Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when new owner, Aidan Bedford, a Boston attorney and former Union soldier, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But the clock is ticking. Can she find the box her father supposedly hid there during the war before her assignment is completed? And before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front. This time, one of the heart.
To Mend a Dream is one of four Southern love stories included in the collection entitled AMONG THE FAIR MAGNOLIAS which features Tamera’s novella (sold separately here), as well as novellas by Shelley Shepard Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser (Harper Collins).
*Due to its size, I will review a bit differently*
I do realize that it is a bit strange that in a novella collection, I only purchased one novella. But that’s mainly because I buy anything Tamera Alexander writes and I didn’t want to have to read the other novellas if I didn’t want to (meh, it was silly, I should have got the whole collection). And also because I met Savannah Darby in To Win Her Favor.
Honestly, this novella only suffered from the shortness of it. Otherwise, I loved every page of it. I didn’t want to put it down and I didn’t want it to end. In To Win Her Favor, I will be honest, I felt bad for Savannah. She really seemed to get the short end of the straw in everything. That said, it added an extra layer to the novella making it not feel as short. I really felt like I knew Savannah upon starting the novella, I knew her situation, her dreams, and what she was searching for and so it didn’t feel quite as short.
Also, I adored Aiden. I do wish I had more of him as well, but I was so happy to see them get a happy ending.
So, don’t be like me and just pay for one. I do now wish I had purchased the others as well.