Raveled Ends of Sky - I cave. I'm just bored and too impatient right now to see it to the end.

It's not terrible, but I never connected with the main characters and that makes the story boring to me. Some of the behaviors and expressions used were far too modern for 1844 to make the people realistic to me either.

On top of that, the author kept going on and on about the dispute over California by the Mexicans, Americans, Californios and British. It was just too much and I became tired of hearing about it. Every time it came up, the author rambled on much longer than was necessary and didn't say anything new.