With This Pledge

With This Pledge Review

On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward Jones. A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life will be spared. But a life without his leg, he can't abide. He compels Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston—governess to the McGavock family at the Carnton mansion—to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate. True to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the captain's leg but also his life.

When a fourteen-year-old soldier dies in Lizzie's arms that night, the boy's final words, whispered with urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient. But all she has is the boy's first name. And, as she soon discovers, there's no record of him ever having enlisted. How can she set out alone across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge? Even more, does she dare accept Captain Jones's offer to accompany her? As he coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie—a woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.

Title:With This Pledge
Edition Language:English

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  • Hannah

    Well, that was excellent and a work of art! It’s so hard to find modern Civil War era fiction that’s layered and conflicted rather than being a “black and white us vs them” (in the sense of mo...

  • Deanne Patterson

    This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!! When I think of Civil War fiction I have two favorite authors that I believe nail it and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I read historical fiction because it fascinat...

  • Nicole

    Oh, to try to put into words how good this book is.I am sitting here three days after I finished it, still not able to pick up my next book because I want to keep this story in my mind!If you noticed ...

  • Karen R

    A real love story in the midst of the carnage of war, well researched and with compelling writing that pulls you into the lives of the people. It is definitely a character driven story, taking place m...

  • Staci

    I love reading historical fiction based upon factual events. Many of the main characters and events were based upon 1864 Franklin, Tennessee. Carnton became a hospital following a huge battle.I loved ...

  • Carole Jarvis

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2HsixUCWith This Pledge is a masterpiece – a literary work of art that, like an intricate painting, engages your senses as you discover more and more t...

  • Fiction Aficionado

    The first book in Tamera Alexander’s new series is a thoroughly engaging read from first page to last and brings home both the personal and collective cost of war. I became almost as attached to som...

  • Savanna Kaiser

    Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. The chapters flew by without notice. The story grabbed my heart and stole my breath away. Even now, I keep thinking about it. The Civil War and...

  • Rachael

    This is a spectacular read by Tamera Alexander! The history packed into this novel is amazing. She pulls the reader into the story by using all senses! The scenes are set incredibly well, the characte...

  • Jill

    I really enjoyed this Civil War era romance. I loved the setting and the sweeping plot. All of the story takes place at the Carnton plantation which is turned into a hospital. I should give a warning ...