Friday, January 25, 2019

~ WITH THIS PLEDGE BLOG TOUR ~

~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'WITH THIS PLEDGE'  --
AUTHOR TAMERA ALEXANDER
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Author Bio,
Unique Guest Post by the Author & Giveaway~
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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

9780718081836 Title: With This Pledge
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 fiancΓ© 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.

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EXCERPT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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



TOUR GIVEAWAY

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(1) winner will win a release copy of With This Pledge + $10 Amazon Gift Card

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 14, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm January 28, 2019. US only for a print copy of the book. International winners will receive an ebook. Gift card prize will be issued as an e-gift card. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.




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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy.

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  2. I really want to read this book. I have loved reading Tamera for a long time.

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  3. I love the extra stuff so interesting. I love Tamaras writing. This one sounds amazing as well. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. This book sounds like a really great read.

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  5. Thanx for being part of the tour! Looking forward to reading this book!

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  6. Loved reading the excerpt. I miss the days when handwritten letters were crucial to keeping in touch.

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  7. I love the historical details in this author's books!

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  8. With This Pledge sounds like an epic story! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us. Always fun reading about another book to enjoy.

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  10. Love that there are recipes in the book. That makes it so charming.

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