3 1/2 starsThis was a sweet story and I loved Hattie. But, I just couldn't give it more stars.... It really ticked me off how such a lovely, likable women in the community was called Horse Face and Old Maid, etc. Even the preacher was a dick! Just so many disparaging remarks that it left a bad taste for me. And how gross was Ancil Drayton. Gawd!