With This Pledge

With This Pledge

On 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 "Lizzi On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly k...

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Title:With This Pledge
Author:Tamera Alexander
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0718081838
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

With This Pledge Reviews

  • April
    Dec 30, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

  • Carole Jarvis
    Jan 25, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    Jan 14, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

  • Jill
    Jan 10, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

  • Hulah
    Dec 20, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

    Having visited Carnton several times, this book brought it to life for me. I could feel every emotion the family and the soldiers went through as if I was there with them! Tamera?s writing is so vivid and beautiful that you truly grow to love those who lived through this horrible par...

    I grew up in Franklin, right down the street from Canton Plantation. So I grew up hearing, and reading, stories from the Battle of Franklin. This book has such a different view point of the battle and the days following it. You follow Lizzie, while she meets different injured soldiers ...

    I always pre-order Tamera's books and this one is my favorite! I just finished With This Pledge, and as I sit here thinking about this amazing story, I'm trying to figure out how to put the experience into words. I've been to Franklin several times, and toured Carnton Plantation twice,...

    I have long been a fan of the Tamara Alexander having read all her works. I have to say, With This Pledge is her finest yet! The history of the battle at Carnton in Franklin Tennessee pours off the pages in this beautifully told love story that transpired between a governess (turned nu...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Feb 17, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

  • Melanie
    Jan 10, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Dec 02, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

  • Rebecca
    Jan 22, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

  • Staci
    Feb 10, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

  • Jeanne Alfveby crea
    Dec 10, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

    Having visited Carnton several times, this book brought it to life for me. I could feel every emotion the family and the soldiers went through as if I was there with them! Tamera?s writing is so vivid and beautiful that you truly grow to love those who lived through this horrible par...

    I grew up in Franklin, right down the street from Canton Plantation. So I grew up hearing, and reading, stories from the Battle of Franklin. This book has such a different view point of the battle and the days following it. You follow Lizzie, while she meets different injured soldiers ...

    I always pre-order Tamera's books and this one is my favorite! I just finished With This Pledge, and as I sit here thinking about this amazing story, I'm trying to figure out how to put the experience into words. I've been to Franklin several times, and toured Carnton Plantation twice,...

  • Hannah
    Jan 02, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

  • Georgianne
    Jan 19, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

  • Chesney
    Jan 13, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

  • Karen R
    Jan 29, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

  • Rachael
    Jan 27, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

  • Rachael
    Dec 29, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

  • Melissa
    Jan 07, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

  • Shawn Armstrong
    Jan 07, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

    Having visited Carnton several times, this book brought it to life for me. I could feel every emotion the family and the soldiers went through as if I was there with them! Tamera?s writing is so vivid and beautiful that you truly grow to love those who lived through this horrible par...

  • Savanna Kaiser
    Jan 08, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

  • Liz
    Jan 20, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

  • Julie Childs
    Dec 23, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

    Having visited Carnton several times, this book brought it to life for me. I could feel every emotion the family and the soldiers went through as if I was there with them! Tamera?s writing is so vivid and beautiful that you truly grow to love those who lived through this horrible par...

    I grew up in Franklin, right down the street from Canton Plantation. So I grew up hearing, and reading, stories from the Battle of Franklin. This book has such a different view point of the battle and the days following it. You follow Lizzie, while she meets different injured soldiers ...

  • Dana Michael
    Dec 28, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

    Tamera?s books are always found on my bookshelf and this one is no different. I had the opportunity to tour Carnton last month with Tamera and this story came more to life. It was hard to get into the book at first cause the events are actually real and I had to remember this part wa...

    Having visited Carnton several times, this book brought it to life for me. I could feel every emotion the family and the soldiers went through as if I was there with them! Tamera?s writing is so vivid and beautiful that you truly grow to love those who lived through this horrible par...

    I grew up in Franklin, right down the street from Canton Plantation. So I grew up hearing, and reading, stories from the Battle of Franklin. This book has such a different view point of the battle and the days following it. You follow Lizzie, while she meets different injured soldiers ...

    I always pre-order Tamera's books and this one is my favorite! I just finished With This Pledge, and as I sit here thinking about this amazing story, I'm trying to figure out how to put the experience into words. I've been to Franklin several times, and toured Carnton Plantation twice,...

    I have long been a fan of the Tamara Alexander having read all her works. I have to say, With This Pledge is her finest yet! The history of the battle at Carnton in Franklin Tennessee pours off the pages in this beautifully told love story that transpired between a governess (turned nu...

    Wow! I will do my best to convey how much I enjoyed this book. I have loved all of Mrs. Alexander's books. She is an amazing author and her books are so easy to read. I am always left feeling an "aaah" when I finish one. They are gritty at times, romantic and uplifting. This book, howe...

  • Linda Smith
    Jan 10, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Jan 08, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Jan 28, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

  • Susan
    Dec 10, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

  • Fiction Aficionado
    Jan 11, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 12, 2019

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place mainly at Carnton, starting with the Battle of Franklin raging around the estate, and i...

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle. I loved how main character Lizzie read A Christmas Carol aloud to take everyone's mind off...

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUC With This Pledge is a masterpiece ? a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts. Through what must ...

    The first book in Tamera Alexander?s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to some of the soldiers Lizzie tended as she did, even shedding tears with her at various ti...

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and its horrific aftermath are painted with a delicate hand. I won?t forget this book, ...

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characters are written so well, and she really brings this true battle to life. Once again she...

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning that some of the content is gruesome, but it's really well done. The characters are we...

    This lyrical tale set amidst the harsh realities of war will resonate with its readers long after the last page has been read. While Tamera Alexander has been at the top of my favorite author list for years, I believe this is her best book to date. Alexander's impeccable research is ev...

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you can't even bear to pick up another to read. I stayed up late to finish this powerf...

    With This Pledge is the first book in Tamera Alexander's new series, Carnton. It was an emotional read, as it involves war and death. The injuries and surgeries in the story were difficult to read. I found the book believable and appreciated all the historical facts in it. The roman...

    "She's given her pledge, and she's a woman of her word." The ravages of our nation's Civil War had reached the lovely Carnton estate; spreading death and destruction across the rolling hills of Tennessee as far as the eye could see, following the heinous battle of Franklin. Governes...

    This is my first Tamera Alexander book, though I have had her books on my TBR radar for quite some time. I think her covers are beautiful and there is something about southern belles and romances that I can?t get enough of. But yet, I haven?t moved her books up on my TBR list for s...

    I have long been a fan of Tamera Alexander. Her books transport me to the time period and location of the story within the first couple of chapters, and I easily remain there as I read the story. Her latest book, set to be released January 8, 2019, did not disappoint. Elizabeth Clo...

    It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to live through the events of this riveting story. A lot of tragedy, but also some beautiful relationships and an oh so sweet romance. Hard to put this one s down! ...

    WITH THIS PLEDGE is a story of faith and love in the midst of war. Set during the US Civil War where a governess and the family she serves see more than most when they fill in as a hospital for the Confederate army during a fight just a few miles from their doors. The occurrence impact...

    I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even more tied to it than most, being based almost entirely on historic and personal accounts--including love letters--of people at Carnton Plantation during the battle of Franklin and its aftermath, even the primary love sto...

    Tamera Alexander WithThis Pledge rushes readers into the world of Civil War in Carnton outside of Nashville, Tennessee. With robust characters and a horrific setting told in a familiar yet unique way, Alexander creates a sense of urgency for the characters and the readers as they deal...

    With This Pledge is a book that you won?t be able to forget. The people that grace the pages of this book will stick with you. After visiting Carnton several times, I was so excited to learn that Tamera was going to write about the governess and ?the soldier that never left,? as ...

    When: 1864 Where: Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN Main characters: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate Army Weary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a m...

    Any decent book on the Civil War is by nature violent, bloody and sad. But this well-researched novel is not to be missed - I did not want to put it down! I have loved all of Tamera Alexander's books, but this one seems especially intense and tightly woven, and I felt grateful to read ...

    3.75 stars. Grippingly told and fully developed with rich historical details, I found this read compelling and uncomfortable. The description of battlefield surgeries, albeit in a nice mansion setting, was so sad, as was the condition of the battlefield after all the fighting was d...

  • Nicole
    Nov 16, 2018

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It?s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that?s layered and conflicted rather than being a ?black and white us vs them? (in the sense of moral choice, not in sense of skin color) sort of story. This one had layers on top of l...

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinates me and for what I can learn from it. This book is heavy, don't kid yourself if you ...

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is. I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind! If you noticed the five star rating, it is because this is what I love in a book, and it touches ...