With This Pledge

With This Pledge

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 convalesces 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
ISBN:9780718081836
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    With This Pledge Reviews

  • 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...

  • Beth

    With This Pledge is utterly enjoyable and an absorbing historical. Civil War set stories don't always get things right, but Alexander gets a lot right in this one. No caricature-like characters are fo...

  • 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 ...

  • Kav

    There aren't many authors who can drag me into the Civil War era with only a minimum of kicking and screaming and Tamera Alexander is one of them. I'm Irish Canadian so the War Between the States real...

  • 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...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    'Sometimes life on this side of the veil is far more difficult than I think it should be. But then, God promises to not eliminate suffering.' Every so often you read a book, that when you finish, you ...

  • Tamara

    I love reading Tamera Alexander books, and each of them is written with a graciousness that I especially noticed in this particular book. The writing is inviting right from the first page, and it is s...

  • Loraine

    Focusing on the Battle of Franklin fought at Franklin, Tennessee during the Civil War, this battle was one of the most devastating in the numbers of Confederate deaths and the battle that began the en...

  • 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...