Title: Eternity Between Us
Author: Stephenia H McGee
Narrator: Eleanor J Caudill
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audio Release: Dec 26, 2018
Length: 8hrs 35min
About the Book:
Two sides. Two hearts. And a gulf between them as deep and wide as eternity.
“This tale brings a turbulent time to life with nuance and sensitivity.”
JOCELYN GREEN, award-winning author of the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series
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.
This book has been super high on my TBR pile since before it was released so I was excited to finally get my hands on a copy of the audio version through audible. I thought the narrator did an incredible job and successfully grasped the energy and emotion of the story.
I was introduced to Stephenia’s writing last year when I read her book Her Place in Time. Since then I’ve added the rest of her books to my TBR pile. I really appreciate her ability to draw the reader into the story in a way that you feel as if you are standing in the midst of the characters.
For once I can share one of my favorite moments in a book without it being a spoiler. My favorite scene in this book was when Evelyn invited herself to a local get-together and when approached about her presence she changed the subject by complimenting them on their bookshelf. This is wise advice that made me chuckle. I now know what to do in the event I want to crash a party! 😉
I appreciated the author’s ability to share the story from a unique perspective. War is a violent, turbulent ordeal. When it comes to the Civil War it wasn’t uncommon to hear of families and friends divided by their loyalties. Today we are taught that the war was fought strictly over slavery, but when you investigate deeper there was certainly more to it as well. Stephenia has approached these topics with both honesty and sensitivity.
This story was quickly able to grip my attention and held me captive until the very end. I really love Stephenia’s writing and can’t wait to read more from her in the future. I can’t recommend this one enough!