Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, February 2014:
“There’s a languid ease to the prose that invites readers to become fully immersed in the sweltering heat of a Mississippi summer, and Nickerson paints a picture of the Southern landscape that is rustic but ethereal and at times, eerie.”
Publishers Weekly, January 13, 2014:
“Tomboyish Violet’s interactions with Seeley and the Union soldier are charming.”
Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2014:
“Far from the typical Civil War romance…[w]ith rich imagery and imaginative subplots driving the storyline.”
“An exciting story—juicy, romantic and at times quite chilling.”
From the Hardcover edition.