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Publisher's Summary

"This tender love story between two wounded people whom God brings together for healing is a book readers will enjoy anytime—but especially at Christmas"—Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind

Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas—and sacrificial love.

Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year-old son. With the bank threatening to evict them, she discovers an advertisement for the Women's Relief Society auction and applies for a position—only to discover it's been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity—and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man?

Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women's Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies—one, in particular—is far more than he bargained for.

Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.

©2017 Tamera Alexander (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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So sweet!

I enjoyed this sweet book set at Christmas so much and I can’t wait for more books in this new series!

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Short and sweet

It was a difficult decision for me to use one credit to purchase such a short audio book. I still think it was too short, but I knew that going into it so I can't downgrade it in my review. I think it was a sweet story. I just wish there had been more to it! Also, just a minor criticism, while the narrator did a great job and was not annoying in anyway, I would have expected more of a southern drawl in the speaking voices of the Civil War South. This was a sweet Christmas story.

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At Last-- Historically Correct !

Christmas at Carnton is a good read if you like CSA history. I have given Alexander 5 stars. There are some authors I have given very poor ratings because they try to twist history and end up with a mess. In this book, Tamera Alexander uses her attention into historical truth to create characters with heart and purpose. Jake and Aletta face loss and heartbreak by leaning on God's goodness. Details similar to those portrayed in authentic letters from real people of 1863 make this book authentic. Excellent romance too. Thank you for doing the research, Tamera Alexander!

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Another exceptional story from Tamera Alexander.

Tamera has taken us back in history again, with her wonderful story and attention to detail. Her writing is exquisite, which is why she's one of my favorites. I enjoyed the friendship between Tempy and Aleta. Jake and Aleta's journey is lovely, and a must read. I'm excited for the Carnton Series.

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Story good; writing marginal

I rolled my eyes a lot at the sappy writing. The story itself was good, but could have been told in a much better way. The narrator has a good voice, but was a bit monotone and boring. I nearly returned the book several times.

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