In His Eyes by Stephenia H. McGee

About The Book

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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


Most of the time when I read historical fiction, it's a slow process. One that I enjoy, but it takes me a few days to get from the beginning to the end. However, this book, I couldn't put down. Even with two young children, I finished the book in one day.

The unique plot captures your attention from the first page. Lovable, realistic characters and swoony romantic tension keep you there. Stephenia expertly weaves together historical details with relatable characters. The story moves at a good pace. 

I would have liked more background on Westley to fully understand his reservations, but I don't feel that it took away from the book. I also wasn't a fan of Ella's dreams.  

Despite those two minor things, I love this book and I'd give In His Eyes a five star rating. 

I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. No review was required. All opinions are my own. 


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