I got this book from a goodreads giveaway. I was interested in reading something outside of my usual genres and remembered liking some historical fiction as a kid. This book really wasn't for me. I often found my self wondering how there could be so much of the book left when so much of the civil war had already happened. It was, from my perspective, a nice story and an okay, but somewhat dense, book. I suspect that for someone particularly interested in the era or the genre it would have been a great read.