Sweeter Than Birdsong Paperback
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Sweeter Than Birdsong
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In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, Kate Winter's dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she'll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance - and use it to mask her flight.
Ben Hanby, Otterbein College's musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her sing - and the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know that his passionate faith is driving him to aid fugitives on the Underground Railroad.
A terrifying accident brings Kate and Ben together, but threatens to shatter both their secrets and their dreams. Kate can no longer deny the need to find her courage - and her voice - if she is to sing a new song for their future.
'Sweeter than Birdsong' is a stirring novel of hope and faith inspired by real historical people and events.
Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott was published by Thomas Nelson in February 2012 and is our 15490th best seller. The ISBN for Sweeter Than Birdsong is 9781595547866.
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Sweeter Than BirdsongMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
The book centres around two characters from history, Kate Winter and Ben Hanby who did indeed marry, and who were caught up in the abolitionist movement and the ‘Underground Railroad’ freeing slaves in the south from the tyranny of their masters. The song Darling Nelly Gray was written by Ben Hanby and became universally popular and an anthem for the abolitionist movement.
Using these facts and other proven historical information, Rosslyn Elliott has woven an absorbing story of a dysfunctional family stifling a gifted daughter and a loving Christian family doing their utmost to help their fellow men and women.
My attention was held from the first pages of this book and it finished too soon for my liking. We get a real feeling of the way life was lived in those times by the wealthy, and at the other extreme what it was like to be black, a slave, and torn apart from your family at the whim of an uncaring ‘owner’. It feels unreal, surely just fiction, but as I say at the beginning it is based on stark truth. I can’t wait to read others of this series.
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Details for Sweeter Than Birdsong
|Author / Artist||Rosslyn Elliott|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (February 2012)|
|Number of Pages||400|
|Page last updated||31st August 2017|