Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Christmas at Carnton Introduces a New Series!

Christmas at Carnton
A Novella
Tamera Alexander
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-0310293248
October 2017/256 pages/$12.99

A Christmas novella to launch a brand new three-book series . . . The Carnton Novels

Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas – and of sacrificial love.

Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year old son. With the bank threatening to evict, she discovers an advertisement for the Women’s Relief Society auction and applies for a position – only to discover it’s been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity – and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man?

Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women’s Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of “crinolines” isn’t his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies – one, in particular – is far more than he bargained for.

Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.

Read an excerpt.


Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of numerous books including A Lasting Impression and The Inheritance. Her richly-drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide. Tamera is a two-time Christy Award winner, two-time RITA winner, and a recipient of the prestigious Library Journal Award. Tamera and her husband recently returned to her Southern roots and now make their home in Nashville. Visit her website at www.tameraalexander.com Facebook: tamera.alexander Twitter: @tameraalexander

Tamera’s series novels are “standalones,” meaning the stories may be loosely connected by continuing characters, but each novel is a complete story in itself.


Few things delight my reader heart more than a novel by Tamera Alexander. And the fact that it's a Christmas novella to introduce her brand-new series makes it that much more enjoyable! In her trademark style, Tamera Alexander pens a story of love and loss in the setting of the War Between the States. Skillfully blending historic figures with masterfully created fictional characters, Alexander brings to life the heartaches and trials-and rare moments of joy-of this tumultuous era. A compelling story, magnificent prose, and a quiet but steadfast measure of faith make this more than just a feel-good holiday read but one with depth that will encourage your faith and remind you of the Hope this blessed season brings. Don't miss this charming short novel!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Tamera Alexander and Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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