I thought The Spare Room was a good book. I liked the way it was written in journal form which showed the close and personal views of all the characters, who were wonderfully portrayed. I enjoyed the perspective of life in that time and being able to see the mindset of the people in 1843. Also it was interesting to see how the Northerners' viewed slavery. All in all, I think it was a good story and a great read for anyone who likes historical fiction.