Time is a story of human caring, loyalty,
inevitable change, bittersweet heartbreak, and hope, set in the lovely
garden that is historic Savannah.
this follow-on to Chatham Square, the eclectic collection of residents of one of
Savannah’s 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 fast—that
inevitable unwanted change is in the air.
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.
between what they want and what Samantha needs, her friends on the
square fight to conquer their own fear of change for Samantha’s 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 Samantha’s 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.
to the mix are two young men vying for Samantha’s attention and a new
resident to the square, a novelist on a mysterious mission.
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