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Set against the real history of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a stirring love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won.

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 fiance 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.

"To Wager Her Heart is a wonderful historical romance with sweet and caring characters who are looking for justice and redemption from the past. . . Alexander has certainly done her research. . .' * RT Book Reviews, 4 stars * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Julia Wilson on 8 August 2017

    To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander is a perfectly wonderful Christian historical romance. It is the third book in the Belle Meade Plantation series but can be read as a stand-alone.Tamera Alexander brings history to life as fact and fiction collide within the novel. Set in 1871 just a few years after the ending of the American Civil War, the novel focuses on the plight of the freedmen being educated at Fisk University. Prejudice and persecution due to ignorance still festered within society. White men and women realising that education was the key to freedom, set about providing classes for the former slaves - from very young to very old there was a passion to learn. They met with resistance at times but persevered, knowing we are all created in God's image.The emerging railroads feature highly within the novel.There is a search for the truth. A truth that some would prefer stayed buried.Trust and faith in God are strong themes within the novel. Our fears must never be bigger than our faith. We may not know what the future holds but we know who holds the future. "No matter where you're going, God is already there."There is the theme of dreams. "Plans he had inspired her to dream in the first place." We all need to dream big and hold on to our dreams. Sometimes they change but we all need dreams.In life we all face choices. We have the opportunity to choose to do the right or wrong thing. It is never too late to choose the right path.The leading characters were both delightful, with a generosity of spirit. They were forward thinkers with huge hearts for others.The novel had a particularly poignant and moving moment for me. It involved the former slave chains and to see what I mean, you need to read the novel.Tamera Alexander's writings are warm, wonderful and they seek to inform as history comes alive. I have loved To Wager Her Heart and cannot wait for the next offering from Tamera Alexander.I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

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