Rose Meehan is the daughter of Irish immigrants courted by two very different men, Will, a young fiddler, and a doctor, during tumultuous rioting in Manhattan as a result of the unpopular draft. Who will she choose, and will it be for love?
From the very beginning, I liked Will and his simple, pure-hearted courtship of Rose. It took me a little bit longer to warm to Rose, especially since I really wanted to dislike her for dangling her two suitors against each other, but as time wore on I began to like her, and admire her love for her family.
Throughout this book I could tell that the author paid great attention to detail and researched the setting meticulously. I loved the new glimpse of a part of the Civil War, that I had previously not heard much about.
Overall, this was a well-written novella, that kept me reading well into the night, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.
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