Anyone that knows me, knows that I love anything that is civil war time period and reconstruction era. So, anything that is Christian Fiction I will jump on the chance to read it.
I was recently given the opportunity to read an ARC (Advance Readers Copy) of "In His Eyes": A Civil War Romance by Stephenia H. McGee
Here is the summary of the book:
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.
About the Author:
Stephenia McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of all things historical. Stephenia currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and sons where she writes stories of faith, redemption and life steeped in southern culture.
My Review: I could not put this one down. I was immediately lost in the story of Ella who has had a very rough few years due to the Civil War, and Major Westley Remington who also has had a rough few years. My heart broke for what they had been through - and what they had to now walk through. I love the Bible messages that are woven into the story. I loved the area where the story took place in - since I have been following the author on this journey - I know that she did a lot of careful research. You will not want to story to end - and you will really enjoy this heartwarming story.
"I received an advanced review copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
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