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Savannah Time is a story of human caring, loyalty, inevitable change, bittersweet heartbreak, and hope, set in the lovely garden that is historic Savannah.In this follow-on to Chatham Square, the eclectic collection of residents of one of Savannahs original residential squares have moved along in the almost-glacial Savannah time pace of this southern city, although, for some, the concern is that the pace is going too fastthat inevitable unwanted change is in the air.Samantha, the little black girl with the deformed leg of the previous book, has grown to nearly her eighteenth birthday. The residents of the square who rallied to ensure she had the reconstructive operations she needed are, for the most part, now in need of nurturing attention themselves, and Samantha is providing the Florence Nightingale support they need. But Samantha is at a cross-roads in her life. She has long said she wanted to become a doctor, but as the time approaches for her to leave home in pursuit of that dream, she feels the pull to remain in Chatham Square to help her friends.Conflicted between what they want and what Samantha needs, her friends on the square fight to conquer their own fear of change for Samanthas sake. The doll maker, Ginny, who is the emotional glue for the residents of the square and employs Samantha as her assistant; Rose, the matriarch queen of the square; Arnie, the irascible but kindly super of Ginny and Samanthas apartment house; and the ailing bookstore pair, Tom and Edward, all have to bow to inevitable changes if Samantha is going to be set free.Added to the mix are two young men vying for Samanthas attention and a new resident to the square, a novelist on a mysterious mission.

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