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  1. Lovelier Than Daylight, Saddler's Legacy Series #3
    Lovelier Than Daylight, Saddler's Legacy Series #3
    Rosslyn Elliott
    Thomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Yukon, OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Story of our History in 1800's
    November 25, 2012
    Debbie
    Yukon, OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This Book was supplied to me by Thomas Nelson Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

    Book Description

    Susanna is a lady of principles who values family above all. Johann seems to represent all she despises . . . but appearances can be deceiving.

    In 1875, Susanna Hanby is headed off to college in Westerville, Ohio, when she discovers her sister Rachel and Rachel's children have disappeared. Susanna suspects that Rachel's alcoholic husband knows more than he's saying and she vows to uncover the truth.

    Johann Giere is heir to a successful German-American brewery in Columbus, but longs for a career in journalism in New York City. When Johann signs on as the supplier for a new saloon in Westerville, his and Susanna's paths cross and sparks fly. A fiery temperance crusader, Susanna despises Johann's profession, but she cannot deny the attraction.

    When Susanna learns that Rachel's children have been indentured to orphanages in the city, she despairs that her family will be fractured forever. But Johann makes Susanna an offer she can't refuse—pitting her passion and her principles against one another.

    If she can find a way for her head and her heart to be in harmony, a future lovelier than daylight awaits her.

    My Review

    This book is book 3 of The Saddler's Legacy by Rosslyn Elliott. This was the first book I have ever read by Rosslyn Elliott and believe you me, it won't be my last. She is a GREAT author on the history of our world in the late 1800's.

    This book is about Susannah Hanby and Johann Giere. Susannah is on her way to college in Westerville, Ohio but on her way, she decides to stop and surprise her sister, Rachel Leeds, the surprise is on Susannah. She finds out that Rachel and her 6 children are not there and the only one left there is a drunken husband, George Leeds. Rachel flees from him and takes her children to the orphanges in Columbus, Ohio and then Rachel flees to the docks of Columbus hiding from George. Susannah has been told that Rachel left with another man and she doesn't believe it.

    Susannah leaves and goes on to Westerville, Ohio to stay with her Aunt and Uncle so she can attend college there in Westerville.

    She meets Johann Giere but finds out he is a son of a man who owns a brewery and then she is really confused. But as the story goes on, he helps her to try to get the children out of the orphanages. That is all I am going to say about this story, because I don't want to ruin it for you.

    It is such a GREAT book, I know that you will want to read this. I loved it and thank you Rosslyn for giving us all such a GREAT book to read and giving me an opportunity to give a review on this book. I would suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you Thomas Nelson for giving me an opportunity also to read and give my review on this book.
  2. NYC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Though Provoking Book
    November 15, 2012
    Karen1356
    NYC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    In Lovelier Than Daylight, Rosslyn Elliott captures the struggle between love and principle at the center of the issue of alcohol.

    Susanna Hanby's heart aches as she has seen first hand the devastation caused to her sister's family by the vice of drinking. Her wounds leave her righteously indignant to those who do not conform to her views while cold to the supposed culprits. She is adamant about her views and voices them clearly often being closed-minded.

    Johann Giere is the heir to a brewery yet his heart longs to be a New York journalist or so he thinks. While covering a riveting story in Westerville, Ohio, he becomes all too involved in Susanna's plight to regain her nieces and nephews after their suspicious abandonment by her sister, Rachel. Contrary to Susanna, Johann's commitment to moral values has not left him callous. He offers his help in more than one crisis despite being rejected repeatedly by Susanna because of his line of work.

    Throughout one crisis after another in reclaiming her family, the devastating affects of alcohol seem to become broader than Susanna imagined. Consequently, Susanna is able to see her temperance crusade in a new light. She realizes her desire for righteousness has clouded her ability to love even those hurt by the affects of alcohol.

    The author provided much thought for the reader making this a provocative read and not just another love story. One was left looking at both sides of the story and able to ascertain for oneself where exactly they stood on the issue of alcohol consumption.

    The juxtaposition of Johann's sensitivity and openness to change with Susanna's staunch and narrow views made the reading of this book enjoyable. The beginning immediately draws one in with the disappearence of the children and then lulls for a while during the development of the story line. However, it quickly picks up after that leaving one unable to put the book down. Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical/romance literature.
  3. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 7, 2012
    Kara
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lovelier Than Daylight, by Rosslyn Elliott, is the third book in The Saddler's Legacy series. It tells the story of Susanna Hanby and Johann Giere in the Columbus, Ohio area in 1875. Some of the characters in this story are based on real people of the time, while others are purely fictional.

    Susanna Hanby decides to visit her sister on her way to college, but is dismayed to find her sister, as well as her sister's six children, missing. Her brother-in-law presents outrageous accusations regarding Susanna's sister and tells her the children are gone. Susanna sets about finding her family, discovering the children in two orphanages. Her aunt and uncle, Will and Ann Hanby, try to assist her in helping the children and finding her sister, but in the end it is Johann Giere who becomes the most helpful.

    I enjoyed this book. Having read the first book of the series but missed the second one, I found myself wanting to go back and read book two. Still, I thought this story was able to stand alone, even if one had not read the other two. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

    Kara

    I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
  4. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    the Westerville Whiskey War, Temperance & Romance
    November 7, 2012
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Rosslyn Elliott in her new book, "Lovelier than Daylight" Book Three in The Saddler's Legacy published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Susanna Hamby in 1875 Ohio.

    From the back cover: Susanna is a lady of principles who values family above all. Johann seems to represent all she despises . . . but appearances can be deceiving.

    In 1875, Susanna Hanby is headed off to college in Westerville, Ohio, when she discovers her sister Rachel and Rachel's children have disappeared. Susanna suspects that Rachel's alcoholic husband knows more than he's saying and she vows to uncover the truth.

    Johann Giere is heir to a successful German-American brewery in Columbus, but longs for a career in journalism in New York City. When Johann signs on as the supplier for a new saloon in Westerville, his and Susanna's paths cross and sparks fly. A fiery temperance crusader, Susanna despises Johann's profession, but she cannot deny the attraction.

    When Susanna learns that Rachel's children have been indentured to orphanages in the city, she despairs that her family will be fractured forever. But Johann makes Susanna an offer she can't refuse—pitting her passion and her principles against one another.

    If she can find a way for her head and her heart to be in harmony, a future lovelier than daylight awaits her.

    Lovelier than Daylight is a story of love and faith based on the Westerville Whiskey War of 1875, a dramatic real historical event featured in the 2011 documentary Prohibition by Ken Burns.

    In "Lovelier than Daylight" Rosslyn Elliott not only gives us a great romance but a real piece of history. While her work is fiction this book is based on the lives of a real Johann and Susanna who went through much of the events depicted in the story. This story has such great themes such as the use and abuse of alcohol and intolerance to the point of violence. I like history and any story that focuses on some historical event, in this case the Westerville Whiskey War of 1875, is a winner in my book. On top of all of that "Lovelier than Daylight" has the most creative romances between Johann and Susanna as one sells alcohol and the other is a temperance crusader. This is a wonderful read and I guarantee you will be delighted. I am sorry that this series is ending however I look forward to more great stories from Rosslyn Elliott

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  5. western PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Lovelier than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott
    November 4, 2012
    Joline Urban
    western PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Sunday, November 4, 2012

    Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliot

    Book #3 of The Saddler's Legacy is published by Thomas Nelson. I am grateful for the free copy they sent me. This novel takes place in 1875 in Westerville, OH and centers around the Hanby family. Just as Susanna Hanby is primed to start college, she discovers that her sister is missing as well as her children. The 6 of them has been sent to two separate orphanages and their alcoholic father cares nothing about them. Nor will he provide any help in rescuing them. Susanna values her family above all else and will do anything to get them all together again. Johann Giere is the only son of a German-American brewery in Columbus and he and his father are the supplier for a new saloon in Westerville. Johann's dream is to be a journalist and comes to Westerville to write news articles for his part-time job when the temperance crusaders start protesting the new saloon in town. Johann and Susanna seem to be on opposite sides. Both must decide what is most important in their lives and find a way to bring Susanna's family back together again.

    Even though I read the first book, I didn't read book #2. I still had no trouble following along with the Hanby family. This story is based on a true historical event, the Westerville Whiskey war of 1875 that is featured in the 2011 documentary Prohibition by Ken Burns. It moved along at a good place and I liked reading about this time in history, especially about an area of the country close to where I live in western PA.
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