Savannah by the Sea, Savannah Series #3   -     By: Denise Hildreth
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Savannah by the Sea, Savannah Series #3

Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Paperback

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The only constants in reporter Savannah Phillips's life are her best friend Paige, her workplace tormenter Joshua, her steady father---and her crazed mother. In spite of that, she agrees to take a Florida vacation with her parents and enjoy some seaside "rest and relaxation" for a week. What could possibly go wrong?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.43 X .81 (inches)
ISBN: 1595541608
ISBN-13: 9781595541604
UPC: 020049131138
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Series: Savannah

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Publisher's Description

First, I had to lie to my boss. (Sort of.) Then my parents had a fight. (They never fight.) The pint-sized lapdog that is treated better than I am has thrown up. (Twice.) This vacation hasn't even started...and I'm ready to go home.

No one in her right mind would actually choose to spend a week at the beach with a steel-Magnolia drama queen, a tragically disappointed diva-in-training, and a yapping, hurling, supremely annoying little canine princess. But I love Seaside, so I came. Then I ran into the gorgeous, exasperating Joshua North...and watched my good sense slide rapidly south. Which goes to show that even with a tan and (maybe) a new man in my life--I'm still the same old Savannah...from Savannah.

Author Bio

Denise Hildreth is a novelist and international speaker. Her first novel, Savannah from Savannah, and her recent novel, Flies on the Butter were both featured in Southern Living. Three of her novels have been Pulpwood Queens Book Club Selections. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee

ChristianBookPreviews.com

If you are looking for quality chick-lit book and you happen to pick up a copy of Denise Hildreth's Savannah by the Sea, keep looking. The story of Savannah Phillips, a southern almost-debutante newspaper reporter, and her trip from Savannah, Georgia to the Florida panhandle with her eccentric parents doesn't really hit the mark.
Through a string of minor setbacks and victories, Hildreth's readers are meant to care about Savannah's irrelevant and selfish plights. Hildreth's protagonist never seems ultimately to realize that everything isn't about her, no matter how many over-exaggerated traumas she lives through. She’s spoiled, opinionated, and we just never really like her. Even worse, we start wondering how we can distance ourselves from her. Are there really pampered young women like this in America? Sure. Do you want to pay good money to spend time with them? No way.
Readers are subjected to a look at Savannah's close relationships, which all seem to be of the love/hate variety. This makes for dialogue which could have been witty banter, but it just tries too hard, and is even nonsensical a good bit of the time. Nothing in Savannah by the Sea is particularly unforgettable, because it is so difficult to get into the book in the first place. I honestly wanted to enjoy this book, but the characters were obnoxious, the relationships were shallow and even grating, and the plot was very thin. I’m afraid that even as a parody of chick-lit, this just doesn’t provide pleasant reading. – Meg D. R. Tepfer, Christian Book Previews.com

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  1. Melody
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 27, 2008
    Melody
    Ok, first of all, this book was the absolute BEST of the Savannah series (though the others were pretty dang good!) and also is the absolute BEST series of the entire chick lit genre. I bought this book for my sister's BD, and decided to read it first, out of pure selfishness :) It was pure torture, reading the most hilarious book ever, and not being able to tell my sister about it. But, I read it and laughed out loud. I re-read the romantic parts (sigh!) and then nearly had a meltdown when I turned the last page and realized that there was no more...For heaven's sake - get this book, somehow, and read it!!!!
  2. Maria
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 1, 2006
    Maria
    And I thought it couldn't get any better! I LOVED this book so much, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. Readers, if you haven't read any of the books in this series, I strongly encourage you to start. You won't be disappointed.
  3. Kristen
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 24, 2006
    Kristen
    Savannah by the Sea is one of the best books in the series. How she goes through so much on just vacation is fun to read. It was very funny and a good book.
  4. Jim Toner
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 24, 2006
    Jim Toner
    Savannah is a very real character.I could identify with people egging her on about getting married even though she and Josh weren't at that stage yet.
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