Because I so enjoy books about "old Florida" I did enjoy this, but it lacked the spirit of "A Land Remembered,"which I much preferred. The two are very similar in the timing - late 19th century turning into the first half of the 20th, both dealing with the development and damage to the Everglades. However, Land Remembered dealt more deeply with the history, following the various Indian tribes, the building of the Tamiami Trail and the numerousill attempts to drain the Everglades. I also preferred the characters in A Land Remembered.