This book was not only well written but it was such a great story too. I felt like I was able to get to know each character without being rushed through the story. This will definitely be one that I read again :)
This was a wonderful, deep story full of secrets, fears and romance. The author did a great job with the back stories of the characters and the reasons why each held secrets from the other. The book held my interest from the start and didn't let go. Set in post civil war at Belle Meade Plantation, in Nashville, Tennessee, this is a historical novel. I enjoyed reading the author's note at the end of the book that described the real history behind her story.
You cannot go wrong reading any book written by Tamara Alexander. This book is no exception. For me the setting was the best part. I gave this book 5/5 stars. If you like Christian historical fiction books this is the perfect story for you! Books written by this author are so full of description and details that you put the story down feeling like you might actually know the people in the book. The story follows multiple characters and each one is likable if not lovable. I would recommend this book and actually any book by this author. I guarantee you will enjoy this book!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
First five stars read of the year for this reader, and it's by one of the best authors in Christian Fiction, no less.
Tamera's novels have distinguished themselves because of their richness in historical details, relatable characters and plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats - and her latest novel does not disappoint.
Each word in To Whisper Her Name is carefully penned and transport readers to Belle Meade Plantation where Ridley Cooper ( ahem.. ladies you are not ready for this one. 'Handsome gentleman' is an understatement) and characters such as Olivia, Uncle Bob, Betsy and the other servants will captivate Alexander's readership's attention with their unique personalities invigorated quite thoroughly by the author, making this a satisfying and engaging read.
While I enjoyed getting to know these characters, I'll honestly confess that I didn't care much for the character of the man who owned the estate. The General Hardings portrayed in this novel is not a very likable man, in my opinion. Proud, selfish, stubborn, arrogant. While reading, I kept hoping that he had soft side hidden, but even when I closed the last page of the book I still felt frustrations toward him.
However, this book in all fairness deserves a five stars, in my opinion. Tamera has a gracious and scrumptious way of unravelling a story that is just a pure delight to savour.
A romance that will melt your heart, a good number of characters - especially the servants- that will make you laugh and will melt your heart even more (never mind General Hardings) To Whisper Her Name has it all and is graced in the end with a lovely ending.
Historical Romance fans, I would encourage you to make space in your TBR pile for this one! Well done Tamera! - once again.