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With this Pledge

Label
With this Pledge
Title
With this Pledge
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Tamera Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves real-life love letters into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of the Civil War."Beautifully-drawn characters and rich history in With This Pledge work seamlessly to demonstrate that Christ's love and romantic love can triumph even in our darkest moments." —Lynn Austin, bestselling authorElizabeth "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."Alexander's With This Pledge dusts off the archives and breathes life into the Battle of Franklin: believed to be the most brutal battle in the Civil War. Through Tamera Alexander's indomitable heroine, Lizzie Clouston, who transforms from governess to nurse out of necessity, we find ourselves contemplating our own inner strength should we also be faced with the unthinkable. Tamera Alexander's With This Pledge is not only historical fiction at its finest, but its most compelling." —Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of How the Light Gets In"Tamera Alexander has once again given readers a beautifully written story full of strong characters and tender romance—all while staying true to the actual history of the people and events she describes. From the horrors of war to the hope of blossoming love, Lizzie and Roland's story will live in my heart for a very long time." —Anne Mateer, author of Playing by Heart
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Summary
When her home is converted into a Confederate hospital Lizzie Clouston must be true to her own heart while standing for what she knows is right
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10750064
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DLC
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Alexander, Tamera
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Carnton novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Christian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
With this Pledge
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:42592717-0a6d-42ba-a1aa-857dd6ba6834
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780718081843
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
With this Pledge
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:42592717-0a6d-42ba-a1aa-857dd6ba6834
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780718081843
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
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