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Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
I am an avid fan of Gone With the Wind so grabbed at this book expecting it to rival the original and add a lot more to the story. It did not. I would recommend reading "Scarlet" which is an authorized sequel and overall a lot better.

This is an interesting account but far too many times it meanders around the characters and I lost track of why this piece to the tale was relevant to any action. Rhett came from a questionable, difficult family, primarily his father. Yes, he was a renegade and bully in every sense of the word but he was infatuated with Scarlett and the South's attitude toward the Civil War and its reasons. Many of the people from gone With the Wind are featured; Belle Watling is prominent and at times I felt like Scarflett was a secondary love in a more boring way. There were more than a few times I almost gave up on finishing the book but I was curious how it would finalize after knowing what was portrayed in Scarlett.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd give this no more than a 5 because when it's good it's entertaining but when it's not, it's toughg to plow thru.
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