A good story with many characters with their own story lines. The writer has good grasp on the civil war period. Many women of that time period exhibited strength that was considerable. This movie plays on that theme well and believably. Drama, tears and pins and needles work well here. The characters are well cast. There are a few unexpected turns which always is a plus. Some of the outcomes are expected and some are not. This shows easily leaves doors open to expand in a number of different directions which I hope will happen. So many people, like me, are sick and tired of reality TV that this is a refreshing change and a direction I hope programmers take. When it leaves you waiting for "what happens next?" you know you have a winner. I give it a thumbs up for sure.