Monday, February 20, 2012


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
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on February 28th. Winner will be announced at Sweeter than Birdsong Author Chat Facebook Party on 2/28. Rosslyn will be chatting with guests, sharing a sneak peek of the next book in the series, hosting a trivia contest, and more! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, season 1 of DowntownAbbey, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club AND a LIVE Author Chat for your group with Rosslyn.)

So grab your copy of Sweeter than Birdsong and join Rosslyn and friends on the evening of the 28th for an evening of fun.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!

Rosslyn Elliott
Win an iPod Nano and Downtown Abbey from Rosslyn Elliott!

Enter 2/9-2/28!

The title of this book caught my eye because I raise small exotic birds. Anything that says "birdsong" has to be intriguing, right? Then there was the fact that this fictional novel is based on a historic family, and in Ohio, no less. We have family in and from Ohio and have a fascination for the Underground Railroad. That made it a must read!

Although a little slow in the beginning, hang in there. It gets better. Rosslyn Elliott weaves a believable story of gentile romance and intrigue. Her characters' faith brings them together and gives them the courage to stand against slavery. She has done an admirable job of researching and presenting many historic facts intertwined within the fiction. Among her characters, she even introduces John Parker, a former slave who actually employed white men in his iron foundry. She makes me want to know more. A well-written novel. 

Thank you to Litfuse and Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing us with a complimentary review copy of the book.
—Gail Lewis

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your positive comments, and for posting them on Amazon. I love hearing about things like your connection with small exotic birds. It has been a real privilege for me to get to know my readers since Fairer than Morning came out, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Sweeter than Birdsong.