Story involves a small town in Indiana during the Revolutionary War. Overall pretty good but got a little dry and slow towards the end. I also noticed that the author kept contradicting himself throughout the story regarding character details - In the beginning he said Alice was not traditionally beautiful but then spent the rest of the book describing all these men that fall over themselves because of her beauty. Also with the other main character, Fitzhugh Beverly, he starts off saying the man is a native of Virginia but by the end he is a native of Indiana moving to Virginia??? In the foreword, the author makes a quite apropos plea, "Accept then, this book, which to those who care only for history will seem but an idle romance, while to the lovers of romance it may look strangely like the mustiest history." For me, the story fell somewhere between the two.