The Doomed Romance was a great story. It was welll written with the times of the Civil War in mind. It was very sad too because you could put yourself in the shoes of Margaret or Karl and understand the charcters feelings as well as the author. I almost cried when I read the end of it becuase it really did happen to so many people and it was great that someone told the story. Please write back if this story touched you and made you understand how different those times are from today.