Sunday, January 24, 2021

DREAMS OF SAVANNAH by Roseanna M. White, Reviewed by Kim and Winnie


Roseanna White is one of my favorite authors. Her writing style always immerses me in the story and the character’s lives. Her last two series contain some of my favorite books and characters. She is definitely one of my few auto buy authors.

While Dreams of Savannah is well written, as usual. I just didn’t connect with the characters and the storyline was heavier than I was expecting. I missed the elements of humor that are normally in her stories and the lightness that humor can bring to a story set in a difficult time in history. I’m sure that this story is historically accurate, which also made it harder for me to read.

While this is not my favorite Roseanna White story, I am sure those that like this time period and a historically accurate read will enjoy this story.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith element is medium.

Set in Savannah during the Civil War and populated with colorful, realistic, and engaging characters, Roseanna M. White’s latest novel grabbed my interest from the first page and wouldn’t let go. I liked Delia’s spunk, her penchant for storytelling, her slightly unconventional ways for her time, and her disregard for wealth and status. Phineas was an appealing hero with his honesty, his regard for others no matter what their status was, and his courage. The stellar cast of secondary characters showcases White’s talent for creating riveting and intriguing people for her books. I thought the title Dreams of Savannah is interesting as it can be taken more than one way.

With a perfect blend of action, suspense, romance, adventure, and inspiration, this story will appeal to those who enjoy reading fascinating historical romance. I enjoyed the historical detail, and the inspirational messages of courage, hope, and the brotherhood of man. 
*4.5 stars I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
Cordelia Owens can weave a hopeful dream around anything and is well used to winning the hearts of everyone in Savannah with her whimsy. Even when she receives word that her sweetheart has been lost during a raid on a Yankee vessel, she clings to hope and comes up with many a romantic tale of his eventual homecoming to reassure his mother and sister.

But Phineas Dunn finds nothing redemptive in the first horrors of war. Struggling for months to make it home alive, he returns to Savannah injured and cynical, and all too sure that he is not the hero Cordelia seems determined to make him. Matters of black and white don't seem so simple anymore to Phin, and despite her best efforts, Delia's smiles can't erase all the complications in his life. And when Fort Pulaski falls and the future wavers, they both must decide where the dreams of a new America will take them, and if they will go together.
Bethany House Publishers, January 2021
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