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This series was apparently written for a pre-teen audience. The story doesn't advance, the writing is simplistic and repetitive. The author overused phrases throughout such as "a long moment" and dwells on dreams. She attaches twenty first century sensibilities, ideals and values to nineteenth century characters. Overall, the material poor, as was the finished product.
Worse than the material was the narration. Teenage Carrie was given the voice of an old woman. All the male characters sounded alike.
I would NOT recommend this book or series under any circumstances.
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Everyone studied the American Civil War in school. Unfortunately, the ability of teachers to explain the tragedy as well as the triumphs without causing most to shut down and fail to grasp why it effects us to this day. Speaking as a Civil War Buff and as recipient of a B.A. in History from Grove City College, Mrs. Dye has done her research well. This wonderful story has us continuing to follow Carrie Cromwell from April 1861 through May 1862. Not only was I transported to the time, but furthermore can feel the Love the author has for God. Carrie has decided to Love God with alls she has and love her neighbor as herself. She is a principled woman and she lives out those principles regardless of the consequences to herself. I wonder if Mrs. Dye spent much time reading James prior to the birth of this story yarn. If you are a Christian, over the age of 12 and have a love for stories that help to show how to apply truth to one's own life ... well this is the series for you. Do make sure that you have read the first book in this series prior to starting this book. Surely, no only will you enjoy a great story but your soul will soar with desire to follow God an trust Him in all things.
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