In The BNOTP Library: Savannah Style

A visit to Savannah is a unique experience. It’s one of my favorite places to visit for the architecture, the beautiful homes and gardens, the historic squares and for Savannah’s rich and sometimes haunting history.

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In the BNOTP Library: Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners
Author: Susan Sully
Hardcover: 208 pages

Savannah Style by Susan Sully


I love the title of this book, Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners. Susan Sully brings to life the beautiful homes and the sometimes mysterious history of Savannah in this book.

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • On a visit to Savannah, as you drive down the streets lined with beautiful historic homes and stroll through the 20+ wonderful garden squares, you will wish more than anything for a peek inside the homes you see throughout this beautiful city. Since that’s not usually possible without getting arrested for being a Peeping Tom, 😉 this book is the next best thing.
  • This book takes us inside 20 of Savannah’s most beautiful homes. The homes featured are: The Comer House, The Knapp House, The Champion, Harper-Fowlkes House, The Thomas-Levy House, The Mills House, The Owens-Thomas House, Lebanon Plantation, Yellow Cottage, The Hutchins House, The Hammond House, The Trosdal House, The Cohen House, Conrad Aiken’s Childhood Home, The Taylor Building, The Ash House, The Morris Steinberg House, The Francis Sorrel House, The Isaiah Davenport House and Wormsloe. (See Wormsloe from a trip I took there in this post: Wormsloe.)
  • The foreward was written by John Berendt, author of the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was ultimately made into a movie by the same title. His forward made me smile and laugh-out-loud several times because he “gets” Savannah, having lived there for five years himself. I especially loved it when he quoted William Faulkner. Berendt wrote, “What William Faulkner once said about the South in general is especially true of Savannah: ” ‘The past is not dead. It isn’t even past.’ “

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Love touring Savannah as much as I do? Take a tour of this beautiful home that overlooks Madison Square here: Greek Revival Home Overlooking Madison Square

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  1. I heart Savannah! I hadn’t heard the Faulkner quote before; it made me laugh and seems so true. I hope the tour thumbnails, that are running along the right side, are still there Jan-Feb. I will really need some garden tours then! Thanks Susan.

  2. I absolutely love love Savannah. My husband and I toured the Mercer house probably 5 years ago. I found the bonadventure cemetery a little spooky. The towns squares are beautiful and the homes so lovely. We enjoyed Charleston too. I would love another trip to the area again. We ate at Paula Deens which I enjoyed as I love southern dishes and cooking.

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