Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander

Posted January 17, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, historical, romance, Tamera Alexander / 26 Comments


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!

9780718081836Title: 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 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.

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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.

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Launch page at JustRead Tours

January 14
Wishful Endings
A Baker’s Perspective

January 15
The Power of Words
It’s Story Time With VanDaniker
Angela Walker’s Reviews

January 16
Christian Shelf Esteem
Beauty in the Binding

January 17
Genesis 5020
Faith and Books
Reading Is My SuperPower

January 18
Southern Gal Loves to Read
Meagan Davenport
The Becca Files

January 19
Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Christian Novels

January 21
Living Outside the Lines
Dee’s Farm & Family
Christian Centered Book Reviews

January 22
Singing Librarian
Stories by Gina

January 23
Inklings and Notions
To Everything a Season

January 24
V. Joy Palmer
Miss Pippi Reads

January 25
Heidi Reads…
Pause for Tales

January 26
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Edits and Reviews by Leslie

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26 responses to “Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander

  1. Winnie Thomas

    This book sounds so wonderful! I’m hoping to read it soon. Congratulations, Tamera, on your new book release!

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “With This Pledge” by Tamera Alexander.

    Love this author’s books and can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Sounds amazing and I love the cover!

  3. Melissa Andres

    Really looking forward to reading this story! I love the cover and am hearing such great things! Can’t wait!

  4. Pam K.

    The Christmas novella in this series was really good so I am looking forward to learning more about Carnton in With This Pledge.

  5. James Robert

    It has been great hearing about your book and although I am not the reader myself, my 2 sisters and 2 daughters are. They love hearing about the genre’s they like and me helping them get to find books they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Amy M.

    Reading a book based on real life events in my state of Tennessee is always interesting. Looking forward to reading.

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    Tammy is one of my very favorite authors. I love her writing about interesting historical places. Since this one is based on real people it looks special.

  8. Karen H

    Another new-to-me author. I love books set during the American Civil War. There are so few written these days, it’s a pleasure to find one that looks and sounds so good.

  9. Linda Moffitt

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