Historical Romance Book Review: Dreams of Savannah

About the Book

Book:  Dreams of Savannah 

Author: Roseanna M. White 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: January 5, 2021

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Publisher's Book Description

"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."

My Review

Dreams of Savannah, by Roseanna M. White, is a beautifully written historical novel! Emotionally stirring, wonderfully descriptive, genuinely intriguing, and thoroughly engaging, this book is utterly enjoyable. With a thoughtful blend of history, romance, and suspense, this story is meaningful and remarkably moving.

From the historic setting, to the compelling characters, to the riveting plot, Ms. White once again delivers a story that is immensely satisfying! Set primarily in Savannah, Georgia during the first years of the American Civil War, the story captivates with its diverse cast of characters. Living under the shadow and uncertainty of war, the characters attempt to carry on with their lives while grappling with loss, unexpected revelations, and surprising realizations. And in so doing, they must face their fears, address their insecurities, pursue redemption, renew their hope, and nurture their faith even as their dreams and futures are threatened.

Dreams of Savannah is certainly a special book! Very well-researched, contemplative, and exceptionally well-written, it is a novel that inspires even as it entertains. Page after page, this novel is thought-provoking, memorable, and worthy. It is definitely a novel I can eagerly recommend.

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.


About the Author: Roseanna M. White

“Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books...to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.” --Biography from Roseanna M. White’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Roseanna M. White's website.

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