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On a small farm in 19th-century Ohio , young Ann Miller is pursued by the gallant Eli Bowen, son of a prominent family. Eli is the suitor of Ann's dreams. Like her, he enjoys poetry and beautiful things and soon, he will move to the city to become a doctor.
Ann travels to Pittsburgh , accompanying her father on business. There she meets Will Hanby, a saddle-maker's apprentice. Will has spent years eking out an existence under a cruel master and his spirit is nearly broken. But Ann's compassion lights a long-dark part of his soul. Through his encounters with Ann's father, a master saddler, Will discovers new hope and courage in the midst of tremendous adversity.
When the Millers must return to Ohio and their ministry there, Will resolves to find them, at any cost. If Will can make it back to Ann, will she be waiting?
While in Pittsburg she meets Will, the beaten-down boy struggling to survive and find who God wants him to be and she runs in to a lot of trouble and unravels some dark secrets. She also begins to listen more closely to the Lord’s leading and tries to figure out who God wants her with and what he sees for her future.
I was amazed at the amount of emotions that I felt throughout this story. Rosslyn Elliott has a gift of eliciting deep emotions through her characters. I could feel the pain that Will and Tom were going through and it tore me apart. I also related to Ann and the battles she was facing with image and love for family yet independence.
Spiritually, Fairer Than Morning, had me trying to investigating my tendencies to judge others. Ann felt God calling her to reach out and help Will and though she struggled with judging him only slightly, she didn’t let that stand in the way of her goal. She was so slow to judge and fast to follow God’s lead.
My only complaint was that I wanted more of Will and Ann together. There weren’t a whole lot of them and their relationship in the story but more of all the other side stories going on with Will, his master and Ann and her former beau Eli and the troubles she faced in Pittsburg. While I felt all those were important details to the story, I would have like more Will and Ann time! However, overall I found the story to be entertaining and engaging and would highly recommend it.
Content: 1 minor thing to mention - there is a scene that suggests something takes place but there were no details.
A Big Thank You to Litfuse for providing a review copy of the book. I was not obligated to provide a positive review.