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To Wager Her Heart (#03 in A Belle Meade Plantation Series)

Tamera Alexander
To Wager Her Heart (#03 in A Belle Meade Plantation Series)
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To Wager Her Heart (#03 in A Belle Meade Plantation Series)

Tamera Alexander

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Can a railroad man and a Southern Belle turned teacher find a way to work together to achieve their dreams in the new reality of the post-Civil War South?

Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if he can do it-but mostly to avenge his father. One man holds the key to the railway's success-General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sylas Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver in high society, and when he meets Alexandra Donelson, he quickly decides he's found his tutor.

Spurning her family's wishes that she marry, Alexandra Donelson is pursuing her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen's university in the United States. But her family does not approve, and ultimately, her father expels her from the family home and cuts her off completely.

Through her friendship with Mary Harding, Alexandra is thrown together with both General Harding and Sylas Rutledge. And she soon finds herself falling in love with a man whose roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility.

Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win the hand of the woman he loves. What he doesn't count on is having to wager her heart to do it.

Set at Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation, To Wager Her Heart is a sweeping Southern love story about a nation mending after war, the struggle to move a country forward, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves for who they truly are-and can be-with each other.



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Can a railroad man and a Southern Belle turned teacher find a way to work together to achieve their dreams in the new reality of the post-Civil War South?

Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if he can do it-but mostly to avenge his father. One man holds the key to the railway's success-General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sylas Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver in high society, and when he meets Alexandra Donelson, he quickly decides he's found his tutor.

Spurning her family's wishes that she marry, Alexandra Donelson is pursuing her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen's university in the United States. But her family does not approve, and ultimately, her father expels her from the family home and cuts her off completely.

Through her friendship with Mary Harding, Alexandra is thrown together with both General Harding and Sylas Rutledge. And she soon finds herself falling in love with a man whose roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility.

Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win the hand of the woman he loves. What he doesn't count on is having to wager her heart to do it.

Set at Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation, To Wager Her Heart is a sweeping Southern love story about a nation mending after war, the struggle to move a country forward, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves for who they truly are-and can be-with each other.


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Tamera Alexander

Tamera Alexander is the critically acclaimed author of Rekindled, her first novel. Before turning to writing full-time, Tamera Alexander's professional background was in business management and corporate conference coordination. A business graduate of Harding University, Tamera lives with her husband and their two teenagers in Greeley, Colorado.

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Romance with interesting history
4 stars By Hayley, Aug 30 2018
I really enjoyed this book. I have not read the other books in the series but I found that it was great as a stand alone novel. The history in this book in so fascinating! The attitudes of the white Southerners towards the ex-slaves was so hard to comprehend today. How could they have viewed other people that way? The author did an amazing job conveying the historical culture but still included very relatable and likable characters who were for the cause of providing higher education to the freemen and valuing them as fellow human beings made in the image of God. The romance in this book was gorgeous! There were such sweet scenes of the characters getting to know each other and overcoming their false first impressions and judgements. The quest for the truth surrounding the train accident and the drive to raise money for the school were strong themes. So was the need to be willing to sacrifice in order to do the right thing and stand up for what you believe. I would highly recommend this book for all romance and historical fiction lovers!  
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Wonderfully written
5 stars By Tracy, Jun 18 2018
I loved this novel, it is wonderfully written.  The Author has certainly done her research and manages once again to bring the past back to life.  It made for a very interesting novel, reading about the historical facts concerning the freedmen during the 1800s and their struggles they still endured even after gaining their freedom.  The heartwarming romance between the two main characters is beautiful and endearing. For readers to truly enjoy this novel, I would recommend reading Book 1, in this series, To whisper her name, as this will give the readers a better understanding of the story-line as the Author has included some of the main characters from Book 1, more in this story than in Book 2. This novel is a memorable and engaging story and full of hope.
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