Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Stephenia H. McGee & The Secrets of Emberwild

Posted October 4, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, historical, romance, Stephenia McGee / 20 Comments

I’m delighted to welcome one of my favorite people back to the blog today! Stephenia H. McGee is here to talk about her new historical romance The Secrets of Emberwild and give us a virtual tour of the Emberwild Horse Farm!

GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2022
PAGES: 320

A gifted trainer in a time women are not allowed to race, Nora Fenton prefers horses to men. They’re easier to handle, they’re more reliable, and they never tell her what to do. After her father’s passing, Nora is determined to save her struggling horse farm, starting with entering her prize colt into the harness races at the 1905 Mississippi Fair. If she wins, she may have a chance at independence. But when a stranger arrives and starts asking disconcerting questions, she suspects he may have other motives than unseating her in the training job that is rightfully hers.

Silas Cavallero will do whatever it takes to solve the mystery of his father’s death–even if it means training an unwieldy colt for Nora, who wants nothing more than to see him gone. But when mysterious accidents threaten their safety and circumstances shrouded in secrets begin unlocking clues to his past, Silas will have to decide if the truth is worth risking ruining everything for the feisty woman he’s come to admire.


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A tour of Emberwild Horse Farm

by Stephenia H. McGee, author of The Secrets of Emberwild

{Pictures are purchased from Canva and licensed to use}

Hello and welcome! I’m Miss Nora Fenton, and I am pleased to show you around my home today.


Welcome to Emberwild! First, we will start with a look at Emberwild’s stables. Watch out for Roger. He’s a vinegary sort and not particularly keen on seeing women in what he thinks is his domain. But of course we care little about that, don’t we?

Ah, here we are. This is the barn. We have two stud and four large foaling stalls as well as twenty more for the mares and their foals. The stalls open up to outdoor paddocks where the foals can play.



Look! Though the window over here you can see one of my favorite little ones, Sunshine, practicing her gallop. Isn’t she precious?

Over here is Arrow’s stall. My big, beautiful boy is going to be the saving grace for all of us here at Emberwild. As soon as he completes his time trails and is breed registered, the buyers will be flocking to the farm for breeding rights and yearling purchases.

Arrow is a trotter, and he will be racing in the harness race this year at the Neshoba County Fair. Won’t you, boy? He’s still a little shy about the harness, but we’ll get there. There’s not a faster trotter in all of Mississippi. Possibly the entire country. I’m sure of it. Why, I think he will even beat out the famous Dan Patch someday.

Let’s head out to the carriage shed, shall we? This is what I’m working on hooking Arrow up to. This is a racing sulky. It’s very light. But you do have to watch the turns, because they are prone to tipping over.

Over here is our practice track. Arrow will be ready for that soon.

That’s about it, except for the house.  When my father built for my mother, she said it resembled a doll’s house with all this molding. I tend find it a gilded prison, but that’s because…well, never mind that. We won’t be able to visit inside today, I’m afraid, since Father is very ill.

How about you saddle up? The pastures are beautiful this time of morning for a ride.

Enjoy the views!

Thanks for visiting Emberwild with me today. Be sure to check out my story, The Secrets of Emberwild and come visit us again!

Stephenia H. McGee is a multi-published author of stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. She lives in Mississippi, where she is a mom of two rambunctious boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Her novel The Cedar Key was a 2021 Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice award winner. A member of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), she loves all things books and history. Stephenia also loves connecting with readers and can often be found having fun with her Faithful Readers Team on Facebook. For more on books and upcoming events and to connect with Stephenia, visit her at

Revell is offering a print copy of The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia H McGee to TWO of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia H McGee?

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20 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Stephenia H. McGee & The Secrets of Emberwild

  1. Roxanne C.

    This sounds like an interesting historical romance in a unique setting, and I’ll learn more about horses.

  2. Nancy

    I would like to read The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia H. McGee because it sounds like an interesting book.

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