With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society’s expectations must work together to achieve their dreams—provided the truth doesn’t tear them apart first.

Sylas Rutledge, new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad, invests everything he has into this new venture, partly for the sake of the challenge. But mostly to clear his father’s name. One man holds the key to Sy’s success—General William Giles Harding of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sy Rutledge is beer and bullocks.


Sy needs someone to help him maneuver through Nashville’s society, and when he meets Alexandra Jamison, he quickly decides he’s found his tutor. But he soon discovers that the very train accident his father is blamed for causing is what killed Alexandra’s fiancĂ© and shattered her world.


Spurning an arranged marriage by her father, Alexandra instead pursues her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen’s university in the United States. But family—and Nashville society—do not approve, and she soon finds herself cast out from both.


Through connections with the Harding family, Alexandra and Sy become unlikely allies. And despite first impressions, Alexandra gradually finds herself coming to respect and even care for this man. But how can she, when her heart is still spoken for?


Sy is willing to risk everything to win over the woman he loves. What he doesn’t count on is having to wager her heart to do it.


Published on October 3, 2017 by Revell


My thoughts on this book
Tamera Alexander's books are ones you can always count on. With every new book I read by this bestselling author I learn facts about history, lessons about God and what it means to be His child, and love that withstands the trials of life. And all while being entertained with a story that your eyes and heart soaks up just as fast as you can read. 

If you're looking for a book with a story as real as life, characters who you will not only fall in love with yourself but also connect with in a way only us readers can understand…well head to your local bookstore or library just as fast as you can! And for all of you like me…head to Amazon Prime and two days from now you'll see for yourself exactly what I mean!

★★★★★



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True to You

Book Title: True to You
Author: Becky Wade
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House

Synopsis:

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

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