As the final book of Price's Savannah Quartet opens in 1854, slavery, that venerable Southern institution, is under fire by abolitionists and Northern politicians. The Browning, Mackay and Stiles families, and other familiar characters met in Before the Darkness Falls and previous volumes, wrestle with the painful possibility of Southern secession. Mark Browning, a Yankee from Philadelphia, feels like a stranger in his beloved Savannah; he and his fiery wife Caroline are at loggerheads, and even their son Jonathan decides he must fight for the South. Daughter Natalie and her husband Burke are bolstered in their sympathy for the Union by their daughter's love for a boy who slips past Southern lines to fight for the North. Wise old Eliza Mackay, a true Southerner, sets polite society on its ear by siding with her good friend Mark. And while the Stileses--stiff-necked Miss Lib and blustering W. H.--initially see only honor in the fight to come, its bloody reality crushes their hopes. Even avid fans may find that endless parlor scenes and flowery, sentimental dialogue make the first half of this over-padded novel drag, but Price gains momentum, power and passion when she writes of how the Civil War broke the hearts of Rebels and Yankees alike
Book 4 of the Savannah Quartet.
Great series to read about the people of Savannah and the South. Interesting to read about real people even if the thoughts, feelings and words are fictionalized.
As an avid reader of books centered on the Civil War, I found this book to be an excellent portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a country divided. Eugenia Price not only tells a deep, involved story, but she also presents the facts behind the Civil War from the perspectives of rebels, unionists, and southern union sympathizers. Every perspective is explored in this book. Ms. Price also uses real people in her books which makes them that much more interesting. She writes her story from actual letters that were exchanged by some of the people in the book like General Lee, Mary Custis, W.H. Stiles, and Eliza McQueen Mackay. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves stories of the Old South, The Civil War, or just a good old-fashioned love story. This book will not let you down!
This is the romantic old south at its best.
Enjoyable southern novel.
"Stranger in Savannah" is the 4th in Euginia Prices's stunning Savannah Quartette, starting with th original 'Savannah', then 'To See You Face Again' , followed by 'Before the Darkness Falls' , and finally the "triumphant conclusion,'Stranger in Savannah. A Passionate tale." states Rave Reviews. "Price gains momentum, power and passion, when she writes of how the the Civil War broke the hearts of the Rebels & Yankees alike." according to Publisher's Weekly. " " Stranger in Savannah' is first and foremost a novel about human hearts." says the Savannah Morning News.
very GOOD!! aLL HER BOOKS ARE.!!
Eugenia Price has completed her Savannah Quartet in this wonderfully written novel.
Follow a heritage of pride and glory in Eugenia Price's Savannah Quartet: "Savanna", "To See Your Face Again", "Before The Darkness Falls", and this last book: "Stranger in Savannah. I have posted all four books to this website.