Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 8 March 2006. A novel of the American Civil War with the absent father of the girls in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, the protagonist. It’s got all the blood and gore of war, the politics and horror of the period and then a lovely touch of bringing in those famous girls as he corresponds. I found it a very interesting way of handling that devastating time. A compulsive, pensive and rewarding read which I thoroughly enjoyed.