He asked if he could die on her porch…but instead he brought hope for new life.
Once a wistful romantic, Opal Martin now simply aspires to scrub the remnants of the War Between the States from her tattered life. But when a nearly drowned soldier appears and asks if he can die on her porch, she must guard against the sudden revival of her heart’s hope for love.
Haunted by the war, Tristan Stuart just wants to escape the pain. But when he wakes up at a house that looks too much like home with a woman determined to mend him, he may discover a new life worth fighting for. In order to save the last of what Opal holds dear, will he become the man she needs or let the troubled waters carry him away?
my point of view:
I am so happy to bring you all a review for not only a new to me author, but a historical novel! I have loved to read since I was a pre-teen and have always loved historicals! I seem to have gotten away from them over the last several years, so for me it is always a treat to find a really good one! I love the descriptions of the beautiful estates, the clothing, the hairstyles, everything, really. When I was a teenager I thought I was born in the wrong time period….of course now I truly appreciate the 21st Century amenities I have all around me, but reading historicals is still so romantic! Also a good reminder of how hard a life it could be at times.
I enjoy reading this particular time period of history, as the Civil War was such an emotional time for the entire country. For most of the women of the South at that time, finding a soul mate was probably not high on their list of priorities, I imagine, as so many men had been taken from them. Opal and her mama are both very brave and strong females, doing the best they can with the cards they have been dealt.
Tristan simply wants to escape the pain, and if that means lying down to die on someone’s porch, so be it. It’s a hard for both of them to push through each day, but that is exactly what they do, and in the process they come to realize they are stronger than they gave themselves credit for! I don’t want to give away too much, but when these characters come together to fight a common “enemy” the story takes on a whole new life! I definitely had a hard time putting this one down! Looking forward to reading many more of Stephenia’s books in the future, so glad I took a ‘chance’ and picked this up! Now it’s your turn, you can pick this up on Kindle Unlimited, or enter below to win a free ebook copy!
About Stephenia H. McGee
Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. After earning a degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences, she discovered her heart truly lies with the art of story. She put pen to page and never looked back. Visit her at www.StepheniaMcGee.com for books and updates.
Stephania McGee has been so kind to offer one of our commenters on this post a free ebook! Please enter by telling us what your favorite time period is to read in Christian Fiction! Winner will be notified by email, contest will be open for one week from today!