I enjoyed this story but since I've been sick, I'm not sure how much it actually dragged at first or was me. I received this book for free and I've voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 4.5* rating. There was a lot going on in this story, including going back and forth in time. Lots of interesting facts that are around the time of the civil war starting and a lot of immigration going on. Mix religion, and women's rights into this and you pretty much have a boiling pot. A very interesting ending.