I really enjoyed this Mail Order Bride Romance. I voluntarily chose to review this and I've given it a 5* rating. During the civil war, many lost homes and almost everything they used to count on, but the ones who lost family also, lost most or all of their livelyhood. As a mother, I felt the sorrow when the mother could not feed her family like she wanted. This author did a wonderful job of showing some of the hardships this mother went through. This is filled with many tears and joys to take you back to that time.