Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia's late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Caring for an ill Aunt Elizabeth, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a southern-born son who—unbeknownst to her and everyone else—fought for the Union.
Determined to learn 'the gift' that Belle Meade's head horse trainer, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him while harboring secrets that threaten his life. As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for 'betraying' the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again...
Set within the remarkable history of Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation, comes a story about enslavement and freedom, arrogance and humility, and the power of love to heal even the deepest of wounds.
PARTICULARS OF THE BOOK:
Genre: Historical Fiction/Inspirational
Author: Tamera Alexander
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Tamera Alexander is a best-selling author whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.
These awards include the 2009 and 2008 Christy Award, the 2010 and 2007 RITA for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2010, 2009 and 2007 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, 2007 Bookseller’s Best Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction for 2006, among others. Her books have finaled six times for the Christy Award, a mark of excellence in Christian fiction.
(Tamera is pictured with her editor, Karen Schurrer, when Revealed won a RITA.)
Tamera is currently working on her tenth novel, the second book in the Belmont Mansion series that releases in fall 2013.
Her book,"To Whisper Her Name," a Belle Meade Plantation novel is available for pre-order in ebook for only $4.99, and in print for $8.38.
Find out more about her here: Tamera Alexander
SOMETHING ABOUT BELLE MEADE PLANTATION~Location for the novel:
I'm looking forward to reviewing this exciting new book for you in November!! I just wanted to give you a pre-review in hopes that you won't miss it and will capture your copy when you get a chance.
This is one I'll be spending some time with in the coming weeks...