I was a bit disappointed in this book. This was one book I was looking forward to reading and it kind of fell short of my expectations. Although this was a work of fiction, I felt that the author didn't stick to the reality of the times. At times it felt as though the author was confused in what time period this story was taking place. I also felt that the spiritual aspects of the story were forced and didn't flow smoothly in the storyline. With all that said I didn't hate the story that was told, I just wished that there had been more substance to it.