Tamera Alexander, author of TO WAGER HER HEART, on tour August/September 2017

Posted By on July 19, 2017

About To Wager Her Heart

Collection: A Belle Meade Plantation Novel

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Zondervan (August 8, 2017)


From #1 CBA Bestselling Author Tamera Alexander

 Impeccable historical research woven with heart-gripping fiction!
With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society’s expectations must work together to achieve their dreams – provided the truth doesn’t tear them apart first.
Seeking justice . . . 
Sylas Rutledge, the new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad, invests everything he has into this venture, partly for the sake of the challenge. But mostly to clear his father’s name. One man holds the key to Sy’s success–General William Giles Harding of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sy Rutledge is beer and bullocks.
Sy needs someone to help him maneuver his way through Nashville’s society, and when he meets Alexandra Jamison, he quickly decides he’s found his tutor. Only, he soon discovers that the very train accident his father is blamed for causing is what killed Alexandra Jamison’s fiancé–and has shattered her world.
Struggling to restore honor . . . 
Spurning an arranged marriage by her father, Alexandra instead pursues her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen’s university in the United States. But family–and Nashville society–do not approve, and she soon finds herself cast out from both.
Through connections with the Harding family, Alexandra and Sy become unlikely allies. And despite her first impressions, Alexandra gradually finds herself coming to respect, and even care for this man. But how can she, when her heart is still spoken for? And when Sy’s roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility and honor?
Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win over the woman he loves. What he doesn’t count on is having to wager her heart to do it.
Set against the real history of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a powerful love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won. It’s Tamera Alexander – impeccable historical research and heart-gripping fiction – at her best! 
“For lovers of historical romance, To Wager Her Heart offers the very best of both history and romance. Tamera Alexander’s well-told story details the early years of Fisk University as a school for freedmen after the Civil War. I was fascinated from beginning to end. This thoroughly enjoyable novel proves why Tamera Alexander is one of the genre’s most beloved authors – and one of my favorites.”
~ Lynn Austin, Bestselling author of Waves of Mercy and Until We Reach Home
 “To Wager Her Heart is a wonderful historical romance with sweet and caring characters who are looking for justice and redemption from the past. Real-life people from history are intertwined throughout the novel, enhancing the plot. Alexander has certainly done her research in this lovely Belle Meade Plantation inspirational romance!”
~RT Book Reviews, four stars!
 “A steadfast heroine, a redemption-seeking hero, and a complex Southern society in post-Civil War America seamlessly combine in Tamera Alexander’s To Wager Her Heart. Fans of Alexander’s Belle Meade Plantation novels will fall in love with this new installment–but the real stars are the depth of research and the masterful attention to setting the perfect historical scene. Honor. Faith. And love . . . this novel’s a journey in them all!”
~Kristy Cambron, Bestselling author of The Illusionist’s Apprentice

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About Tamera Alexander

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers in the 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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Tamera Alexander’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 28th: Reviews from the Heart

Wednesday, August 30th: Splashes of Joy

Friday, September 1st: Books a la Mode – excerpt

Monday, September 4th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, September 5th: Empowermoms

Wednesday, September 6th: Fiction Aficionado

Thursday, September 7th: Read. Eat. Repeat.

Monday, September 11th: Books and Spoons – excerpt

Tuesday, September 12th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Wednesday, September 13th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s BookSpot

Thursday, September 14th: Jathan & Heather

Friday, September 15th: Art @ Home

Monday, September 18th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Wednesday, September 20th: Reading is My SuperPower

Thursday, September 21st: A Night’s Dream of Books

Friday, September 22nd: Just One More Chapter – excerpt

Tuesday, September 26th: Write Read Life

Thursday, September 28th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Sunday, October 1st: A Holland Reads

Friday, October 6th: Laura’s Reviews



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