, romance and vivid writing. The series is a work of fiction but is inspired by a real family--the Hanby family, who are to this day the most celebrated citizens of Westerville, Ohio.

Last year I read Rosslyn's debut novel, Fairer Than Morning, and was hooked on her writing. I'm a fan who can't wait for her next book.

Rosslyn writes fabulous fiction. I marvel as I read. One of the things I love about her books is that I get a history lesson while I'm carried along on a fictional ride about people who are not cookie-cutter images of who we might expect them to be. Rosslyn does her homework, creating real people, situations and story.

Rosslyn is on my list of favorite authors. If you'd like a good read and want to learn more about American history make sure to read her books.

I recommend that you begin with the first book in The Saddler's Legacy, Fairer Than Morning, another fabulous story. However, you don't have to begin with book one because each book stands on its own. 

If you like a good read and want to learn more about American history make sure to read Rosslyn's books.

Happy reading!



  1. Bonnie, what a sweet surprise! Thank you very much for taking the time to write about my novel. I'm in the thick of packing for our big move and not getting around social media as much as usual, so it was so nice to be remembered. :-)

  2. Anonymous7:10 AM

    thanks Bonnie for your list of good books to read, I have already sent for these two books. You are my favorite author and I eagerly await for your next book but I have always sent for the books you have mentioned that you like. I agree with you that I love good historical fiction that I can learn more about history, my favorite subject. Thanks for your recommendations, Sincerely Shirley

  3. Rosslyn, I trust that God is in control. He knows you've got a mountain of tasks to take care of so He's calling on some of your readers and His children to lift up your work.

    And besides, the book was too good to just move on without a mention.

    Thank you for all your hard work so we could enjoy a wonderful story.

    Praying all goes smoothly with your move.

    Bless you.

  4. Shirley, you're welcome. I want to use my Books and Writing blog to talk about writing and good books.

    Writers work hard and we need to help one another when we can. In the CBA we are all on the same team.

    And I'm thrilled to hear I'm your favorite author. Thank you. I'm honored.

    I'll have another book out July 1st and I'm working hard on a new book--a true story. It's a new genre for me and I need prayer.

    Grace and peace to you.