Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig with high hopes.
And I loved it :)
Since I am supposed to be satisfying categories from the reading challenge, I put this one down for number 34 -a book with a love triangle. The book runs pretty parallel to Gone with the Wind some of the time, so you know who's in that triangle if you've read the book or seen the movie.
I still nearly cried at the sad parts - maybe even worse since I usually knew they were coming. But my favorite (and I don't think I'm spoiling your reading enjoyment by saying so) was the happy ending. It makes me want to go back and re-read Gone with the Wind - and maybe even the sequel, Scarlett, that I think I've only read once!
Even more good news? The author that wrote this authorized (by the family of Margaret Mitchell) novel also wrote one about Mammy, titled Ruth's Journey. I've added that to my wishlist now too.