Read my full review: http://bit.ly/12naieeA very generous 2 stars.....My opinion: This book was TOO MUCH for me. Told in 2 different periods of time, the present day story was nothing but drama central. I could barely get through it. Not to mention, the author used this book to "voice" her political bigotry which just came off looking stupid, inappropriate AND unnecessary to the storyline. I must admit that in the beginning I did enjoy the story of Vivian, but it wasn't enough to save the book for me. Even that soon dwindled down to a book that I simply wanted to get through. What could have been a book on a very important event in our history was lowered down to a lot of drama central to support a weak story. I must admit that I finished this book several days ago and have already forgotten a chunk of it. That is how memorable it is.