Eugenia Price has proven her talent again in this final book of her Savannah trilogy. After reading the first two books of this series I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. A great story through and through
Great historical fiction of pre-Civil War South, especially Georgia. It is last in a series of 3 books. From the back cover: "Eugenia Price, one fo the world's most beloved storytellers, weaves a gloriously moving tale of the Old South - of destinies bound by the rumblins of war - and passion freed by the power of love...."
This is number two in Price's Savannah Quartet". Rave Reviews says, "A consumate storyteller of meticulouly researched andemotionally moving novels of the South. A richly detailed story that beautifully evokes the spirit of the old South... Price's unforgetable characters capture the essence of the era." "Entertaining... a fresh approach to the historical novel... Ms. Price succeeds in giving readers a sense of time & Place." states The Atlanta Journal Constitution. While "newcomers to Price should soon join her legion of faithful fans." according to Chattanooga Times. One of "her finest stories... impressive, said Augusta Chroical, "colorful... appealing... exquisitely detailed." The four books in this quartet are: 1. Savannah, 2. To See Your Face, 3. Before the Darkness Falls, AND 4. Stranger in Savannah.
From Publishers Weekly
Continuing her saga of the three antebellum Georgia families featured in Savannah and To See Your Face Again, Price again mixes history and romance fiction in her facile, highly sentimental style. Natalie and Burke Latimer experience the first tragedies of their married life on the north Georgia frontier; Natalie's brother Jonathan drops out of Yale to marry halfbreed Cherokee "Indian Mary"; W. H. Stiles goes to Washington as a congressman and later, accompanied by Eliza Anne and the children, to Vienna as charge d'affaires; back in Savannah, the Brownings cope with Natalie's absence and their son's challenge to elite society; and doughty Eliza Mackay's beloved Captain Jack succumbs to tuberculosis. Meanwhile, the South is moving slowly toward secession, although Robert E. Lee, a close friend of the Mackay family, here expounds on the evils of slavery and the necessity of preserving the Union. While all of thecharacters (including children) indulge in the Southern propensity for flowery conversation, the best chapters are those in which politics and the slavery issue are discussed in lively fashion. Like the proverbial spoonful of sugar, Price's solid historical research is unobtrusively laced into the narrative to give readers a good understanding of the state of the nation in the years leading up to the Civil War, where Price will undoubtedly take us in the next volume of the Savannah Quartet.
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"Romantic...Entertaining...Superb!" - New York Times
Georgia, 1842. A grand and passionate era of American history, forged by the dreams of extraordinary men and women...the willful Natalie Browning Latimer, whose newfound marital bliss was threatened by a shattering loss...the ambitious W.H. Stiles, whose daring political trail led his family into the turmoil of Western Europe...and young Jonathan Browning, who fell in love with the one woman who could never be welcomed into Savannah society.
Eugenia Price, one of the world's most beloved storytellers, weaves a gloriously moving tale of the Old South-of destinies bound by the rumblings of war-and passion freed by the power of love...