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Sunset in Old Savannah: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell


Sunset in Old Savannah – Needs More Heart

I’m most familiar with Mary Ellis’s writing because of her superb Amish writings (Wayne County series, the New Beginnings, the Miller Family series, and a host of wonderful novellas.) Ellis has a way of charming her readers in to a storyline. So when I was given the opportunity to read her latest release, Sunset in Old Savannah, even though it was not Amish, I jumped at the chance.

Sunset in Old Savannah is second in her Secrets of the South Mysteries series and follows private investigator partners Beth Kirby and Michael Preston. They are sent on assignment from their Mississippi office to Savannah, Georgia. In Savannah, their mission is to spy for one of Savannah’s high-society husbands. What IS he up to? All too soon this seemingly easy gig becomes a story of intrigue and unanswered questions. Can Beth and Michael unravel it all before it’s too late?

I was given Sunset in Old Savannah in exchange for my honest review. While it can be read as a stand-alone, many references are made from the first novel. So it looks like I need to catch up! As a Georgia girl, I will say that Ellis captured the southern vibe very well…and I think I’d like to have PI Beth as one of MY friends! That being said, Sunset in Old Savannah is not my favorite by Mary Ellis. She’s a fantastic storyteller – I just prefer her Amish writings, which seem to have more depth and more “heart.” But decide for yourself and check it out!

Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

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