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To Whisper Her Name (#01 in A Belle Meade Plantation Series)

Tamera Alexander
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"Already a USA TODAY bestseller, this novel draws a fresh thread in this author's historical fiction tapestry. Tamera Alexander's painstaking research into the people, places and times of which she writes is evident on every page and she depicts the famous residents of post-bellum Nashville with great detail and even greater affection." -USA TODAY

From bestselling author Tamera Alexandercomes an exquisite historical novel set against the real history of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee, that explores the struggles of real people of the post-war South and the journeys of a man and a woman scarred by betrayal.

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Hardings' head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.

Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.

As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for fighting against the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again.

"To Whisper Her Name has everything a fine historical novel needs: characters we truly care about, struggles that really matter, splashes of humor to engage us, and period details that bring the past to vibrant life. Ridley and Olivia both arrive with heartaches and disappointments tucked in their traveling bags. Watching them unpack those memories and make room for the Lord's cleansing touch is pure reading pleasure." -Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author

"Alexander writes a beautiful story of love, friendship and finding purpose. The passion the characters have for one another and their dreams will keep readers engaged to the very last word. Book one in the Belle Meade Plantation series reminds readers that their path in life may twist and turn in unexpected ways, but God still has a good plan for their lives." -RT Book Reviews

"To Whisper Her Name will grab you and not let go. It's a beautiful, powerful story with unforgettable characters who face the unthinkable with honor while a captivating romance blooms where seeds should never have been scattered." -Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA bestselling author



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"Already a USA TODAY bestseller, this novel draws a fresh thread in this author's historical fiction tapestry. Tamera Alexander's painstaking research into the people, places and times of which she writes is evident on every page and she depicts the famous residents of post-bellum Nashville with great detail and even greater affection." -USA TODAY

From bestselling author Tamera Alexandercomes an exquisite historical novel set against the real history of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee, that explores the struggles of real people of the post-war South and the journeys of a man and a woman scarred by betrayal.

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Hardings' head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.

Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.

As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for fighting against the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again.

"To Whisper Her Name has everything a fine historical novel needs: characters we truly care about, struggles that really matter, splashes of humor to engage us, and period details that bring the past to vibrant life. Ridley and Olivia both arrive with heartaches and disappointments tucked in their traveling bags. Watching them unpack those memories and make room for the Lord's cleansing touch is pure reading pleasure." -Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author

"Alexander writes a beautiful story of love, friendship and finding purpose. The passion the characters have for one another and their dreams will keep readers engaged to the very last word. Book one in the Belle Meade Plantation series reminds readers that their path in life may twist and turn in unexpected ways, but God still has a good plan for their lives." -RT Book Reviews

"To Whisper Her Name will grab you and not let go. It's a beautiful, powerful story with unforgettable characters who face the unthinkable with honor while a captivating romance blooms where seeds should never have been scattered." -Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA bestselling author


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Meet the Author

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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Great Historical Novel
4 stars By Tracy, Jun 01 2018
The Author takes you back in time (1860) to a time when people were struggling of the post war in America. The story includes some accurate historical events, which makes it a great historical novel with detailed characters. The story is wonderfully written and keeps you interested from the beginning and includes a bit of humour, romance, heartache and compassion.
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A lovely read
4 stars By Helen W, May 16 2015
Tamera's writing is just what I love about historical fiction.  The stories are slower, but drawn with such detail that you slip into the past without even realising it.  

There are layers of intrigue woven into this story that also made it compelling to read.  Ridley Cooper is just the kind of arrogant rouge a lady like Olivia Aberdeen should avoid.  But does she? Of course not. We see Olivia grow in confidence and see her tenacity for propriety unshackled and redirected to more daring and exciting endeavours.

I love stories like these where historical events form the backdrop and shape the characters and their world. Olivia and Ridley's romance is a sweet, slow building tale and they are the perfect compliment to each other.  A lovely read.
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3 stars By AL, May 02 2013
Because Tamera is a wonderful author, when this book came out I was expecting it to be better and was a little disappointed with it. 

Now after rereading it, I have found that it is a wonderful book, if you don't judge it against  the other books Tamera wrote. 
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Wonderful!
5 stars By Bee, Mar 31 2013
Tamera Alexander is such a good author, I love reading her books. This book was interesting, exciting, romantic and had a great foundation of Gods love. I own this one and have read it three times. A wonderful book that all Romance buff's should read! :)
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Engaging
5 stars By Meredith Resce, Jan 23 2013
Tamera Alexander has produced another beautiful tale set in the troubled post-civil-war Southern states of America. She looks at the very depth of what it means to have been a traitor to the South during the war, when those choices had been made because of compassion for the slaves. Great story of courage and romance.
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