The first reviews are popping up for Robert Hicks' The Widow of the South - a first novel that has presold over 200,000 copies on Amazon.
The Detroit Free Press: "... the climax of the novel is a huge disappointment."
The Baltimore Sun: "... skips clumsily from perspective to perspective. It wallows in the pathos of war and death. [...] His accounts of the fighting leave no Civil War battle cliche unturned.