Tamera Alexander does a lot of research and knows her history when she writes her historical novels. I’ve read several and have never been disappointed. Christmas at Carnton is the latest and it precedes in time to the Belle Meade Plantation series I finished not long ago. After reading her books she have a compelling desire to visit the locales and soak in the history.
This story is during the Christmas season of 1863. Aletta Prescott a recent widow of a Confederate soldier. She is let go at the sewing factory, her house is about to be foreclosed, and she is pregnant with a six year old son. She obtains a position as a temporary baker at the Carnton.
Confederate Captain Jake Winston has been wounded and during recovery he is sent to Carnton to assist the Women’s Relief Society in the Christmas fund raiser.
I now anxiously await the first book in the new series of Carnton.
I received a free copy from Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.