Somewhere between a 3 and a 4 star. It was entertaining, but there were a couple of things that bugged a bit. All in all it was a good Kindle owners Prime pick for October. I don't read a lot of historicals set in that time and place (1860's Great Plains after war), so it was interesting to me. I believe there are a couple of followup novels with one following the young daughter of this book. I'll be reading those in the future.