~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
-- 'WITH THIS PLEDGE' --
AUTHOR TAMERA ALEXANDER
~Post Includes: Book Spotlight, Author Bio,
Unique Guest Post by the Author & Giveaway~
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander, the first full novel of the Carnton series, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Series: Carnton, Book 1
Author: Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of USA TODAY bestselling Tamera Alexander’s new series, The Carnton Novels.
What can a woman—a mere governess—do against the scourge of slavery?
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston’s quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause—but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home where she is governess is converted into a Confederate field hospital, and Lizzie is called upon to assist the military doctor with surgeries that determine life or death. Faced with the unimaginable, she must summon fortitude, even as she fears for the life of Towny, her fiancé and lifelong friend.
As a young soldier lies dying in Lizzie’s arms, she vows to relay his final words to his mother, but knows little more than the boy’s first name. That same night, decorated Mississippi sharpshooter Captain Roland Ward Jones extracts a different promise from Lizzie: that she intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate his leg.
Lizzie is nothing if not a woman of her word, earning the soldiers’ respect as she tends to the wounded within Carnton’s walls. None is more admiring than Captain Jones, who doesn’t realize she is pledged to another. But as Lizzie’s heart softens toward the Confederate captain, she discovers that his moral ground is at odds with her own. Now torn between love, principles, and promises made, she struggles to be true to her heart while standing for what she knows is right—no matter the cost.
From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves the real-life love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Miss Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.
PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | CBD | Book Depository
Click HERE for an exclusive excerpt!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, including the Christy Award (two-time winner, seven-time finalist), the RITA Award (two-time winner, four-time finalist), the Carol Award, the Maggie Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and Library Journal's top distinction, among others. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.
CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
****SPECIAL FEATURE -- GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR:
SIX BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS ABOUT THIS BOOK:
1.) Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Clouston, the two main characters in With This Pledge, are people who really lived. And With This Pledge is their love story.
2.) The Battle of Franklin is a real battle that took place in the final days of the Civil War—on November 30, 1864 in the small town (at the time) of Franklin, Tennessee, some 20 miles south of Nashville.
3.) Tempy, a secondary character in With This Pledge and Christmas at Carnton—and the McGavock’s cook and house slave—is based on the real woman who served in the McGavock household the majority of her life.
4.) Nearly 10,000 men were either killed, wounded or captured during the five-hour Battle of Franklin.
5.) All of the letters in the novel (with two exceptions noted in the Author’s Note) are real letters (and love letters) from people who truly lived.
6.) The recipes in the back of the novel are all wonderful, tried-and-true Southern recipes just waiting for you to try!
Learn more about what’s truth and what’s fiction in With This Pledge, a Carnton Novel on Tamera’s Website—www.TameraAlexander.com
(1) winner will win a release copy of With This Pledge + $10 Amazon Gift Card
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!
# # # # #