Tamera Alexander books in order
Tamera Lynn Gattis Alexander, better known as Tamera Alexander is one of the most renowned bestselling American authors venturing in inspirational historical romance. Tamera has written thirteen novels and two novellas, with her most notable works being her debut series the Fountain Creek Chronicles; a 3-book series comprising of Rekindled (Bethany House, 2006), Revealed (Bethany House, 2006) and Remembered (Bethany House, 2007).
Her trade has earned her numerous accolades that include: the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (2007), the Christy Award for Best Romance (2008), the HOLT Medallion Award in 2010 et al.
Being a devout Christian, Tamera hopes that her vividly painted characters and riveting, captivating plots will not only inspire the readers, but also draw them a step closer to Christ.
- The Inheritance (2009)
Belle Meade Plantation Series
- To Mend a Dream (Novella) (2015)
- To Whisper Her Name (2012)
- To Win Her Favor (2015)
- To Wager Her Heart (2017)
Belmont Mansion Series
- A Lasting Impression (2011)
- A Beauty So Rare (2014)
- A Note Yet Unsung (2017)
Fountain Creek Chronicles
- Rekindled (2006)
- Revealed (2006)
- Remembered (2007)
The Carnton Novels
- Christmas at Carnton (2017)
- With This Pledge (2019)
Timber Ridge Reflections
- From a Distance (2008)
- Beyond This Moment (2009)
- Within My Heart (2010)
Detailed book overview
McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin’s invitation to move to Copper Creek, Colorado with the hope of making a fresh start and keeping Robert- her rebellious younger brother- in check.
Life at the west isn’t what she expected and McKenna struggles in an effort to become a parent rather than an older sister resented by her younger sibling, but an untimely inheritance changes everything.
When Wyatt Caradon, a U.S. Marshal, crosses paths with McKenna, he comes face-to-face with his buried past and the one woman who can help him secure the future he so yearns for.
The two however unearth an inheritance well beyond their wildest imaginations; one that will assuredly come at a price.
Belle Meade Plantation Series
There is no putting a limit on what Savannah Darby would do to revisit her family home.
As such, she jumps in head first when Aidan Bedford, a former Union soldier now working a Boston attorney, looks to redecorate the house for his fiancée.
But will Savannah be able to find the box that her father allegedly hid in the house during the war before her assignment is completed, whilst also not lose another battle of the heart?
Olivia Aberdeen willingly accepts an invitation by "Aunt" Elizabeth Harding- a mistress of Belle Meade Plantation- after being disdained by proper society for being the widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South.
Despite failing to find the refuge she so needed, Olivia falls for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who seems far from a Southern gentleman.
Ridley, who has been branded a traitor by some for choosing to fight for the Union, is adamant to learn "the gift" possessed by Bob Green- a former slave who is now Belle Meade's head horse trainer.
Nevertheless, the secrets that Ridley hides gravely threaten their lives.
In a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden, a gifted rider, is convinced that her horse can win the Peyton Stakes - the richest race ever run in America.
Yet Cullen McGrath, the only man who can help her, has made an eternal vow to stay away from thoroughbred racing.
Cullen once lived a fortunate life in England, but the Irishman moved to Nashville to start afresh after a horse racing scandal nearly left him in ruins.
Making a fresh start far away from home proves much harder than he expected; none more so than when Maggie Linden's father makes him an offer he is certain he shouldn't accept, yet again can’t possibly refuse.
The new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad, Sylas Rutledge, invests everything he has into the new business, so much for the challenge as it is to clear his father's name.
General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation is the one man who could provide the focal point for Sy’s success, but the two men are like oil and water.
When Sy seeks the help of Alexandra Jamison to navigate his way through Nashville's society, he soon finds out that the very train tragedy that his father is blamed for causing is the one that killed Alexandra Jamison's fiancé - shattering her heart forever.
Belmont Mansion Series
Claire Laurent has an overriding ambition to make a long-lasting impression in the world of art, but working as a copyist (forger) - which her father encourages her to do - threatens to jeopardize her dream.
This in the end forces her to flee from New Orleans to Nashville, just a year after the end of the Civil War, where fate will have her meet attorney Sutton Monroe - who doesn’t turn her in to the authorities.
The dream of making a name in the art world draws ever closer after she finds herself among Nashville's elite society, but the destruction and confiscation of Sutton's home and his resolve to reclaim what is rightfully his reveals a truth that may cost him everything.
Eleanor Braddock is convinced she will never marry and that her life has no meaning, but the whisper of a dying soldier makes her determined to find his widow.
Languishing in poverty and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor decides to move to Belmont Mansion to her aunt, Adelicia Acklen - the richest woman in America.
There she seeks to build a home for destitute widows and the fatherless, albeit with the knowledge that her aunt won’t approve of it.
Archduke Marcus Gottfried, who despises life as a royalty, moves from Austria to Nashville where he finds himself working together with Eleanor for the widow’s home.
They find love while working together, but trouble brews when Eleanor’s aunt finds another man for her to marry.
Rebekah Carrington, a master violinist trained in Vienna, manages to persuade her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly established Nashville Philharmonic.
Her hopes are however crushed after the conductor, determined to leave his imprint in the world of classical music, bows to the prevailing opinion that women are "far too fragile and frail" for the orchestra.
Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is a nationally acclaimed conductor and Nashville's new orchestra leader, but a strange recurring pain in his head may impede him from finishing composing his symphony poised to be performed on the grand opening of the new opera hall.
Although determined to finish the composition as a tribute to his dying father who was his musical inspiration, Tate ends up requesting Rebekah to help after his own condition worsens.
But will she help, even after being robbed of her own dream?
Fountain Creek Chronicles
Kathryn Jennings made a vow for better or for worse and still holds dearly to it ten years later, despite the fact that her marriage has not panned out they way she had hoped.
On top of that, she then faces great obstacles in a bid to keep their ranch after her husband fails to return home one fateful, stormy night in the winter.
A look into her husband's past however unearths a hidden truth; one that she wouldn't give to go back in time and still love her husband for what he was, rather than for what she wanted him to be.
Annabelle Grayson has been gifted with a second chance at life, but she is unable to claim it given the grey clouds from her past hanging over her in Willow Springs.
She therefore advertises for a trail guide to accompany her to Idaho following the death of her husband, but an improbable candidate in Matthew Taylor applies for the job.
Matthew- who is a fugitive continuously haunted by mistakes from his past- ends up having a distasteful interaction with Annabelle on their very first meeting.
However, when they cross paths again, what she reveals is devastating to Matthew; one so volatile that if he could, he would either go back in time and make amends for his wrong or simply make Annabelle Grayson pay.
Veronique Girard makes the long voyage from France to the Colorado Territory in earnest search of her father whom she hasn’t seen in a staggering twenty-five years.
Her father, Pierre Girard, left the French capital with the promise of sending for his wife and daughter after amassing enough wealth from fur trading in the Americas.
Nonetheless after nearly a quarter of a century without fulfilling the vow, her daughter embarks on a dangerous expedition in search for a man she barely remembers, yet still feels eternally bound to.
While on one of his trips up into the mountains, one Jack Brennan soon learns that a woman’s desperate search will wreak havoc to his plans and quite possibly his life…
The Carnton Novels
Aletta Prescott struggles to make ends meet for herself and her six-year old son after recently becoming a widow. Sitting on the verge of eviction by the bank, she stumbles upon on advertisement and applies for a position with the Women's Relief Society auction – only to find there are no vacancies left.
Captain Jake Winston sustained a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga where he served as a feared Confederate sharpshooter; one that has left him concerned over losing his skill and identity.
As he heals, he reluctantly obliges with orders to assist with a local Women's Relief Society auction, but soon meets a lady that will change everything.
Elizabeth Clouston, governess of the Carnton home, has closely guarded principles that oppose those of the Southern Cause, but things change quickly when forty thousand soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee.
When the Carnton home is converted into a Confederate hospital, Lizzie is summoned to assist the military doctor with surgeries that could be the difference between life and death.
But when she falls for the Confederate captain, whose moral ground is at odds with hers, Lizzie becomes stuck between love, principles and pledges she made to two soldiers; one dead and the other severely injured.
Timber Ridge Reflections
Driven by the ambition of becoming among the country's premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the mountains surrounding Timber Ridge town in all its glory and grandeur.
She also hopes that the cool Colorado air and its famed hot springs will heal her of the mysterious illness that is threatening her career and by extension, her life.
Fate however makes Elizabeth to cross paths with Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, who is seemingly haunted by his past.
When the unequivocal photographer puts her life in danger after capturing an image that could possibly solve a murder, an indebted Daniel is called upon to repay the debt; one that may expose secrets from his past.
Dr. Molly Whitcomb, a Professor of Romance Languages, makes a choice that goes against everything she believes in the moment she comes off the train in Colorado Territory. All this in a bid to recover what she has lost- even if it means just but a fraction.
Sheriff James McPherson’s intuition leads him to believe Dr. Whitcomb is hiding something, although he can’t quite put his finger on it.
When James finally learns of the secret, his own reputation is not only undermined, but the entire stability of Timber Ridge is placed on the periphery, as Molly’s reinvented ways begin to unfurl.
Rachel Boyd, alongside her two young sons, struggle to keep her ranch afloat in a bid to fulfill the dream of her late husband.
Overwhelmed with the desperation of a loss she can’t afford, she is forced to trust Dr. Rand Brookston, a physician just like her father, and the one man in Timber Ridge she has every right to avoid.
Rand has grappled with bringing modern medicine to the wild Colorado Rockies, but everything changes when he makes a decision regarding a patient whose life is in danger; one that will send shock waves to both the inhabitants of Timber Ridge and to Rachel's inflexible heart.