History comes alive in Lovelier than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott. The story is set in Westerville, Ohio during the Whiskey Wars of 1875-1879. Susanna Hanby is searching for her nieces and nephews. Her sister Rachel has disappeared after giving the children to an orphanage in Columbus. Rachel’s husband, George, has destroyed their family with his alcoholism. Susanna and her uncle Will Hanby are in favor of keeping Westerville a dry town in part because of George and others like him.
But Henry Corbin plans to open a saloon in Westerville, and has Johann Giere, son of a Columbus brewery owner, helping him bring in the lager. When Johann and Susanna cross paths, sparks are sure to fly.
Rosslyn Elliott brings the Westerville Whiskey Wars to life, blending fictional and historical characters to weave a delightful story. Without taking sides, she shows the emotions that eventually led to the 18th amendment to the US constitution.
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