Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend, Stephenia H. McGee, as part of a book tour for her new release, Eternity Between Us!
about the book
An unnatural thunder rumbled through the air, carrying withit not thoughts of rain but of smoke and trepidation…
After being forced to use a pistol against invaders, Evelyn Mapleton is no longer the timid girl her extended family expects. The more her aunt and cousin resent her new independence, the more Evelyn is determined she’ll make her missing father proud by taking up his cause and aiding Confederate soldiers–even if she has to outmaneuver the Yankees guarding her home to do it.
Samuel Flynn’s life is consumed with two priorities: learning to become a proper guardian for the young orphans he’s adopted and obtaining his physicians license. When his final testing sends him to a Federal Army field hospital, the last thing he expects is to be entranced by a mysterious woman. But when Evelyn’s misguided exploits put her life in danger, will he risk everything he’s worked for to save a woman he thinks is his enemy?
Based on first-hand accounts from the Civil War and with a strong romantic thread, this is a tale of faith, espionage, hope, and courage historical fiction fans won’t want to miss.
If you’re a fan of Civil War era fiction, like me, this story’s intriguing intersection of medicine and espionage is sure to please. As an added bonus, readers who aren’t necessarily fond of the battles themselves can dive in with eyes wide open. It’s refreshing to read a Civil War book set neither on a battlefield nor a sprawling plantation.
All it takes is a small taste of independence for Evelyn to seek truth not colored by the prejudice of others. I cringed as her first fumbling attempts on the homefront placed her in a precarious position yet Evelyn’s failures make her a more authentic and relatable character. Samuel has all kinds of distractions (seen and unseen) making the road to his dream as a licensed physician a tedious and trying one. In true hero fashion, he displays his compassion and sense of justice in his treatment of each person he encounters from orphans to co-workers to his superiors.
As always, I appreciate the mini-history lesson at the end of this story which pointed out which tales were borrowed from the pages of history and which were created purely from the author’s imaginings. The author’s careful research and entertaining story go hand in hand and I encourage my fellow readers to read Eternity Between Us as well.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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.
To celebrate her tour, Stephenia is giving away a grand prize package that includes 1 signed paperback of Eternity Between Us, “I love God, coffee & Christian Fiction” book cover coffee mug, 1 ebook (reader’s choice), Her Place in Time audible audiobook, $25 Amazon gift card, and a few southern goodies in celebration of the release of Eternity Between Us! (US address only)!!
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