With This Pledge

  • Title: With This Pledge
  • Author: Tamera Alexander
  • ISBN: 0718081838
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • With This Pledge History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full length installment of Tamera Alexander s new series The Carnton Novels On the night of November a brutal battle in Franklin Tennessee
    History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full length installment of Tamera Alexander s new series, The Carnton Novels.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 se History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full length installment of Tamera Alexander s new series, The Carnton Novels.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 Lizzie Clouston governess to the McGavock family at the Carnton mansion to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate True to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the captain s leg but also his life.When a fourteen year old soldier dies in Lizzie s arms that night, the boy s final words, whispered with urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient But all she has is the boy s first name And, as she soon discovers, there s no record of him ever having enlisted How can she set out alone across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge Even , does she dare accept Captain Jones s offer to accompany her As he coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie a woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves the real life love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 448 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Thomas Nelson More Details ISBN 0718081838 ISBN13 9780718081836 Edition Language English Series Carnton 1 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about With This Pledge, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2019 174 books 535 voters Most Anticipated Inspirational Novels of 2019 83 books 218 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 02, 2019 Hannah rated it it was amazing Shelves owned books, 2019 challenge, 2019 nanoremo, 50 states 2019, a to z 2019, around the world 2019, christmas, doctor or nurse, marathon tbr 201, january shelf 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 layers and was incredibly researched The stories about Carnton makes me want to up and go visit posthaste, and learning that Roland and Lizzie really did fall in love there plus getting to read some bits from their actual 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 layers and was incredibly researched The stories about Carnton makes me want to up and go visit posthaste, and learning that Roland and Lizzie really did fall in love there plus getting to read some bits from their actual correspondence just makes it ten times better.The prose is beautifuland as a red pen gal, I highly appreciated that all the correct spellings were used and all the commas and quote marks were in their proper placesto have perfect editing in a nearly 450 page book made my soul so happy and let me fall into the story without distractions Overall, the book read like the vintage y stories heavily influenced by actual veterans rather than the annoying characters who pop up in some other authors work, showing off 20 20 vision two years before the war ends and overturning convention willy nilly These characters aren t certain how to deal with their changing war and they don t know every single facet of right and wrong They are layered and real and relatable It s very clear that Tamera Alexander immersed herself in the historical world as she did her research.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free reading copy A positive review was not required flag 34 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 28, 2019 Deanne Patterson rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, netgalley jan 2019 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 read this book you will feel something It takes place during the heat of the battle and we are there right along with the author in the thick of things Many of the characters are based on actual people who lived 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 read this book you will feel something It takes place during the heat of the battle and we are there right along with the author in the thick of things Many of the characters are based on actual people who lived during this time period it makes the book very realistic The author does extensive research and the quality of her books show it I have been waiting to read this book for than a year after reading Christmas at Carnton The descriptions are just so realistic, the sights,sounds it s all there for you I look forward to many books by this author.Pub Date 08 Jan 2019 I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Thomas Nelson FICTION through NetGalley Thank you All opinions expressed are my own flag 19 likesLike see review Annette I really enjoyed her previous series that takes place in Belle Meade Plantation so I am glad to hear that this new series is just as good Looking for I really enjoyed her previous series that takes place in Belle Meade Plantation so I am glad to hear that this new series is just as good Looking forward to reading it soon Thanks for your review Jan 29, 2019 09 13AM Serena Deanne, who is your other favorite Civil War author Jan 29, 2019 02 54PM Nov 16, 2018 Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves e book challenge 2018 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 on all the important markers for me that make great Christian fiction.Set during the Civil War, you are thrust into the horrible aftermath of the battle While the author definitely gives you the gritty truth of the se 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 on all the important markers for me that make great Christian fiction.Set during the Civil War, you are thrust into the horrible aftermath of the battle While the author definitely gives you the gritty truth of the settings, she does so in such a way that makes you feel as if you are there I applaud the author for taking the path not many have, in giving us a look at the war between the states from the Confederate veiw point Especially in today s setting of jumping to wipe away anything we don t like from history, we need to remember that people are not perfect and never will be I think this book gave a great message about to veiw those who see differently than us, and how we need to remember the humanity of our opponents.The love story was steadily woven and felt very authentic.I experienced the range of emotions from smiling at the banter and sarcasm, to crying at the heartbreaking scene of loss To me this is a sign of an author who is skilled with words and storytelling This author is just that I have quotes from this book highlighted because I needed this message at this point in my life.I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a read that transports, challenges, and encourages your walk in The Lord.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Carole Jarvis rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 favorites, historical, inspirational, romance, civil war Reviewed at The Power of Words This Pledge is a masterpiece a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover and through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts Through what must have been exhaustive research, Tamera Alexander has fleshed out real life events and characters into a novel that entertains, resonates with the reader, and challenges your thinking With This Pledge ranks among the most Reviewed at The Power of Words This Pledge is a masterpiece a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover and through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts Through what must have been exhaustive research, Tamera Alexander has fleshed out real life events and characters into a novel that entertains, resonates with the reader, and challenges your thinking With This Pledge ranks among the most moving of Alexander s novels and is the first to go on this year s best of the best list Odd how war had a way of leveling life Of making what once seemed so important not quite so significant And in turn, it made what truly mattered people, taking care of one another, life of utmost urgency Set in Franklin, Tennessee, With This Pledge is a story of hope in the midst of tragedy, multilayered in both characters and plot Viewing a devastating battle in the distance from the balcony of the plantation where she works as governess, Lizzie is drawn into the harsh aftermath of war as the home becomes a hospital The atmosphere of tragedy, grief and loss is palpable as is that of strength, courage and sacrifice Through Alexander s exquisite writing, the romance of Roland and Lizzie is a touching bright spot in the midst of turmoil.In a war where North and South both believed God was on their side, where atrocities were committed on both sides, Alexander s writing challenges conventional thinking about the morality of slavery and leaves readers with much to reflect upon And so relevant for us today is the fact that believing in God doesn t prevent asking the timeless question of Where is God in the midst of all this Very highly recommended.I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 11, 2019 Fiction Aficionado rated it really liked it 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 times during the story, and I have nothing but admiration for Lizzie and for the countless women and men who have done as she did throughout the pages of history stepped up to assist with the medical and emotional car 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 times during the story, and I have nothing but admiration for Lizzie and for the countless women and men who have done as she did throughout the pages of history stepped up to assist with the medical and emotional care of wounded soldiers.I love the historical research that goes into Tamera Alexander s novels, and this one is no exception In fact, it was even better, knowing that so much of this story was based on what really did happen at Carnton following the Battle of Franklin even the developing relationship between Captain Jones and Lizzie It also takes a writer of keen insight and sensitivity to set stories in the South during this time period without either demonizing all who fought for the Confederacy or minimizing the injustice and inhumanity of slavery, and I particularly loved the way Captain Jones grappled with his beliefs and practices regarding owning slaves as the story progressed.But beyond its historical aspects, it was the relationships that hooked me into this novel the dedication Lizzie showed towards the wounded soldiers, fighting not just to save their lives but to restore their spirits and fulfil last requests her determination to treat Tempy and George as equals in humanity, if not yet in social status, regardless of what it might cost her and her struggle to keep her promise to Towny, even as she recognised her regard for Captain Jones was moving beyond simple friendship.This is a definite must read for lovers of Civil War fiction, and highly recommended for all other readers besides.I received a copy of this novel from the publisher This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Savanna Kaiser rated it it was amazing 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, nor Lizzie or Roland If you love historical romance, you can not miss this story, or really any of this author s fantastic work With This Pledge is a chilling read at times, but it also brought me to tears tha 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, nor Lizzie or Roland If you love historical romance, you can not miss this story, or really any of this author s fantastic work With This Pledge is a chilling read at times, but it also brought me to tears than once Highly Recommended I received a free copy from the publisher No review, positive or otherwise, was required all opinions are my own flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Rachael rated it it was amazing 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 has written an amazing novel It is definitely a heavy read, but it is incredibly well done flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Jill rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 january1, 2019 reads 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 well developed and have good chemistry I m interested to see where the series goes from here.I received a free review copy from Netgalley flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 launch team arc, 2019 favorites 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 evident as she masterfully tells the story of the residents of Carnton and their care of the injured and dying soldiers in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee towards the end of the American Civil War Romance develops 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 evident as she masterfully tells the story of the residents of Carnton and their care of the injured and dying soldiers in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee towards the end of the American Civil War Romance develops in this unlikely setting as two people seek to find God s purpose and direction amidst the desolation of a battlefield Alexander s lyrical prose fully immerses her reader into the heartwarming love story of Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston This is one of those books that will be on my all time favorites list It is difficult to describe how wonderful this book is, when the historical setting is filled with so much tragedy The characters and their story will invade your thoughts for days after you finish Some of my favorite quotes Real heroes are the one s who do what s right even when no one s looking, and who give up something for someone else even when it costs them dearly Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far difficult than I think it should be Especially for those of us who belong to God But then again, God s promises do not eliminate suffering I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author publisher I was not required to write a review All opinions expressed are my own flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Susan Snodgrass rated it it was amazing Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far 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 powerful story and then the characters populated my dreams and held my mind captive for a long time This is such a book.November 30, 1864 Franklin, Tennessee The Civil War is raging Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston is a gover Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far 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 powerful story and then the characters populated my dreams and held my mind captive for a long time This is such a book.November 30, 1864 Franklin, Tennessee The Civil War is raging Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston is a governess for the McGavocks at their home, Carnton The battle of Franklin begins that day and rages for 8 hours and kills nearly 10,000 men Carnton is immediately turned into a field hospital, so full of men undergoing surgery that they spill onto the lawn and beyond The battlefield is clearly visible from Carnton s windows and it is vicious So vicious that one soldier said, It was as if the devil had full possession of the earth An actual soldier of the battle said this Lizzie is pressed into service as assistant to the doctor and surgeon, administering chloroform as he operates and tending to the wounded and dying Her heart is breaking at the atrocities she sees One soldier, Captain Roland Jones, insists she stand up for him while he is under anesthesia and not let the doctor amputate his leg, even if it means he ll never have use of it again Lizzie hates slavery, even though she lives in the south and works for a slave owner Roland is himself a slave owner She is convinced that the south will lose and she hopes for this to happen so that all men may be free But Lizzie is not vocal about her feelings and this begins to bother her greatly This book is based on historical fact There was a real battle of Franklin, as there is still a real Carnton plantation Almost every character in her story was an actual person Tamera Alexander s research is impeccable and she makes this dreadful time come alive for her readers I studied the Civil War in school and have read numerous books that dealt with the subject or set in the time period, but she completely brought it home fully to me The Battle of Franklin has been called the bloodiest battle of the Civil War Numerous Confederate generals met their death in this battle and it was said that a person could walk across the battlefield and not touch the ground because there were so many dead As a history lover, this book was eye opening to me It also made me reach out and do some research of my own.Alexander s descriptions are so vivid, the reader feels as if they are transported back in time, standing right there in the middle of the scene where life and death hangs in the balance for these wounded soldiers I felt as if I were in those rooms at Carnton where the blood was spattered along the walls, men lay dying and begging for relief Our hearts hurt as they cry out for someone to let their loved ones know what happened to them This actually happened This part is not fiction The feelings that Alexander conveys are so visceral that the reader gasps at the savagery of it all I wept through many passages And all through the book, her spiritual theme shines through Tamera Alexander manages to include her readers in everything she writes not just this book, but her others as well There is such a depth to her writing that it s no wonder I carried these characters with me long after finishing the book And that they invaded my dreams This was one of the most powerful and outstanding books I ve ever read I highly recommend this Not to be missed I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Melanie rated it it was amazing Shelves review books, netgalley read 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 romance was good and knowing that it was based on a true life romance made me love it even.All in all, With This Pledge was a stellar historical read I loved it and recommend it to fans of the genre I cannot wait to 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 romance was good and knowing that it was based on a true life romance made me love it even.All in all, With This Pledge was a stellar historical read I loved it and recommend it to fans of the genre I cannot wait to read the next book Disclosure of Material Connection I received one or of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention review it on my blog I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Rebecca rated it it was amazing 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 Governess Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston s job quickly detoured from teaching students the basics of education to assisting a field doctor with the grizzly task of removing limbs and suturing indescribable wounds the McGavock s 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 Governess Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston s job quickly detoured from teaching students the basics of education to assisting a field doctor with the grizzly task of removing limbs and suturing indescribable wounds the McGavock s fine home being populated with dozens of wounded soldiers.Among those brought to the estate for surgery is Captain Roland Jones, who with Lizzie s perseverance, convinces the army surgeon to save both of his legs, paving the way for a painstakingly slow road to recovery In the meantime, their hearts begin to travel the path of attraction, only to be reminded that Lizzie is already betrothed to another and the dear captain remains convinced that owning one s fellow man is perfectly humane It s an impasse that seems impossibly improbable to span Freedom Choices Promises In the author s own words, these three themes run with vivid undercurrent through this story, just as they continue to run through our still too divided country Rich in character and resonating with the depth of history, With This Pledge is a story that offers a lasting tribute to those who fought to the death and to those who lived to make a difference flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 April Schlee rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 read, christian historical fiction, kindle 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 Clouston is a governess for Colonel and Mrs McGavock at Carnton when the Battle of Franklin brings the Civil War to their doorstep Miss Clouston is against slavery, but is not in a position to be open about her feelings 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 Clouston is a governess for Colonel and Mrs McGavock at Carnton when the Battle of Franklin brings the Civil War to their doorstep Miss Clouston is against slavery, but is not in a position to be open about her feelings As someone employed by a supporter of slavery, she must keep her feelings hidden because to do otherwise would mean breaking the law As a result of the battle, Carnton is turned into a Confederate hospital It is during this process that we meet Captain Roland James Ward Captain Ward, who is facing amputation of his leg, persists until Miss Clouston agrees, that she fight for him to keep his leg during surgery As the novel progresses, and Miss Clouston and Captain Ward get to know each other, we find these two developing feelings of than just friendship Two things stand in the way though Miss Clouston s betrothal to her lifelong friend Towny and Captain Ward s belief that slavery is okay.I could not stop reading this novel to find out what happened between Miss Clouston and Captain Ward, both romantically and how their being on opposite sides would be resolved As always, Ms Alexander wove a beautiful story about not only love, but also understanding and compassion We see Captain Ward come to terms with things about himself, as does Miss Clouston, and ultimately they realize that the most important thing in their lives is relying on the Lord I absolutely loved this book The Civil War was a time in our nation s history that we can still learn valuable lessons from and weaving these lessons with a beautiful story based on actual people is a wonderful way to drive home the lessons we can all use a reminder of I cannot wait to read the next books in this series I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson thought NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Karen R rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 reading challenge 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 its aftermath I have to admit that many of my preconceived ideas of the Civil War have been challenged by authors like this one, showing how complex the issues were, and that there were good and bad men on both si 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 its aftermath I have to admit that many of my preconceived ideas of the Civil War have been challenged by authors like this one, showing how complex the issues were, and that there were good and bad men on both sides It was an awful war though, and one that took some of my family members I ve learned, one dying at Andersonville prison The horrors of war are described enough to get a feel for the setting, but the focus is on the people who lived through it A very good read One that will make you think, and feel I shed a few tears along the way 5 flag 13 likesLike see review Emilee Great review Feb 02, 2019 05 46AM Karen R Emilee wrote Great review Thanks 21 hours, 45 min ago Jan 19, 2019 Georgianne rated it it was amazing 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 flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Tressa Wishful Endings rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 jan, 2019, christian, historical fiction, romance 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 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 impacts the soldiers they house while also greatly impacting their own lives This is one beautifully written romance that will steal your heart and inspire.Alexander never disappoints Her historical details and charact 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 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 impacts the soldiers they house while also greatly impacting their own lives This is one beautifully written romance that will steal your heart and inspire.Alexander never disappoints Her historical details and characters always tug on the heart, bring out all the feels, and leave you with a perfectly satisfying ending The beginning of this story starts off quite intense I didn t really take my first breath until 40 pages in or so, if even then I was immediately pulled in and was also easily invested in these characters who were so well drawn Lizzie has a quiet reserve about her, while also having such inner strength as she serves the soldiers and then begins to push forward her own beliefs I admired her in so many ways Roland is a character that quickly captured my heart as he deals with his losses and shows his strength I loved the dialogue between these two and how their relationship grows and continues through letters I also loved the other characters who so uniquely played their roles The children were precious, and I especially loved Tempy I appreciated how well the author describes the fight and war, and then weaves these characters and the romance through it The inspirational elements were spot on as well This was a perfectly written story and I m looking forward to the following books in the series.In the end, was it what I wished for I loved this story from beginning to end Highly recommended Content Some violence and gore due to the setting, but clean.Source I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through JustRead Tours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Rachael rated it it was amazing Shelves christian historical I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even 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 story, which feels like a tale of fiction it s so beautiful and well written I was impressed by the strength and faith of Lizzie and the McGavocks, their generosity to those in need, and their honor in their dealings I love it when stories are based on history, and this one is even 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 story, which feels like a tale of fiction it s so beautiful and well written I was impressed by the strength and faith of Lizzie and the McGavocks, their generosity to those in need, and their honor in their dealings.One thing, the story is bloody How can it not be when in five hours nearly 2,000 Confederates were killed and another 5,000 gravely wounded But if you ve read Lynn Austin s Fire by Night or Jocelyn Green s Wedded to War, this is similar in depth of surgical detail, but from the unique perspective of a household that was given little say in becoming a hospital and yet gave freely and generously anyway One of the most fascinating things about this story as with the most well written stories about the Civil War is the moral dilemmas presented in it The things that, viewed from a distance, seem black and white, yet when up close and personal, are heart breakingly gray We think of slave owners as evil, yet as Roland points out, he was taught to love the Lord by men who owned slaves Did that make him, his father, and his grandfather evil, in spite of their otherwise upright natures We rejoice because the battle of Franklin heralded the end of the war, and the end of slavery both good things yet what a cost all those boys mowed down in an open field Brothers, fathers, husbands, sons saved and unsaved, morally upright or plain evil None had a chance.It reminds me of the last few chapters of the book of Judges not so much because it, too, is essentially a civil war, but because for so long, men ignored what God says is right and instead did what was right in their own eyes And when we do that, soon there is no good solution any Wrongs are committed to right the original wrong in hopes that the ends justify the means, but ultimately, everyone loses I think on that, the widows of both the North and the South would agree, as would the orphans, and the childless mothers.In case you hadn t figured it out, it s quite the thought provoking story extremely well written, heart wrenching yet inspiring at the same time.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 08, 2019 Kelly Bridgewater rated it really liked it 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 the horrific situations surrounding their daily lives The research to write this astounding story astounds even the truest reader, allowing them to forget they are reading a story based on true facts with a 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 the horrific situations surrounding their daily lives The research to write this astounding story astounds even the truest reader, allowing them to forget they are reading a story based on true facts with a good amount of fiction thrown in to top off the story The romance grew naturally even through all the blood pouring and injured soldiers everywhere Even though the story was masterfully written, for me, there were moments that didn t capture my attention Nothing was happening, so I lost interest and read faster to find another scene to spark my interest back in the story Overall, Alexander s With This Pledge is a wonderful attention to historical romance and a delight for fans of the Civil War genre.I received a complimentary copy of Tamera Alexander s With This Pledge, but the opinions stated are all my own flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Dana Michael rated it it was amazing 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, however, was heart wrenching This book deals with war In fact, one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war She has taken well researched historical facts and wove a tale that allows the reader a glimpse into 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, however, was heart wrenching This book deals with war In fact, one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war She has taken well researched historical facts and wove a tale that allows the reader a glimpse into that horrible battle I found myself crying several times throughout the book With that said, however, I also felt sprouts of hope, and love instead of total despair The characters were all well developed and since it was about actual people, I felt the author portrayed them in ways that showed their human nature I felt I was actually there with them at Carnton Plantation feeling their pain and love It ends beautifully Great job Mrs Alexander I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers I was not obligated to leave a review This is my honest opinion flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Melissa rated it it was amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 one tour guide said Roland Ward Jones and Lizzie Clouston simply come alive in the pages of this book The Battle of Franklin, the backdrop of this novel, was brutal and devastating to the Confederacy As I read the cha 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 one tour guide said Roland Ward Jones and Lizzie Clouston simply come alive in the pages of this book The Battle of Franklin, the backdrop of this novel, was brutal and devastating to the Confederacy As I read the chapters where so many brave men died within the walls of Carnton, I felt like I was in the rooms with them I felt Lizzie s nerves as she assisted Dr Phillips in countless amputations I could see the blood on the walls and seeping in the carpet I could hear the groans of the men I felt the courage and stubbornness Roland had as he fought to keep his leg attached to his body I felt deep sorrow for Roland as he shared about losing his beloved Susan Weet and their daughter Lena I could feel the confusion of the McGavock children, Hattie and Winder And I admired the selflessness of Colonel and Carrie McGavock in all they gave for the hurting soldiers that came to their doorstep I cried and shuddered as Lizzie visited the battlefield s aftermath So many lives lost Husbands, fathers, brothers, friends Yes, this was a dark time in history but it is worth reading about so Lizzie s prayer comes true help us not forget, Lord As the book moves on beyond the November 30, 1864, I started to feel hope Soldiers were mending, albeit slowly And Roland and Lizzie fall sweetly in love This book is truly unforgettable The fact that the vast majority of the people within these pages actually lived and walked the halls of Carnton is so amazing to me The real letters from Roland, Lizzie, Susan, Captain Pleasant Hope and gave such insight to the people who lived and loved during this time in history There are so many lessons to be learned as you read this book Trust me, you don t want to miss this story of trial and sorrow, yes But eventually, it is a story of hope and love all because of the faithfulness of Jesus I ll end this long review with one of my favorite quotes there are so many to choose from Sometimes, she continued, staring into the fire, life on this side of the veil is far difficult than I think it should be Especially for those of us who belong to God But then again, his promises do not eliminate suffering No, they do not, he said softly And yet, with all my heart, she continued, I trust that God knows best A slow, almost sad smile turned her mouth Even in those moments when I m fairly certain I might know better You don t want to miss With This Pledge that releases tomorrow flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Linda Smith rated it it was amazing When 1864Where Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TNMain characters Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate ArmyWeary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a makeshift hospital Lizzie finds herself drafted into service assisting the surgeon who finds himself surrounded by soldiers in various stages of medical emergencies Lizzie finds herself not only getting a crash course in nu When 1864Where Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TNMain characters Elizabeth Lizzie Clouston, governess for the McGavock Family Roland Ward Jones, captain in Confederate ArmyWeary Confederate soldiers take over the McGavock home following a battle and convert it into a makeshift hospital Lizzie finds herself drafted into service assisting the surgeon who finds himself surrounded by soldiers in various stages of medical emergencies Lizzie finds herself not only getting a crash course in nursing but also comforting dying soldiers with gentle words during their last moments It s during this time that she meets a severely wounded Captain Roland Jones.Over a span of time, the couple find themselves drawn to one another There are obstacles to overcome Lizzie privately abhors slavery, something that the captain is fighting to maintain There are relationships that could come between the couple as well Lizzie is strong willed, feels somewhat limited as to her role in society due to her gender and has an equally strong faith Roland has experienced a tragedy causing him to become bitter This is top caliber historical fiction Based upon a real place and people who actually lived with the exception of two makes this an even compelling novel The author meticulously researched facts for this book using letters, documents and interviews with descendants.A website TameraAlexander has been created where one click on the With This Pledge link will lead readers to info about the people who inhabit this lovely, but sometimes gritty read due to the horrors of Civil War combat.This novel to use a cliche but in this case, very appropriate phrase is a celebration of the human spirit, faith and its power to overcome in spite of incredible odds flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Liz rated it it was amazing 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 it Knowing Lizzie s and Roland s romance was based on historical letters and documents made it all the touching It s moved me to plan a trip to the Nashville area to experience it for myself.By the Battle of 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 it Knowing Lizzie s and Roland s romance was based on historical letters and documents made it all the touching It s moved me to plan a trip to the Nashville area to experience it for myself.By the Battle of Franklin in late 1864, the war is nearly at its end the Confederacy is physically and financially all but broken, and the last few battles in Tennessee will make that evident Lizzie Clouston, a governess turned surgical nurse at the Carnton estate, now field hospital, connects deeply with the men she labors to save Captain Roland Ward Jones is the most severely wounded soldier to survive, and their relationship is the backbone of this book The social fabric rent by the war comes between them, as Lizzie secretly favors the abolitionists, while Roland is a Mississippi slave owner Change was happening It simply wasn t happening fast enough for her The only change he wanted to see was being able to walk again the inevitable political changes were abhorrent to him, and he couldn t imagine life on his grandfather s plantation without slave labor.Another theme of this book is promises Lizzie goes to great lengths to keep a promise she made to a dying boy who feels responsible for his mother and siblings And because of her promise to speak up for him, she withstands the surgeon who feels Roland s leg needs to be amputated to save his life She is also bound by a promise to marry her childhood friend, Towny, even though they are not the same people by war s end These pledges will shape the rest of her life.This book had my heart alternately racing and aching The supporting characters are interesting, and I look forward to reading of their stories in future books Alexander s careful research and deft knitting together of faith and facts makes for an enthralling story a true keeper in my library If you are looking for a seriously crafted historical novel, this could just be your favorite find in 2019 flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Chesney rated it really liked it 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 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 wasn t fiction Once my brain processed that, I had a hard time putting it down I cried the last quarter of the book It was like I personally knew these soldiers I loved this one and can t wait for the next in the s 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 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 wasn t fiction Once my brain processed that, I had a hard time putting it down I cried the last quarter of the book It was like I personally knew these soldiers I loved this one and can t wait for the next in the series Well done Tamera flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Shawn Armstrong rated it it was amazing 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 part of history Their strength that came only from God was truly remarkable with the devastating sorrows they all endured May we learn from our history that it not be repeated, but that God will give us a portion of h 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 part of history Their strength that came only from God was truly remarkable with the devastating sorrows they all endured May we learn from our history that it not be repeated, but that God will give us a portion of his infinite love so we can love all of our brothers and sisters without prejudice flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Julie Childs rated it it was amazing 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 and how she cares for them I found myself laughing out loud and crying all within the same chapter I couldn t put this book down This is a little heavier than other books, but you won t be disappointed after rea 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 and how she cares for them I found myself laughing out loud and crying all within the same chapter I couldn t put this book down This is a little heavier than other books, but you won t be disappointed after reading it The characters come alive and the writing and building of the characters and setting are beautifully done flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Jeanne Alfveby crea rated it it was amazing 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, and visited several of the other sites mentioned in the book Tamera Alexander has once again proven her impeccable research and talented storytelling ability The Battle of Franklin brought all the horrors of the 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, and visited several of the other sites mentioned in the book Tamera Alexander has once again proven her impeccable research and talented storytelling ability The Battle of Franklin brought all the horrors of the civil war to the very doorstep of Carnton Plantation The story begins on the very day of the battle and takes place mostly in the aftermath of the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee With This Pledge is part true gritty war story, part true love story, and filled with many tender moments I especially enjoyed the courageous heroine, the wounded hero, the wounded soldiers, the Catholic sisters who came to help them care for the them, former slaves Tempy and George, and the family who owned Carnton, whose very lives changed when the battle was fought on their doorstep, and how they opened their home to care for the wounded It was a pleasant surprise to see Charles Dicken s A Christmas Carol make an appearance as a story read to the children and the recovering soldiers This story is also a spiritual journey from devastation to hope, and status quo to change Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and Tamera Alexander is one of the best I highly recommend With This Pledge I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Hulah rated it it was amazing 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 nurse and her patient during this brutal time in history It brought me to tears than once Tamera Alexandra does her homework Excellent book I received a complementary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson th 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 nurse and her patient during this brutal time in history It brought me to tears than once Tamera Alexandra does her homework Excellent book I received a complementary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Net Galley, all opinions are my own WithThisPledge NetGalley flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 CoffeeBreakBooks rated it it was amazing review of another edition Tamera Alexander has done a stellar job of weaving a tale which is a tribute to the lives and actions of real Carnton Plantation inhabitants during the later days of the Civil War As one who appreciates history and genealogy, having done much research nearby, I was very pleased by the depth of her research, as presented in the unfolding story I could feel the rumble of artillery and gunfire in the Battle of Franklin, and I also later felt I was standing in the rooms at Carnton, filled with the Tamera Alexander has done a stellar job of weaving a tale which is a tribute to the lives and actions of real Carnton Plantation inhabitants during the later days of the Civil War As one who appreciates history and genealogy, having done much research nearby, I was very pleased by the depth of her research, as presented in the unfolding story I could feel the rumble of artillery and gunfire in the Battle of Franklin, and I also later felt I was standing in the rooms at Carnton, filled with the injured The descriptions made the story come alive, particularly as we followed Lizzie s interactions with Roland and the other wounded soldiers One felt the gamut of emotions through the story, heartache, compassion, and hope With This Pledge is another difficult to put down book from this author I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Shelia Stovall rated it it was amazing I m a librarian and it was very exciting to receive an Advanced Reader s Copy This book is much than a romance novel and should be savored and contemplated It s a riveting story written with compassion and it s obvious the author developed an emotional connection to the characters as she completed her research The story weaves around those who lived at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee during the Battle of Franklin November 30, 1864 and the days that followed.The hero and heroi I m a librarian and it was very exciting to receive an Advanced Reader s Copy This book is much than a romance novel and should be savored and contemplated It s a riveting story written with compassion and it s obvious the author developed an emotional connection to the characters as she completed her research The story weaves around those who lived at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee during the Battle of Franklin November 30, 1864 and the days that followed.The hero and heroine have a depth of character and I also appreciated the complex relationships between all the characters in the story which included the plantation owners, their children, the slaves, the nuns, and the soldiers Lizzie is a governess to the McGavock children, and her best attributes are her kindness, intelligence, strength, and quiet beauty Roland is handsome, honorable, but he is a slave owner, something Lizzie abhors, and he s stubborn.The novel immediately drew me in as Lizzie witnesses thousands of Federal troops gathered around the neighbor s home, then, In the distance, no than two miles away, a massive sea of butternut and gray moved steadily forward The author captures the drama and chaos of the moment with her words as Carnton Plantation is turned into a makeshift hospital When Lizzie is asked to administer chloroform before the surgeon operates, she does what is asked of her, and she makes an immediate, intimate connection with each of her patients as she offers compassion, tenderness and shows tremendous courage and inner strength She suspects that her face is the last one many of her patients will ever see It s with great difficulty she keeps the promises made to her patients.There are scenes that are heartbreaking, and I am grateful the author focused most of her attention and story line on the soldiers who lived and their recovery to health Though it seems an impossible task, to write about such a horrific event and leave the reader feeling uplifted, Tamara Alexander manages to do so I felt hopeful for a better and happy future when I finished the story.The book is well researched, and it s obvious the author has a love of history and place Pay close attention to the letters as they are beautifully written and be sure to read the Afterward I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys history and romance I can t wait to visit Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing The opening scenes of With This Pledge show an ordinary day, a governess teaching her students in their home This home is Carnton located in Tennessee during the Civil War This day turns out not to be so ordinary when the day turns dark as the war erupts all around the plantation and the wounded begin coming into the home.This story at times can be hard to read and I can t even imagine how hard it would have been to live during that time, to be that up close and personal with the war, the terr The opening scenes of With This Pledge show an ordinary day, a governess teaching her students in their home This home is Carnton located in Tennessee during the Civil War This day turns out not to be so ordinary when the day turns dark as the war erupts all around the plantation and the wounded begin coming into the home.This story at times can be hard to read and I can t even imagine how hard it would have been to live during that time, to be that up close and personal with the war, the terribly wounded, and the casualties all around These were people and parts of them were being amputated in mass quantity to try to save their lives Again this is not a light read and the author puts us right there in the organized chaos and feeling the emotions that Lizzie is experiencing and showing us through her eyes the calamity that has occurred.I really liked Lizzie s character and the strength she uses to stand up under such horrible pressure to be the hope and defender of these Confederate men, while still showing herself true to her beliefs that slavery is wrong and that the North will win Enter very injured in body, yet strong in spirit Captain Roland Ward Jones who knows without a doubt he is going to live He has already tasted of very personal tragedy and this war he fought was what he thought was best for his country I enjoyed the friendship that bloomed between these two and eventually the love that became unshakable I knew little of this battle where the South experienced such great loss and I was intrigued that this story was about real life folks and we get to glimpse some of the letters that were written I appreciate the author s great care and research that brought these characters and their stories back to life again.I received a copy of this novel from the publisher I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my owntps pausefortales 20 flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Books by Tamera Alexander More Trivia About With This Pledge No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now 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    1. Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers in the inspirational historical fiction genre She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award winning novels.


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    1. 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 layers and was incredibly researched The stories about Carnton makes me want to up and go visit posthaste, and learning that Roland and Lizzie really did fall in love there plus getting to read some bits from their actual Well, t [...]

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    2. 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 read this book you will feel something It takes place during the heat of the battle and we are there right along with the author in the thick of things Many of the characters are based on actual people who lived This book i [...]

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    3. 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 on all the important markers for me that make great Christian fiction.Set during the Civil War, you are thrust into the horrible aftermath of the battle While the author definitely gives you the gritty truth of the se [...]

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    4. Reviewed at The Power of Words This Pledge is a masterpiece a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover and through its complexity, and it forever lingers in your thoughts Through what must have been exhaustive research, Tamera Alexander has fleshed out real life events and characters into a novel that entertains, resonates with the reader, and challenges your thinking With This Pledge ranks among the most Reviewed at The Power of Words This Ple [...]

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    5. 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 times during the story, and I have nothing but admiration for Lizzie and for the countless women and men who have done as she did throughout the pages of history stepped up to assist with the medical and emotional car T [...]

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    6. 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, nor Lizzie or Roland If you love historical romance, you can not miss this story, or really any of this author s fantastic work With This Pledge is a chilling read at times, but it also brought me to tears tha Once I sta [...]

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    7. 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 has written an amazing novel It is definitely a heavy read, but it is incredibly well done.

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