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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

My Thoughts - The Swindler's Daughter By: Stephenia H. McGee

About the Book

Book: The Swindler's Daughter

Author: Stephenia H. McGee

A surprise inheritance. A cache of family secrets. A choice that will change her life forever.

Lillian Doyle has lived her entire high-society life with her widowed mother, believing her father died long ago. But when news arrives that her estranged father only recently passed away--in jail--Lillian is startled to find that the man has left a business and all of his possessions to her, making her a rather unusual heiress.

When she goes to take possession of her father's house in a backwoods Georgia town, the dilapidated structure is already occupied by another woman who claims it was promised to her son, Jonah. In her attempts to untangle the mess, Lillian will discover not only a family she never knew she had but a family business that is more than meets the eye--and has put a target on her back.

To discover the truth and take hold of the independence she's always dreamed of, she'll have to make friends with adversaries and strangers--especially Jonah, the dusty and unrefined cowboy who has secret aspirations of his own.

Click here for a sneak peek of The Swindler's Daughter!

About the Author

Author Bio:  Stephenia H. McGee is a multi-published author of stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. She lives in Mississippi, where she is a mom of two rambunctious boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Her novel The Cedar Key was a 2021 Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice award winner. A member of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), she loves all things books and history. Stephenia also loves connecting with readers and can often be found having fun with her Faithful Readers Team on Facebook. For more on books and upcoming events and to connect with Stephenia, visit her at  

My Thoughts

The Swindler's Daughter is written by Stephenia H. McGee. This might be my favorite book by this author yet. This book is set in 1912 in Georgia. Lillian Doyle thought her dad died a long time ago. She has lived a high society life with her mother. She suddenly finds out that her father died in prison and has left her an inheritance. Lillian thought she was the daughter of a widow, and now finds out that she is a swindler's heiress.

Normally inheritances are good things. It helps secure your future. In Lillian's situation, it does nothing but cause problems. Lillian travels to her father's house and meets Jonah. Jonah and his family have been living in the home and were planning on buying it. Jonah's mother, Melanie and Lillian start to work together to build a business. While working on the home they find something hidden in the walls. I liked the mystery aspect written into the story - trying to unravel what Lillian's father was really involved in.

This book will grab your attention within the first few pages. It was one that I did not want to put down. It's beautifully written with a great message of faith. The characters are well written and the story line is original.

Thank you to the author and publisher for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.

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