Historical fiction is something I enjoy reading. I don't read a lot of historical fiction from this time period because I don't come across it very much. That's one of the reasons I tried to get a hold of a copy of this book. It sounded intriguing, so I thought it would be worthwhile to learn.
Although I don't regret reading it, I did find certain parts of it to be unappealing. There's a lot of jumping involved. Any of the dialogue is questionable. There are a few characters that need to be fleshed out further. For a good portion of the plot, I didn't care much for the main character. I wish I cared more about the overall story than I do. There just wasn't enough to go around.
I can only give this book three stars because these elements are so important to me and were lacking. I will confess, however, that I love the fictional characters, and I believe that Woodhouse did an outstanding job of honestly, compellingly, and compassionately portraying the Separatists.