Stephenia is a “new to me” author. I recently finished her newest book, In His Eyes, and it was fabulous! If you enjoy historical fiction you’ll enjoy In His Eyes!
Now let’s meet Stephenia. (Don’t you love her period piece dress??)
Winner of the 2012 RONE Best Inspirational Book of the year (2012) and author of six Historical novels, Stephenia H. McGee has a fascination with hoop skirts and ball gowns, Greek revival homes and horse-drawn carriages, quirky Southern sayings, and home-grown recipes. She currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and two boys, (accompanied by their two spoiled dogs and mischievous cat) where she writes stories of faith, redemption, and stories steeped in the South
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In His Eyes released May 5, 2017. I love it!
Her heart sought shelter. Her soul found home.
Ella Whitaker rescues a newborn from the dying arms of a woman of ill repute and at long last she has someone to love. In need of a wet nurse, she arrives at Belmont Plantation just as Federal soldiers demand to speak to the owner. Thinking quickly, Ella masquerades as a Yankee officer’s widow in order to have a roof over her head and a home for the child.
Major Westley Remington has dedicated his life to serving his country. The Civil War has divided his family, torn his thoughts of glory, and left him with a wound that may never heal. Westley returns home on medical furlough to settle his father’s estate at Belmont Plantation, only to find his home is being run by a fiery and independent woman—one many believe to be his wife. Now he is faced with a conflict he’s never been trained to fight, and one she has yet to conquer.
“The character development is impressive and the plot kept me riveted. I couldn’t wait to see what happened to Major Remington and Ella–and once you begin reading this book, you won’t want to put it down either.” ~Andrea Boeshaar, Author “A Thousand Shall Fall” and “Too Deep for Words”
“With dynamic, realistic characters and colorful descriptions, I was more than just reading a story on a page, I felt like I was participating in the story. I laughed, I cried, and loved every moment. I hated to see it come to an end…I loved how this story seamlessly included the gentle reminders of God’s love for us and the importance of our reliance upon Him, without coming across pushy or like you are reading a sermon. It’s was ever so soft, just like a whisper.” Joy of Reading Blog
“In the post-Civil War South, we have a Union officer who is physically wounded from battle, emotionally wounded from the loss of his parents, and spiritually wounded by his lost relationship with his God. Into his world steps a spunky, spirited red-headed southern belle. Let the sparks ignite!” Dennis E. Hensley author, Pseudonym
Here’s my review:
If you enjoy historical fiction, you’ll love this newest book by Author Stephenia H. McGee. Post civil war south, Stephenia doesn’t dodge the uncomfortable issues of the time.
A wonderful portrayal of God’s mercy, character Ella Whitaker shows His heart for those considered “less than” in society. We see that all people are worthy and loved by the Father. In His Eyes we all have value.
The characters are well developed and you’ll feel as if you know them personally as they grow both personally and spiritually. The setting is described in such a fabulous way; you’ll be able to see the homes, the town, etc. Add this book to your To Be Read list. You’ll be glad you did!
I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a positive review.
For more information on Stephenia’s books:
In His Eyes http://amzn.to/2ptw3wi
The Whistle Walk http://amzn.to/2pCPYr8
Heir of Hope: http://amzn.to/2qBA4g1
Leveraging Lincoln: http://amzn.to/2ptELuw
Losing Lincoln: http://amzn.to/2p5Vstq
Labeling Lincoln: http://amzn.to/2p65pH4