This book has a heroine who is a transplanted modern woman in Civil War times. Not literally, just how this author writes. The romance authors who write about non-contemporary times need to be more conscious of the differences in how society worked, especially with the sheltering and isolation of the women. It will make the story much less adventurous, but more accurate, if they would try to be more cogniscent of this. "Gone with the Wind" was written by a contemporary author who managed to capture the societal norms much better. But then, GWTW was a life-long effort, too!
You'll be hooked from the first chapter. These two characters go through more exciting adventures than 10 books would allow them to. It's a civil war romance; with great historical detail. The author makes it believable and suspenseful right to the end. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a great book to read on vacation.