I enjoyed Dreams of Savannah. Multiple POVs allow a nuanced look at life for slave owners and slaves. I found myself mostly drawn to the plight of Luther and Salina as they seek freedom and dignity. Salina, with plenty of secrets, tugs at the heartstrings as she navigates life in servitude to Cordelia.
Cordelia and Phineas grow throughout the novel as they reexamine old values and lifestyles. I liked Cordelia’s desire to tell stories. She’s quite the romantic. As the story progresses, Cordelia eventually realizes that she can’t continue to gloss over the realities of her southern world. The change within the main characters is to be commended. However, the drama and emotion remain with Luther and Salina.
Roseanna’s rich descriptions bring this era to life. 4.5 stars. Available wherever books are sold. Appropriate for bookclubs with a discussion guide.
Meet the Author!
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. You can learn more about her and her stories at http://www.RoseannaMWhite.com.
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