To Whisper Her Name

To Whisper Her Name

Belle Meade Plantation Series, Book 1

eBook - 2012
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Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia's late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Caring for an ill Aunt Elizabeth, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a southern-born son who ---unbeknownst to her and everyone else ---fought for the Union. Determined to learn 'the gift' that Belle Meade's head horse trainer, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him while harboring secrets that threaten his life. As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for 'betraying' the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again... Set within the remarkable history of Nashville's historic...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780310413134

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kraandre
Apr 28, 2019

I loved this book- I was a bit apprehensive about the Civil War period because it makes me sad in general, but the story was well done and really interesting to me. Sweet love story and enjoyable read.

bibliosara Mar 28, 2019

This is my first novel by renowned Christian historical fiction author Tamera Alexander. I am so glad that I started the series, and equally as glad that I own them! Alexander is a fantastic author who can easily create a multi-layered, realistic, and involving world in the pages of a book. Her style is compelling, the characters complex and heartfelt, and the plot is just the right amount of complicated. In "To Whisper Her Name", we are not only introduced to our heroine, Olivia, but also to the post-antebellum South immediately following the Civil War. Olivia finds herself in an awkward position as the hired companion to her mother's friend. Alone after her husband's gruesome death, she is reluctantly welcomed into a prestigious Harding family's home. As she searches for her calling, she finds herself crossing paths with the mysterious Riley Adam Cooper – who isn't quite what he seems, and has a weighted past of his own. In the inflammatory post-Civil War South, Alexander brings to life a horse farm (with stunning descriptions of horse gentling!), an intimately written cast of characters with complicated pasts, and the power of God's Grace. I can't think of a thing I didn't like about this book!

barigsoy Sep 04, 2017

This is a great read. The characters are wonderful, the romance is very real, and the story is touching. The author has clearly put a lot of time into making the story historically accurate. I would definitely recommend this book if you like historical fiction.

JanetteP Jun 04, 2014

An excellent read! Couldn't put it down. Great,captivating characters

LadySugar Oct 23, 2013

EPIC book!!

This was a beautiful and convincing love story. I like how the author writes passionate stories of hope and restoration. I enjoyed this one..many times i felt like i was actually there, experiencing what the characters were facing and being close to the romance it was tasteful and tangible. It was well written, well read.

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mollyangel1712
Jul 12, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The roguish humor of the ranch foreman and the proper southern lady made me laugh out loud.

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windydairy
Mar 05, 2013

just loved this book once i got into it.very captivating

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LadySugar Oct 23, 2013

return To Nashville historical Belle Meade Plantation which is the setting of this Epic book.

Go on an emotional journey of restoration with a destitute widow, Oliva Aberdeen who wants to begin again after the scandal of a her husband came to light. She meets the dashing but brazen Ridley cooper and tries to deny her feelings for him due to fear. Ridely and Olivia are challenged to work out the challenges they face in the south but most of all work out the pattering of their hearts.

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