Moonlight on the Mississippi was one of those books that I wish could have lasted a bit longer. With its well developed and unique characters, unexpected plot twists, plenty of adventure and danger, an unhurried romance, and a good dose of faith, I could have kept reading for awhile.

I loved the interaction between Steamboat Captain Camilla Lockhart and lawyer Daniel Gray. They were such a contrast. Camilla was a smart and sassy young woman who had spent most of her life on the river with her father. When he died, she took over his steamboat and met Daniel when he contracted her to help his find the hidden treasure his father told him about. Their adventure together included not only the search for treasure but encounters with bootleggers, river pirates, and one disaster after another.

Did they find the treasure? I won’t tell but I did enjoy every minute of their adventure and was quite pleased by the final outcome. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy soon.

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A lost treasure, a mysterious disappearance, and a deadly family secret—but winning her heart might be the real challenge.

Steamboat Captain Camilla Lockhart discovers a handsome stranger on board with an offer he claims she can’t refuse. If he thinks she will get involved in another hopeless treasure quest, he’s lost his sunbaked mind. Not after what happened to her father. But with her boat falling apart and her crew about to starve, Mr. Gray’s unusual proposal might be her only hope.

Daniel Gray inherited a host of problems, including a clue that could unlock old family secrets and a treasure that’s long since faded to lore. His father left him with only one name—Lockhart. But when he hires the striking, yet unconventional, steamboat captain to help him navigate the treacherous waters of the Mississippi River, he never expects his heart to get tangled in the currents.

With a criminal operation’s net tightening around them, the two must battle against time to uncover a lost family treasure and solve a mysterious disappearance before the men hunting them from the shadows discover the dangerous truth.

From an award-winning author of bestselling historical fiction comes a thrilling series of River Romances.

The roaring twenties come alive in this captivating romantic adventure filled with love, deception, and high-stakes discovery. If you enjoy clean historical romance with elements of faith, you’ll be sure to love this thrilling river journey.


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