Everything about this story drew me in – the Civil War setting, the story idea, and the characters. I always enjoy reading this time period and “In His Eyes” delivered a nicely-written, romantic tale of what life looked like in the South after the war.

It took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but once I did, the pace and plot continued to grow and captivate me. I loved the premise of the story and I was intrigued throughout the book to see how things would be resolved.

I will admit, though, there were a few times when things fell a little flat for me. I wanted a bit more depth to the characters and a little less predictability, but overall it still proved to be an enjoyable read. The history was described very well throughout and the relationship unfolded very sweetly between Ella and Westley.

“In His Eyes” is a historical romance I’m sure many readers will enjoy. This is definitely an author to check out.

I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.



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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Stephenia H. 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 the South.