I am not a big reader but once I got into this book, I could not put it down. I finish the second half in one week. If you like history, then you will be amazed by the detail. And if you like twists and turns then you will love it even more. At one point, I had to duck in the airplane because a spot in the book got me so emotional, I couldn't help to cry. You just fall in love with the characters. It is a bonus that I am learning about the French and Indian war. I can't wait till the next one.