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Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Review of a Guide to the Romantic City of Savannah, Georgia

The month of February, and Valentine's Day, seems a perfect time to talk about the romantic city of Savannah, Georgia and the charming interludes one can find in this 'Hostess City of the South'. 

Guidebook to Romantic Diversions in Savannah

Romantic Days and Nights in Savannah, 3rd (Romantic Days and Nights Series)

Georgia R. Byrd has compiled a charming guidebook of romantic diversions in and around this southern city near the sea.  The book,Romantic Days and Nights in Savannahis filled with enchanting interludes of one to three days long for every taste and budget.
 
This book contains a group of over 25 itineraries, complete with suggested prices, designed to create compact, cozy interludes for both sophisticated romance and playful adventure with a background of Southern hospitality in this beautiful cityscape called Savannah.


Experience the Romantic Charm of Savannah

Savannah Ga Rooftop View
Savannah, Georgia, Savannah River, Talmadge Bridge

There are suggestions for delightful accommodations from lavish, pampered elegance to an on-a-shoestring mischievous adventure, along with restaurants for every meal and appetite and a chance to partake of some excellent Southern cuisine.  Event dates and other activities are listed and described for one and two-day trips that can be enjoyed any day of the week in this all-day, every day, yearlong attraction called Savannah.  

Chippewa Square
Chippewa Square - Where Forest Gump was filmed
The famous orderly Squares of Savannah, found at regular intervals in this city founded in 1733 on a bluff overlooking the Savannah River, provide an intimate ambiance not found in any other American city.  Enjoy the horse-drawn carriages clicking past the squares, the walled gardens of nearby homes, museums and restaurants hinting at hidden delights, and the enticing atmosphere of park benches shaded by palm trees and live oaks laced with Spanish moss. These are just a few of the images offering a taste of Savannah's pleasures.


Some Other Ways to Inspire Romance in and Around Savannah:



    • Hop aboard a carriage for a leisurely ride through Savannah's famous Squares in the Historic District at sunset


    • Savor the sweet fragrances of the flowers in the fragrant garden at majestic Forsyth Park.

    • Picnic under the shady live oak at pretty Daffin Park.
     
    • Sip a late-night toddy at an intimate basement cafe.
     
    • Stroll along River Street on the Savannah River where galleries, pubs, and restaurants abound.


    Historic Savannah, Georgia



    John Wesley Monument in Reynolds Square
    Historic Savannah is described in detail throughout each section of this guidebook. From 'Love on the Docks' along the riverfront to 'Love by “the Book”  which includes places to visit made famous by the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", to 'Divine Diversions' filled with the beautiful architecture of Savannah which has been preserved for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike, you'll find an itinerary that is perfect for your visit.


     

    Other Romantic Diversions



    Tybee Lighthouse, Tybee Island, GA
    Day trips close to Savannah include a Taste of Tybee Island (located 18 miles east of Savannah on the Atlantic Ocean) where you can visit the Tybee Lighthouse. Or have Fun in the Sun on nearby Hilton Head Island, a short drive across the Savannah River into South Carolina, or visit the beaches of St. Simon Island located south of Savannah.




    Don't forget the Ghost Tours of this quite haunted city, or the popular St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is the second largest in the country. Fourth of July brings fireworks on the riverfront and the beach at Tybee Island, and December brings Holiday Magic to Christmas in Savannah.


    Come Visit the City called the "Hostess City of the South"


    With a comfortable climate and year-round activities any time of year, picturesque Savannah, Georgia is definitely a city made for love.  And this delightful, fact-filled guidebook of romantic diversions in and around the city will charm you as you plan your lovers getaway.

    For more romantic ideas, check out suggestions from other articles on Review This here.


    *Book Review written by Wednesday Elf, a resident of Savannah, Georgia
    *Written on 2/7/2015.  Updated 1/4/2019

    +Some images in this article are personal photos of Wednesday Elf 

     


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    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Reviews of Romantic Books

    Reading is such a huge part of my life, I simply cannot imagine a day without a book in my hand.  

    I love to read.  Books can transport us across the world in an instant, take us back to the past, give us insight into a variety of personalities and help us understand why people say things or behave a certain way.  

    Even in the fast and easy to read novellas, I recognize I am learning about people, places, ideologies and history.



    Romance Hidden in Other Genres

    Romantic books are my personal favorites, but romance is not limited to one genre.  As a matter of fact, the most romantic books I have read recently would not be categorized as romance novels.  I recently read The Hunger Games Trilogy, which is most often cataloged as Science Fiction or Action & Adventure.  While I enjoyed the futuristic setting and the action packed drama, the tender affections, selfless love, and developing romantic relationship was clearly the thread throughout the books that keep me reading.  As a matter of fact, I was so captivated by the romantic story line, that I read all three books in a few days.


    http://www.amazon.com/The-Night-Circus-Erin-Morgenstern/dp/0307744434?tag=review-this-20
    Bekat recently reviewed another book that would be found on the Fantasy or Psychological Thrillers shelves.  

    However, just reading her review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern reveals the underlying love story and beckons me to start reading the book today.





    Classic Romance Novels

    When I was younger, I focused on the classics.  After all, I knew I would not be disappointed with Classic Romance novels.  Over the last few years, I have actually found it interesting to go back and read them again.  It is amazing to me to realize that what I admired or adored in my youth is no longer my focus as I read them again.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons why they are "classics".  They have an appeal for every generation and age. 

    Because the classics are almost always on the "reading lists" in high school, most of us are already familiar with them and have a basic knowledge of their story lines before we ever pick them up to actually read them.  

    http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wind-75th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/1451635621?tag=review-this-20In her review of Gone With the Wind, BeatriceRyanDesigns immediately focuses on the era.  We can learn so much about history in the pages of our great Classic Romance Novels without even realizing we are also getting a lesson in historical lifestyles, fashion and world changing events like war. 

    Truthfully, I probably learned more about the Civil War in the pages of Gone with the Wind, than I did in any history class.


    Britflorida gives us another look at history with her awesome review of Jane Eyre and how so much of the book is actually a reflection of the authors personal experiences.  

    I do agree with her completely.  There are definitely aspects of that book that I view differently today than I did when I first read it in high school.



    Contemporary Romance Novels

    Sometimes I just want a great love story.  A book to help me relax and unwind.  Frankly, a book that will take my mind off of everyday tensions and simply entertain.  I don't even mind if they have an obvious end.  In fact, I often read this type of book because I want it to end with "happily ever after." 


    I found out recently that Mbgphoto and I have that in common.  She reviewed and recommended Winners by Danielle Steel.  

    In her review, she tells us that she read this book in it's entirety in one sitting.  

    Sometimes that is exactly what we need!     





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    Romance is not defined by, or limited to any person, place, time or event.  We can all fall in love, often quite unexpectedly. 




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    Friday, February 28, 2014

    Romantic Movie Reviews: The Bodyguard, 10 Things I Hate About You, While You Were Sleeping, Anne of Green Gables, Brief Encounter, & The Way We Were

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    I absolutely love being the romantic movies!  I have had so much fun reading the reviews of the best romantic movies for the last few weeks, and I have found myself grabbing my own old copies of the movies to watch them again.  

    In a few cases, I have actually been introduced to new romantic movies by our review authors.  I really do love that!  Having a movie reviewed and recommended, truly helps me find entertainment that I have previously missed, but that I am sure to enjoy.  


    Recommended Romantic Movie Reviews


    The BodyguardThe Bodyguard review written by ThanksDevine, is a perfect example of an older movie being brought back to mind by an excellent review.  

    Just reading his words filled my mind with memories of the scenes from that movie and made me want to relive the experience of watching Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner fall in love on the silver screen.  

    This movie is filled with passion and I was reminded of looks of longing and desire these two exchanged with each other as I read this review.


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00447L4KA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00447L4KA&linkCode=as2&tag=review-this-20&linkId=4WTL23ZIFO2GGCCQDaisyDixon reviewed 10 Things I Hate About You and I was, once again, swept back to the past.

    I had not even realized Heath Ledger was the male star in that movie.  When the movie was originally released, Heath was new to Hollywood.  As a matter of fact, since reading this review, I did a bit of research and found that "10 Things I Hate About You" was Heath's first movie.  

    This was such a tender movie about first loves and discovering romance. I had to watch it again and, of course, my heart cried for both actors as their relationship developed.

    I will admit, I also cried at the realization that the real man, Heath Ledger, was taken from all of us way too soon.   



    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6304765266/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=6304765266&linkCode=as2&tag=review-this-20&linkId=SPG5YOSF4MBZOJVH
    While You Were Sleeping  is one of my personal all time favorite romantic comedies. 

    Crystalwriter wrote an excellent review of this fabulously fun movie.  Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman both have a way of making you feel like you know them personally.

    The two of them together in any movie is bound to be a hit, but this really is The Best Case of Unexpected Love.  

    There are several quotes from this movie that you are apt to hear me reference on a daily basis.  I might mention "leaning" or "pencils" and if you have seen the movie, you will definitely grasp the implication.  


    Romantic Movies by Special Request





    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007NMHNS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0007NMHNS&linkCode=as2&tag=review-this-20&linkId=DQ2QBEADFFLWX2IF
    WhiteIsland88  suggested that I include Anne of Green GablesI immediately applauded her movie suggestion.  In less than 24 hrs, she had written an outstanding review of the movies.

    The romance part of the story comes more into focus in the second movie, but we chose to add and review the trilogy.  

    While there is no question that you could enjoy the second movie without having seen the first movie, the trilogy is simply more complete with the beginning and end.  They are all worthwhile and highly recommended. 



    Since I have never personally seen the movie Brief Encounter, karen1960's review was especially intriguing to me.


    I do love the older movies and the beauty of black & white.  I always enjoy the close up look at historical places, architecture, clothing styles and political references of what would have been current day when the movies were originally made.

    I have added this movie to my list of must sees.  I am certain there is a rainy Saturday in my future when this will fit with my desire of the day.


    The Anniversary of a Romantic Movie Classic

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W453KQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000W453KQ&linkCode=as2&tag=review-this-20&linkId=7CDRIXVWK6DE6F6Z
    I had not realized that it had been 40 years since I first viewed this movie until I read this review written by Serendipity831.

    Talk about a flood of memories! I definitely experienced flashbacks as I was reading this review.  It is so hard to believe it has been 40 years.  I can easily remember exactly how I felt when I first saw The Way We Were.

    Many of us grew up with the golden voice of Barbra Streisand setting the tone of our days and "singing" our lives. When she was teamed with the beautiful "golden boy", Robert Redford, to make this movie, it was bound to be a smash hit! 

    Happy Anniversary to "The Way We Were" !


    Future Romantic Movie Reviews

    If you would like to share your romantic movie review with us, simple leave the link to that review in the comment section at the bottom of the list.  

    I look forward to reading and sharing your review!
     





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    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Romantic Movie Reviews: Romeo & Juliet, Dirty Dancing, and Cyrano de Bergerac

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    Romance is in the air and on the screen!  I love a great romantic movie and I am always on the lookout for a romance that will touch my heart and make me smile. 

    Sometimes it is hard to know just from previews if a movie is really going to be worth our time or if a particular movie is going to meet our expectations.  That is why we depend on great reviews! 

    Fortunately for all of us, there are some really awesome writers online who also love romantic movies and are willing to tell us all about them.  They write excellent reviews and gladly make recommendations for our next movie night.




    Romeo & Juliet


    This review was written by a fabulous author, CharliMillsShe describes the movie as "the ultimate interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy."

    Charli gives us a beautifully written, fresh look at a movie that is at the top of almost every romantics list of favorites.

    After reading her review, I have no doubt that all of us will want to grab a copy of Romeo & Juliet and enjoy Romancing a Favorite Classic.




    Dirty Dancing


    Mbgphoto challenges all of us to take a journey back into our past by recommending another great romantic movie released in the 80's.

    But don't misunderstand, this movie is not just for those of us who were young in the 80's.  According to mbgphoto, it is a movie that perhaps "brings back the memories of my younger self."

    Dirty Dancing is A Movie to Relive Your Youth!



    José Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac


    You will want to have your Kleenex by your side when you read this review and definitely when you view the movie.

    Nightcat  takes us back to the 50's for her recommendation.  She reviews a heartbreaking tale of unrequited love, but also unselfish love.  Nightcat writes that this movie "reminds us that all of us, despite our real or imagined flaws deserved to be loved."

    This movie is clearly for a Forever Hopeless Romantic.


    How About A Little Romance Tonight


    Grab a few friends, or that special someone in your life and slip a little romance into your DVD player, as well as your evening tonight.



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    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    I'm the Forever Hopeless Romantic Contributor



    Hi everybody and welcome to Review This! 

    My online name is Sylvestermouse and I'm the Forever Hopeless Romantic Contributor on Review This!  

    In addition to featuring reviews of romantic books, movies and music, I will be writing about other romantic topics, such as inexpensive dates, as well as sharing true life love story articles.

    None of the writers on Review This are limited to a single topic or  niche and we often write outside of our official titles.  Therefore, one never truly knows what I might write about in the upcoming months and years, but I do hope you will love it.

    I enjoy reading and writing online.  My life has been greatly enriched by working online and I have been blessed with many new friends, several I consider to be close friends today and several are right here with me on Review This!  They share my passion for writing, my desire to share and teach, and they share my devotion to family and friends.

    I am delighted and honored to be the Forever Hopeless Romantic Contributor on Review This because I love everything romantic and I simply love "love".  
                                              


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