"Never Waste Tears" is a historical novel which takes place during the beginning of the Civil War in 1860's Kansas.
Written from multiple characters points of view in a diary format, it easily keeps the reader's attention. The author is in control of the dialogue well enough so that it is not confusing, and also does not restrict the personalities of the characters. The characterizations are written expertly enough that you feel what they feel. Individual voices are written skillfully - it starts to feel as though the reader is present in the setting, listening to each one instead of reading it.
A solid, strong interest plot with plenty of events and action occurring to keep the reader interested.
Gloria Zachgo is one of those authors that can write anything, and write it well. I have had the privilege of reading her first novel, The Rocking Horse , which is one of the best suspense novels I've ever read. (If you haven't read it, you need to).
I highly recommend anything this author writes!