Sweeter Than Birdsong is not your typical historical romance, and if you think that this story is slow-moving, then you are wrong. One thing I love about this story is that there’s so many message embedded in it in a very subtle way.
The author’s description of theera in the story is so real and vivid that I can’t help but feel drawn to it.
A wonderful read, and definitely going to be in my reading list for a long, long time. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher in exchange of an honest review.
“Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles…but real freedom is sweeter.”
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.