In His Eyes
About the Book
In His Eyes
Watch this video to step into Belmont Plantation, the setting for my latest novel In His Eyes!
About 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.
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"I had the pleasure of reading Stephenia McGee's novel In His Eyes, a Civil War romance. McGee's portrayal of the Civil War and its aftermath on Southern citizens gives this story a uniqueness; it's not just another Civil War romance. 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."
“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.”
From the first line, I was captivated by this story. The Civil War and Reconstruction eras are some of my favorites yet In His Eyes stands out among the masses of novels in this period. I ate this story up like flaky southern biscuits and honey! The historical events represented in this novel are intriguing, the characters are endearing, and the storytelling is excellent!"
"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!"
"I love Civil War era books, and this has to be in my top two books of all time for the period. I certainly recommend this to all Christian Romance and Christian Fiction fans. Civil War fans that don't mind faith will find this book well researched for specific details that were provided."
"There are some truly beautiful scenes in the novel as God tries to draw close to one of His children. I found the words breathtakingly beautiful as I let them penetrate my soul. I absolutely adored In His Eyes. It was my first novel by Stephenia H McGee but I want more, more, more."
"Reminiscent of Gone with the Wind, The Whistle Walk paints a vivid picture of America at the start of the War Between the States. The treatment of slaves, the economic conditions of the South, the concerns of the soldiers on both sides were brought to life in this breathtaking novel.”— Christine Sharbrough, The Christian Manifesto
"It is obvious that McGee knows the time period, etiquette standards, building structures, food offerings, and much more. The Civil War atmosphere is very much present and I was reminded of the novel, Gone with the Wind, in quality of the writing and content."— Susan Faloon, The Christian Manifesto
"It is beautifully told, exquisitely crafted, examining the harsh realities of slavery while allowing one to see the fire of hope and courage. It also shows the kindness and compassion of a young white lady expected to act as others yet yearning to change those expectations. It is realistic and sometimes heartbreaking yet it delivers a message of hope, love and faith against all odds and in all circumstance and it does this to absolute perfection! Bravo Ms. McGee!"— In'Dtale Magazine