With This Pledge Review and Giveaway!!


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander, the first full novel of the Carnton series, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am so excited to share this book with you!



Title: With This Pledge
Series: Carnton, Book 1
Author: Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance

History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of USA TODAY bestselling Tamera Alexander’s new series, The Carnton Novels.

What can a woman—a mere governess—do against the scourge of slavery?

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston’s quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause—but when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home where she is governess is converted into a Confederate field hospital, and Lizzie is called upon to assist the military doctor with surgeries that determine life or death. Faced with the unimaginable, she must summon fortitude, even as she fears for the life of Towny, her fiancé and lifelong friend.

As a young soldier lies dying in Lizzie’s arms, she vows to relay his final words to his mother, but knows little more than the boy’s first name. That same night, decorated Mississippi sharpshooter Captain Roland Ward Jones extracts a different promise from Lizzie: that she intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate his leg.

Lizzie is nothing if not a woman of her word, earning the soldiers’ respect as she tends to the wounded within Carnton’s walls. None is more admiring than Captain Jones, who doesn’t realize she is pledged to another. But as Lizzie’s heart softens toward the Confederate captain, she discovers that his moral ground is at odds with her own. Now torn between love, principles, and promises made, she struggles to be true to her heart while standing for what she knows is right—no matter the cost.

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 Miss Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.

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There is just something about the Civil War Era that I cannot get enough of, as far as reading is concerned, so I jumped at the chance to read Tamera Alexander’s new book. I had high expectations, after all some of my favorite books are from this very time period, and one of my favorite movies for that matter. The cover and synopsis pretty much did it for me, and I knew going in that this would be a book that would take me away. There would be no conversing, no distractions, just me and the pages of this book.

To start, Alexander gives me everything I want and more. The story of how the military can just come in and overtake a house for a hospital, with the current residents helping out as “nurses” just blows my mind. I was hooked into this story line from the very beginning. I found Lizzie to be a fascinating character to read about. She was intelligent, loyal, kind (almost to a fault), and strong. She endured things many women from that time period would not have been able to stomach, and she did so with grace and dignity.

I felt the storyline between her and Captain Jones was refreshing and different then other love stories I have read. Alexander adds slight twists here and there that keep the reader engaged, and eager to keep the pages turning. This may be a long book, but I can tell you that it didn’t take me too long to read it! I appreciate all the time, research, and thought that went into this book. It is evident in the pages that Alexander had a beautiful story to tell, and wanted to do so with integrity. Her attention to detail is spot on, and her descriptions make you feel as if you are right there are Carnton. I cannot wait to see what comes next in this already fantastic series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, including the Christy Award (two-time winner, seven-time finalist), the RITA Award (two-time winner, four-time finalist), the Carol Award, the Maggie Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and Library Journal’s top distinction, among others. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.

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(1) winner will win a release copy of With This Pledge + $10 Amazon Gift Card

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 14, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm January 28, 2019. US only for a print copy of the book. International winners will receive an ebook. Gift card prize will be issued as an e-gift card. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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23 thoughts on “With This Pledge Review and Giveaway!!

  1. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  2. I’m really looking forward to reading this story! Its cover is so pretty and it sounds excellent!

  3. I’ve toured Carnton a couple times and they do talk about Winder and Hattie quite a bit. This book definitely aligns with the history shared when you visit!

  4. Thank you for your review on “With This Pledge” by Tamera Alexander and for being part of the book tour hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

    Love this author’s books and this one sounds sure to please and live up my expectations for Tamera. Definitely on my TBR list and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it. As with all her books, this cover is gorgeous.

  5. Curious what your favorite movie is now? Wonderful review! I’ll be sharing mine in the next few days but I agree that it was a great read and can’t wait to see where she goes next with the series!

    1. One of my favorite movies, and I have quite a few lol, is Gone With the Wind. That time period just captivates me!

  6. Thanks for your wonderful review. Like you, I can’t get enough of the Civil War era, or Tamera’s books for that matter. She never disappoints. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

  7. Looking forward to reading this. Enjoy the stories from the Civil War era. Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. This is a great review. I read the Christmas novella for this series and am wanting to read With this Pledge. I really enjoy Tamera Alexander’s books.

  9. Great review! I have been looking forward to this book ever since I’ve read Christmas at Carnton. Definite must-read 🙂

  10. Lovely review! I’m intrigued about the Civil War era premise. I can’t wait to check it out!

  11. Great review. Yes, for whatever reason the Civil War era is of interest in this household as well. I’m not sure whether it’s because we have romanticized it for so long or because the drama of the time still resonates.

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