A New Purpose
Christmas At Carnton by Tamera Alexander is the most delightful Christian historical read to kick off a brand new series. I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
Set in 1863 at the height of the American Civil War, Tamera Alexander has taken facts and woven them into fiction, making a wonderful heart warming story. War hurts everyone. No one is left unscathed. The war is fought in the home and on the battlefield. The men endure the fighting. The women endure the pain. Everyone suffers.
Not all scars are visible. Some are hidden but need to be faced and life adjusted accordingly.
The women were tough mentally. They fought to keep up morale, raising funds for the soldiers. Ladies aid groups were formed. It gave a focus for the women who had lost so much.
Blessings And Burdens
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander is a perfectly wonderful Christian historical romance. It is the third book in the Belle Meade Plantation series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Tamera Alexander brings history to life as fact and fiction collide within the novel. Set in 1871 just a few years after the ending of the American Civil War, the novel focuses on the plight of the freedmen being educated at Fisk University. Prejudice and persecution due to ignorance still festered within society. White men and women realising that education was the key to freedom, set about providing classes for the former slaves – from very young to very old there was a passion to learn. They met with resistance at times but persevered, knowing we are all created in God’s image.