Glad you enjoyed it. I got through most of it before I tossed it. Dear One got into it less before she tossed it. Guess it's just one of those things that doesn't lie in the middle of any spectrum: you either like it or you don't.
I read the whole thing but like Ole I wasn't pleased with it . A group of us were at Carton this last summer and heard the real story and visited the graveyard. the fictional story does not match the true story . I never could figure why the love story was thrown into the story about Carrie. I guess to sell more books.
I read it and did not feel that women really act like that in such a situation and for some reason I can't explain, I couldn't connect with the widow as she was described. I'm certain the real widow was different, felt differently and thought differently than described. I also found her husband rather strange.
As odd as it may seem, I felt that none other than Scarlett O'Hara was a more believable character. I can better relate to her, a spoiled rich young woman who feels the world revolves around her. I also related better to Rhett Butler, the surly, arrogant, worldly blockade runner and war profiteer tahn I did to the master of Carnton.
When it comes to the Battle of Franklin, I guess I really prefer non-fiction accounts.