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Compelling story of family, choices, risk, and war
on May 30, 2011
Extremely well written and readable, this well-researched story is full of well-drawn, believable characters. By the time you finish the novel, you feel like Ann Redfield is someone you've known all your life. And you'll know more about the Underground Railroad and the Quakers. And you won't be able to stop thinking about all the people you've come to know and love and all that has happened to them.
I wish this novel would replace "Gone With the Wind" in the U.S. national consciousness as our preeminent story of the Civil War. It would make a great movie, although, of course, the book would still be better (as always!).