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April 16, 2021

Savannah Skies Books 1 and 2 by Nan Rossiter ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

an emotional series

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter has a new southern fiction series. With the second book due out later this month, it is the perfect time to start the series.

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Promises of the Heart (Savannah Skies #1)

Promises of the Heart
February 2020; Harper; 978-0062972132
audio, ebook, print (384 pages); southern fiction
"Macey and Ben Samuelson have much to be thankful for: great friends, a beautiful--if high-maintenance--Victorian house on idyllic Tybee Island, and a rock-solid marriage. The only thing missing is what they want the most. After her fifth miscarriage in six years, Macey worries that the family they've always dreamed of might be out of reach. Her sister suggests adoption, but Macey and Ben aren't interested in pursuing that path...until a three-legged Golden Retriever named Keeper wags his way into their home and their hearts."

This is a beautifully written, emotional novel about love and within a marriage, within a family, love shared with a foster child.  The characters were well written and felt like people that I know in real life.  The story will touch your heart and stay in your thoughts long after the last page.  

Macey and Ben live in a restored Victorian house on Tybee Island.  They are deeply in love but after six years of marriage and five miscarriages, they are beginning to doubt that they'll ever have the family that they've dreamed of.  They don't want to adopt but begin to change their minds when they decide to foster Harper, a nine-year-old girl with a heart condition and an attitude that has gotten her kicked out of numerous foster homes.  Can they change their hopes of having a baby and learn to accept Harper and make her part of their family?

My favorite character was Harper -- she was a feisty young girl who knew how to stand up for herself.  She wants to be part of a family but isn't able to control her temper and keeps getting sent back.  It was fantastic to see her blossom once she became part of a family.

I'm thrilled to know that there is a book two in this series so we can learn more about these wonderful characters and hopefully see more of Harper as she finally has the life that she's always dreamed of.

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Promises to Keep (Savannah Skies #2)

Promises to Keep
April 2021; Harper; 978-0062917751
audio, ebook, print (320 pages); women's fiction
Maeve is Macey's sister from book 1 and this is her story. She works at a senior care center and loves her job and the elderly people that she deals with daily.  She's in love with Gage who works for her brother-in-law's business.  They are extremely happy together but they are both hiding secrets from each other.  Just when Maeve is ready to tell Gage about her past, an unexpected visitor shows up and everyone finds out the truth she's been hiding from Gage and from her entire family. Will Gage accept her secret or will it end their relationship?

There is one other main character - Mason is graduating from high school while his mom is dying of cancer.  He's decided not to go to college so that he can stay home to take care of her.  He was a fantastic character and the graduation speech that he gave brought me to tears.

Book one in this series was Macey's story and book 2 is her sister Maeve's story. All of the characters of the first book also appear in this book.  You really need to read both books in order to get the maximum enjoyment.  I really enjoyed spending time with these characters and getting to know them.  This was definitely a well-written and emotional series and I need to check out some of Nan Rossiter's earlier books. I sure would like to see another book in this series -- either about Mason or Harper as they grew up.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. I've heard good things about both of these books from a few bloggers, but haven't read either one.