Haunting, intimate and beautiful in every way.
This story accurately depicts how brutal the Civil War was and how it changed people forever. Not only those who were in battle, but everyone.
I love the character arc of Adam. His inner-journey is painful and yet a sweetness emerges because of his sensitive nature.
Zelphia is so real and so raw. It was heartbreaking to see the hardness that had developed. I think it was mostly because of fear and the unknown. It must have been a terrifying time.
I'm glad that Adam and Joe's relationship was included and explored. This added much depth to what was happening at the time.
You did a superb job on this. The flashbacks were seamless.
Kudos to Pernell's ‘Adam' and the setting and the peach scene.
And your ending fits the uncertainty of the beginning, perfectly.
A true gem!
Thank you, Tahoe Lee, for such a good review. I wanted this to be a love story but more than just that. I had completed a Civil War POD for the history forum and used the information I found for this story as well and tried to make the prison scenes as authentic as possible. Funny about the "peach scene" because it's only a few lines long but others have mentioned it as well, here and on the WIP in the forums. : )
I felt it was necessary to look at the relationship between Joe and Adam, especially after the episode."The War comes to Washoe." It added depth to the situation as the Civil War was literally, in many ways, brother against brother.
Thank you again for reading and letting me (and others) know how much you liked the story, and for the kind words.