Title: In His Eyes
Author: Stephenia H McGee
Narrator: Bryn Austin
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audio Release Date: Feb 8, 2020
Length: 10hrs 59min
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.
Oh my goodness, the narrator for this one did an absolutely superb job! I don’t think I could say enough wonderful things. Her voice matched the energy and mood of the story and she did a fantastic job at making each of the character voices sound different and unique. She was the perfect person to read this one and I hope to listen to more from her in the future.
I adored this story. Ella Whitaker was an incredible heroine and was an easy character to root for. Her fierce love for baby Lee was a force to be reckoned with, and was a true driving force for the novel. Westley was the perfect counterpart. I liked the personal growth he experienced to make him the right person for Ella. They certainly dealt with their fair share of miscommunication, but the conflict was an interesting blend of humor and facepalm. There was so much that I loved in this story and it held my attention from start to finish. I highly, highly recommend this one!
*I received an audible code from the author. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.