Against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent times in American history, the post-Civil War era, one woman struggles against prejudice, injustice and suffocating conventions of the 19th century to pursue her dream.
Tamera Alexander’s To Win Her Favor, the second
stand-alone novel in the Belle Meade Plantation series, is receiving
high praise. According to Library Journal, “Strong characters, a sense
of the times and the themes of love, friendship, and the importance of
loyalty and determination make To Win Her Favor a triumph!” Cindy
Woodsmall, New York Times bestselling author says it’s "…captivating
About the book:
Linden lost nearly everything in the Civil War — including most of her
family. She’s about to lose her stables and land at Linden Downs, and
her racing hopes as well. A gifted rider in a world where ladies never
race, Maggie is determined that her mare, Bourbon Belle, will become a
champion. Indeed, her only hope of saving Linden Downs is if the horse
takes the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race
ever run in America. To give his daughter a chance, Maggie’s wily father
makes a barter. But his agreement includes one tiny, troublesome
detail: Maggie must marry a man she’s never met — a man she never would
have chosen for herself.
raised in the South (Atlanta, GA), I’ve long held a strong connection
with Southern history. And what historical event defines the South as
much as the War Between the States? Family homes became headquarters for
troops. Churches and schoolrooms became hospitals for the wounded. And
the hills thick with pine and meadows lush with grass became hallowed
ground with the blood of the dead and dying.
of Reconstruction forged a steel in the hearts of surviving men and
women for a new life, a
new country, and I find myself fascinated by
what they accomplished in the face of overwhelming odds. And remember,
ultimately, so much good came from this time of suffering in our history
too. So many advances in medicine, botany, mental health and social
justice, to name a few.
At it’s heart, To Win Her Favor
is a passionate love story. Not only romantically, but in the true
historical events that found their way into the pages of this novel.
Cullen and Maggie’s journey in To Win Her Favor explores questions of
race, faith and loyalty and offers perspective on how Reconstruction
affected racial relations, social status and economic fortunes in the
South — with a moving romance woven throughout.
More about To Win Her Favor here.
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