The Carnton

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 171 ratings

Christmas at Carnton 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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  • Book 1

    • Christmas at Carnton

    • A Novella
    • By: Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated by: Devon O'Day
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • short and sweet!

    • By jennifer on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $19.38

  • Book 2

    • With This Pledge

    • The Carnton Series, Book 1
    • By: Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated by: Devon O'Day
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston’s quietly held principles oppose those of the Southern Cause - but when 40,000 soldiers converge on the fields of Franklin, Tennessee, the war demands an answer. The Carnton home, where she is governess, is converted into a Confederate field hospital; and Lizzie must gather up her fortitude to assist the military doctor with surgeries that determine life or death - even as she fears for the life of Towny, her fiancé and lifelong friend. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Real-Life Fiction!

    • By A+D on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $31.93