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With this Pledge

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History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of USA TODAY bestselling Tamera Alexander's new series, The Carnton Novels.

"The beautifully-drawn characters and rich history in With This Pledge work seamlessly to demonstrate that Christ's love and romantic love can triumph even in our darkest moments." -Lynn Austin, bestselling author of Legacy of Mercy

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 fiance 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.

"Tamera Alexander has once again given readers a beautifully written story full of strong characters and tender romance-all while staying true to the actual history of the people and events she describes. From the horrors of war to the hope of blossoming love, Lizzie and Roland's story will live in my heart for a very long time." -Anne Mateer, author of Playing by Heart
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 138 x 213 x 29mm | 386g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0718081838
  • 9780718081836
  • 72,586

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'Against the painful and gore-filled backdrop of war, Alexander has created an exceptional tale of faith, hope, and love based on a real-life romance.' * Publishers Weekly, STARRED review * 'This story of hope amidst tragedy is a must-read for fans of well-researched historical fiction and heartwarming silver linings.' * Hope by the Book, BOOKMARKED review *
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About Tamera Alexander

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.
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