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Stranger in Savannah (Savannah Quartet #4)

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Savannah, 1854. Throughout the city's elegant streets, stirrings of the Civil War are taking hold. For three families, the war has already begun within their hearts, drawing battle lines where once there was love...

The Brownings: Mark Browning's unwavering faith in the Union sparks a battle of conscience that threatens all that he holds dear...and challenges the loyalty of
Hardcover, 755 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Doubleday Books (first published April 1989)
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May 26, 2014 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where I got the book: review copy provided by the publisher. My review feature on the Savannah Quartet appeared on the Historical Novel Society’s website.

This is the fourth and last book of the Savannah Quartet, and the lives of the Browning, Mackay and Stiles families are now set firmly against the background of the country’s slide into civil war. As with all the other books there is a romance plot, but this time it is a real-life tale of love and heartbreak and is my favorite of all the romanc
Nancy Ellis
Aug 31, 2015 Nancy Ellis rated it it was amazing
Having read the previous three books in the series, I was already caught up in the lives of the main characters, so this conclusion of the story was fairly intense and emotional. Dealing with 1859-1864, she tells the story of war-torn Savannah and the tragic effects of civil war. Since most of the main characters have been with us since the beginning of the quartet in 1812, they begin to die off, and it feels almost like losing a friend. She manages not to take sides in the conflict but shows th ...more
Apr 10, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the Savannah quartet. I just re-read these 4 books and I forgot how much I loved them. The history from the quartet is AMAZING, and as a history teacher seeing personal reactions to the events that unfold from 1812-1865 is one of my favorite parts. And what I love best about Eugenia Price novels is that many of the characters are real! While Mark and his family is fictional the McKay family is real, and the research that went into these books is meticulous. While at times they ...more
Leisha Shaver
Sep 05, 2015 Leisha Shaver rated it it was amazing
I doubt that I've read or heard as in-depth description of some of the reasons -- beyond slavery -- for the Civil War since my 11th grade U.S. History class. No 'revisionist' history here! Eugenia Price's historical research is always meticulous, and "Stranger in Savannah" is no exception. Although I'd not read the earlier books in this series, I was captured by the development of several of her characters, slave holders and not, who were pro-Union, yet drawn to either stay in Georgia during the ...more
The final book of the Savannah Quartet spans the years from 1854 to 1864. much of it covers the years and events of the Civil War and the impact the war had upon the people - shown through the characters in this set of stories.
I enjoyed this but not as much as the others. I think that is because of a feeling that much of the war aspects got a but tedious in places. this is also longer than any of the others. I can't say just what I would have cut, but think it could have been trimmed. Neverthel
May 19, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
Loved this series. I had read it about 20 years ago and re-read the series before traveling to Savannah, GA last summer!
Jul 16, 2014 Kaethe rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, history
Working in a Georgia bookstore, I couldn't avoid reading the extremely popular historical fiction of Eugenia Price. On the other hand, I don't remember a thing about it.
Amber Hedgpeth
Jun 09, 2014 Amber Hedgpeth rated it it was ok
I loved the rest of the quartet, but this last book was way too long and did not have a need to be so long!
Jun 09, 2015 Keri rated it liked it
Too long and pretty wordy. I got about half way and skimmed the rest because I did want to know what happened to the characters. However, there was a bit too much political talk and it just didn't keep my interest.
Feb 26, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it
This was the final in a "quartet"of historical novels chronicling an American family from The War of 1812 to the end of The Civil War. I enjoyed the books and I learned more than a thing or two from them.
Sandy Baughman
Jan 11, 2008 Sandy Baughman rated it really liked it
His mother was from Savannah, but he was raised in Philadelphia by his Northern aunt. When he made it to Savannah, he found that he was at home. Almost everyone from Savannah learned to like and trust him until the war started and then he was treated like a stranger. How sad!!
Rita Roosa
Jul 23, 2014 Rita Roosa rated it liked it
a close to to Gone with the Wind. Enjoyed the historical background..Historic events were accurate well worth the read
Jan 09, 2009 Kelli rated it really liked it
When this 4th book ended I didn't want it to. Obviously, I'm still thinking of this series 15 years later! This series is a wonderful read for anyone who likes Civil War history and great historical fiction writing.
Feb 19, 2008 Melody rated it it was amazing
No, I didn't choose all of Eugenia Price's books but you must read her series as it shows the struggles of the families as they are torn between which side to take during the Civil War.
May 26, 2009 Rhonda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this years ago - it's the last in a quartet about the Civil War. Sometimes fascinating, but they are also very detailed and tend to drag. Good story though.
Dec 01, 2007 Graceann rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: historical fiction fans
The final volume of the Savannah Quartet, wherein Mark Browning navigates his Northern roots while living in Savannah during the heart of the Civil War.
Laura Lee
Jun 27, 2012 Laura Lee rated it liked it
Overall, loved the series. The last book was just too long, the characters lived forever and I got tired of them.
Jordan Mierek
Nov 01, 2008 Jordan Mierek rated it liked it
Lovely historical novel.
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Price was born into a middle class family in Charleston, West Virginia. Her father, Walter Price, was a dentist. At the age of ten Eugenia decided that she wanted to be a writer, an ambition encouraged by her mother Anna. She submitted a poem to her school's literary magazine. In 1932 she graduated from high school, declared herself an atheist and decided to pursue a career in dentistry instead of ...more
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