History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of Tamera Alexander's new series, The Carnton Novels.
the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee,
all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward
Jones. A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the
battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life
will be spared. But a life without his leg, he can't abide. He compels
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston—governess to the McGavock family at the
Carnton mansion—to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate. True
to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the
captain's leg but also his life.
When a fourteen-year-old soldier
dies in Lizzie's arms that night, the boy's final words, whispered with
urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient.
But all she has is the boy's first name. And, as she soon discovers,
there's no record of him ever having enlisted. How can she set out alone
across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge? Even
more, does she dare accept Captain Jones's offer to accompany her? As he
coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie—a
woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.
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 Elizabeth Clouston into a story of
unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.
I loved reading about Lizzie and Captain Roland! Oh and that ending!
live in Tennessee and I try to read books about this particular battle,
whether it's a historical fiction, etc book. I think the author did a
most outstanding job with this book.
There are so many hard
things to read about but is true in our history. You can feel all of the
pain and suffering everyone went through in this book!
*I would like to thank BookLookBloggers for a copy of this book*