Belle Meade

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010 ratings

To Whisper Her Name Publisher's Summary

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Caring for an ill Aunt Elizabeth, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a southern-born son who - unbeknownst to her and everyone else - fought for the Union.

Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him while harboring secrets that threaten his life. As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for "betraying" the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again....

Set within the remarkable history of Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation comes a story about enslavement and freedom, arrogance and humility, and the power of love to heal even the deepest of wounds.

©2012 Tamera Alexander (P)2012 Zondervan
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  • Book 1

    • To Whisper Her Name

    • By: Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Davida on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $15.96

  • Book 2

    • To Win Her Favor

    • By: Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Audie Award, Faith-Based Fiction, 2016. A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • questionable for teens

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • To Wager Her Heart

    • A Belle Meade Plantation Novel, Book 3
    • By: Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if he can do it - but mostly to avenge his father. One man holds the key to the railway's success - General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sylas Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver in high society, and when he meets Alexandra Donelson, he quickly decides he's found his tutor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story of faith and love in the post-War South!

    • By Chris on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $17.10