Normally I review books which I enjoyed. Today I am featuring a book which I did not quite care for. I can't exactly tell you why I didn't like it. Maybe because I've always loved Gone with the Wind and the author, and this book made me see a bit too much behind the curtain.
When I turned the last page of Gone with the Wind, I wished it would go on and on. When I reached the final page of The Love Story behind Gone with the Wind it was almost a relief it was finally over.
As far as research and presentation, the book is well written. I appreciated the well documented notes in the back of the book. The book can be laborious at times. There were instances where I felt there could be less repetition of facts. Having said this, the writing did go smoothly considering how long the book is. (517 pages of story text)
On a positive note, this is a book which will give every aspiring author hope. The way Margaret Mitchell managed to get her novel published is quite incredible. It was her one swan song and she sang it throughout her life.
Don't take my word for it though, you can read it for yourself and decide what you think. I won my copy from Books, Belles & Beaux. In fact, you can go and check out the great review she did on the book. She has a much more favorable approach to it.
Now is your chance to win a copy of The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind- I only have one copy, which is in great condition- so if you would like it please be the first person to comment with "I want this book" :) I will mail it off to you as soon as possible.