Book Description: 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.
My Review: Sweeter Than Birdsong is one of those reads that captures the reader's attention from page one! The sweet notes of hope and love reach out with enthralling joy as the reader delves into the mysterious life of Kate Winter.
Kate is the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College. She had high hopes that being a college graduate would help her to escape into another world...far from her family but her mother has a deep seated, uncanny urge that Kate will and should marry. Marry the man of her choice. Kate is determined that she will not marry such a creature! She will run!
Then Ben hears Kate sing and he wants her to join the musical. The musical is just a small part of the big picture. Kate and Ben, both, will need the Lord and their faith to see them through a dark tunnel.
This is a wonderful, historical novel filled with the sweet sounds of faith, courage and hope....sweeter tan birdsong!
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*