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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2019
History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of USA TODAY bestselling Tamera Alexanders new series, The Carnton Novels.
"The beautifully-drawn characters and rich history in With This Pledge work seamlessly to demonstrate that Christs love and romantic love can triumph even in our darkest moments." Lynn Austin, bestselling author of Legacy of Mercy
What can a womana mere governessdo against the scourge of slavery?
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cloustons quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Causebut 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 Lizzies arms, she vows to relay his final words to his mother, but knows little more than the boys 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 Carntons walls. None is more admiring than Captain Jones, who doesnt realize she is pledged to another. But as Lizzies 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 rightno 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 romanceall 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 Rolands story will live in my heart for a very long time." Anne Mateer, author of Playing by Heart
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 Tameras two USA Today bestselling Southern series.