~Sweeter Than Birdsong~

This review is for the novel "Sweeter Than Birdsong" by Rosslyn Elliott.

It is the second book in "The Saddler's Legacy".

I cannot say enough about Rossyln's books! They are amazing and each one has gotten better than the last! These books pull you into the pages of this story and it is as if you are living it out with the characters as you fly through the scenes. I can easily see these books becoming movies!

When I got this book I literally finished reading it by the second day of picking it up as I did not want to put it down! It was so entertaining, moving and has such great historical quality to it! I cannot wait until the third book releases!!! Rosslyn has obviously done her research and her writing gets better and better with each book. She is a definite story teller :)
It is 1855 in Westerville, Ohio and Kate Winter's dreams have almost come true. When she becomes one of the first women to graduate Otterbein College she will be guaranteed her wish of escaping her house and the dark secrets that lurk there.

Public speaking, however, is Kate's nemesis and one she is required to conquer in order to graduate and fulfill her dream. It is the only thing standing in the way of her escape.

Desperation almost causes her to do the unthinkable, but God always has a way of working things out for our good.

When her mother insists she sign up for a school performance and sing, she is inexplicably thrown together with one of the young men helping to run it, Ben Hanby.

Little do either Kate or Ben know that they both hold their own secrets far from the light of day and other peoples prying eyes.

Kate holds them close for the shame they would cause and Ben does, simply for the dangers to himself and his family if they were to be discovered.

God has a way of always having perfect timing and that is exactly how it is for Ben and Kate.

They are put into each others path just when it's needed and just when the timing is right.


Read part of the book here: Book Excerpt

About Rosslyn:

Rosslyn Elliott is the award-winning author of Fairer than Morning, the first in the Saddler's Legacy series. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Her study of American literature and history inspired her to pursue writing fiction. Elliott lives in Albuquerque, where she homeschools her daughter and works in children's ministry.

For more about Rosslyn, visit her website:

Link to buy the book: Buy The Book!

Enter 2/9-2/28!

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 ElliottEnter 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!

Once again, Rosslyn, I commend you on your impeccable attention to historical detail and I loved diving into this book! I am very eagerly awaiting the last one but hope it is just the first series of many for you! And I give you a standing ovation hands down!

Highly recommend that you pick up this novel and dive into the pages of amazing writing!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


  1. Jenny, this is just SO nice. Thank you very much for taking the time to review my book, and also for being so kind in your praise of it! You have made my whole week.

    If you have time to post any part of your review on Amazon, that would be *wonderful.* This is still a tough market for new authors and every bit helps. Thank you again for your encouragement.

  2. I loved this book! I so can't wait for the next book in the series, I think I heard it is coming out in November.

    BTW, I love your blog I am following now!

    Check out my blog at there is also a giveaway going on (4th post from the top)