Monday, July 15, 2019
On My Kindle - With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander
Lizzie Clouston works as a governess on a Franklin, Tennessee plantation when the Civil War arrives at their doorstep. Her employers open their home as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers, and she's pressed into assisting one of the surgeons.
Captain Roland Jones' wounds make survival doubtful, but he pleads with Lizzie to help him keep his leg. A friendship is forged under the most trying circumstances.
The attraction between them grows, but she's pledged to another soldier and thinks he's married. Slavery, a secret, and the uncertainties of war threaten to snuff out any possibility of a lasting relationship.
Tamera Alexander ranks as one of my favorite authors. Her historical romances are full of twists and turns. She captures the realities of war that can sometimes come off as gory. Yet there are many times of introspection, joy, and humor.
This book is part of a new series. I'll be reading the others as they become available. 5 Stars!
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a favorable review. All opinions expressed, as always are mine and mine alone.
Writers: Are you interested in writing historical novels? How do you go about researching the time period?
Readers: Does it bother you when authors write about the truly ugly side of war? Please share.