Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Just Read Tours: With This Pledge Review and 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!


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 fiancĂ© 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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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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(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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 My Thoughts

I think that Tamera Alexander is a terrific author. With this being the start of a new series I was thrilled to get my hands on this book! I thought the character development was really well done throughout the story line. There is a ton of history, and it isn't a terribly fast moving book but not boring by any means. I didn't know much about this location and the Civil War so I found that side of things to be really interesting. It is incredible what people can endure and that so many of our ancestors witnessed some pretty horrific things. This book isn't easy and it is pretty graphic when it comes to battle wounds. I love that this is a real story and setting. I need to visit so I can see Carnton myself. The romance was very well done and I just loved all of the characters. This is a great book for history lovers! Five stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."



Heidi Reads... said...

This book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing about it and the giveaway!

Tighefan42 said...

Great review. This sounds like a great read. I love Tamaras writing. Thanks for the chance.

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James Robert said...

Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful review! Thank you for participating in the tour.

Pam K. said...

I always enjoy Tammy's books and am looking forward to reading With This Pledge. The Christmas novella for this series was really good.

Chanel M. said...

Great review! I love that this book has great historical detail of a time period that I wish I knew more about. I can't wait to check it out!

Dianna said...

I'm interested to see how she tracks down the soldier's mother.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like an intriguing and fantastic read.