Unusual Story For Roseanna White – Guest Review by Hayley

After multiple book series all set in Europe, “Dreams of Savannah” is quite a surprising release for Roseanna White, as it is set in the Southern States during the American Civil War.

As a Civil War era novel, “Dreams of Savannah” is, not surprisingly, quite ridden with the many issues surrounding slavery.  And I have to admire the author for bluntly narrating some of the horrors that were found in those toxic beliefs of the American South that led to one man enslaving another.  While I’m not sure the author could have done anything differently while still maintaining integrity for the reality of the matter, some parts of the book, particularly concerning the treatment of slave women, were at times quite horrible.  However, I do appreciate that as much discretion as possible was used.  Just be aware of this if you pick up a copy of this book.

On a lighter note, there are other parts of this book that actually had me laughing quite a lot, particularly in some very witty dialogue.  Plus, Delia has got to be one of the best characters I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  Her unwavering perseverance in hope, integrity, and selflessness is truly inspiring.

Honestly, so long as you are aware of the less than pleasant realities that are depicted in “Dreams of Savannah”, I do recommend it as another amazing book from Roseanna White.  It has her usual stellar writing, endearing and inspiring characters, a very unique storyline, and though I did not expect it from this book, perhaps even a little more than average humour sprinkled into this powerful mix of a story that makes “Dreams of Savannah”

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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