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With this Pledge

(2019)
(The first book in the Carnton series)
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From the pages of history and 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.

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 fiance 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.

This historical novel is a standalone, though it can be read as part of Tamera Alexander's series, the Carnton Novels.
Prequel novella: Christmas at Carnton
Book one: With This Pledge
Book two:coming in 2020

Book length: approximately 132,000 words. Includes a reading group guide, recipes, and notes from the author.

"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 author

"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

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: With this Pledge (The Carnton Series)
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 0-7180-8185-4 / 978-0-7180-8185-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: With This Pledge: Carnton (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 1-64358-086-8 / 978-1-64358-086-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Christian Series Level I (24)
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: With this Pledge (The Carnton Series)
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 0-7180-8183-8 / 978-0-7180-8183-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: With This Pledge
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 1-978621-34-5 / 978-1-978621-34-3
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: With this Pledge (The Carnton Series)
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 1-978621-35-3 / 978-1-978621-35-0
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: With this Pledge
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
ISBN: 1-978621-33-7 / 978-1-978621-33-6
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: With This Pledge: The Carnton Series, Book 1
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: With This Pledge: The Carnton Series, Book 1
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: With This Pledge: The Carnton Series, Book 1
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: With This Pledge: The Carnton Series, Book 1
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: With this Pledge (The Carnton Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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