Very good book!! The narrator made the characters come alive. I liked how it followed along with Gone With the Wind and looked at it from another angle. I also was very happy with the ending.
Gone With the Wind was one of my favorite books. The author did a creditable job of writing the story from Rhett Butler's side. He filled in lots of detail but totally changed the characters of our heros and heroines. Rhett turns out to be a nature loving boy. Melanie writes catty letters about Scarlett. Scarlett becomes introspective at the end. I finally decided to pretend I hadn't read the original and then I enjoyed this book. It was long (a good thing to me) and kept you listening the whole way.
Absolutely marvelous!! History, family drama, true friendships, deceit, and romance all rolled into one wonderful story. Mr. McCaig's book dovetails beautifully with "Gone With the Wind" and really provides insight into the people introduced by Margaret Mitchell so long ago. The narrator did a fabulous job with the voices, considering the complexity of the characters. Why, I fell in love with Rhett Butler myself!
Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob's Ladder, Rhett Butler's People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.