"I thoroughly enjoyed the stories compiled here concerning the lives of the Grenvilles and surrounding families in and around Charleston, SC, during the War Between the States. Such a turbulent time, with neighbor against neighbor, family members torn. I could see all sides and commiserate with the characters, wishing them all the best outcome from an awful situation. Life would have been much better had there been more like Jonathan Grenville among the Southerners, treating slaves and former slaves the way we would hope we would had we been there at the time.
The author's descriptions of the consuming fires in Charleston, the approaching US soldiers, the conditions and language of the slave families put you in the time and place with the characters. Very well done, in my opinion, and very enjoyable.
Thank you, Ms. Schriber and Ms. Deponte!"
PS -- Does a review like that really make a difference? You bet it does. Within 2 hours of my posting that review where more people could see it, there were five new book sales of Damned Yankee, and the book's sales ranking jumped from around 163,000 to 60,000.
Please, readers. Do this, not just for me (although that would be nice), but for all of your favorite authors. It just takes you a moment, but it's lifeblood for the author!