Read To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation, #3) Online Free - With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society's expectations must work together to achieve their dreams—provided that the truth doesn't tear them apart first.
Sylas Rutledge, the new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad, invests everything he has into this venture, partly for the sake of the challenge. But mostly to clear his father's name. One man holds the key to Sy's success—General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sy Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver his way through Nashville's society, and when he meets Alexandra Jamison, he quickly decides he's found his tutor. Only, he soon discovers that the very train accident his father is blamed for causing is what killed Alexandra Jamison's fiancee—and what has broken her heart.
Spurning an arranged marriage by her father, Alexandra instead pursues her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen's university in the United States. But family—and Nashville society—do not approve, and she soon finds herself cast out from both. Through connections with the Harding family, Alexandra and Sy become unlikely allies. And despite her first impressions, Alexandra gradually finds herself coming to respect, and even care for this man. But how can she, when her heart is still spoken for? And when Sy's roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility and honor?
Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win over the woman he loves. What he doesn't count on is having to wager her heart to do it.
Set against the real history of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a stirring love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in history when both were tenuous and hard-won.
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August 14, 2017
Once again we are visiting the Belle Meade Plantation with this book, the third book in this series. We've come back to visit with a few familiar friends and make new friends while we are here. This historically accurate book mixes true events and places with fiction that wraps up to make this a...
August 24, 2017
This author's writing style is rich with history and a meandering pace that ensures that readers don't miss a thing. I haven't read many books set during Reconstruction so I appreciated the new perspective of the freedmen and those in the South seeking to help them. Much of the story revolves aro...
August 09, 2017
'Twas such a lovely story! To Wager Her Heart is definitely one of my favorite novels by Tamera Alexander! I was surprised anew by her beautiful writing style and rich storytelling.
With harsh reality and heartbreak, yet tenderness and fresh chances, Tamera Alexander unfolds this incredible story...
July 03, 2017
One thing you can count on in Tamera Alexander's stories is a deep appreciation for--and attention to--historical detail. From the Fisk University (a freedmen's school) and its internationally renowned Jubilee Singers to hymn-writer Philip Bliss to the prevailing prejudices of the time, the story...
July 17, 2017
This book is the final story in Tamera Alexander's Belle Meade Plantation series. It is rich in historical events that actually occurred in Nashville and Fisk University. I learned a great deal while reading this book. Things such as actual railway accidents that occurred during that time period...
October 02, 2017
Tamera Alexander has been one of my go-to authors since I rediscovered my first love of reading. Everything she writes is beautiful, heartfelt, and sincere. Her books are the kind you must keep reading until you’ve savored every last word. To Wager Her Heart is no exception. (While this is the 3r...
July 23, 2017
Welcome back to the Belle Meade Plantation series! Book three centers on characters in 1871 Nashville who are new acquaintances, both who have similar struggles to achieve their dreams at the cost of great personal sacrifice. It reads well as a stand alone, with some mention of people from other...
July 15, 2017
With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society's expectations must work together to achieve their dreams—provided that the truth doesn't tear them apart first.
Sylas Rutledge, the new owner of the Northe...
August 14, 2017
My favorite thing about this book was the richness of diversity, something you don't always find in Christian fiction. And the diversity was authentic and paramount to the story, not tacked on like someone checking of a list of "things I must include in my book."
The book focuses a great deal on...
September 22, 2017
If you like the "When Calls the Heart" TV series, I think you'll really enjoy "To Wager Her Heart". "To Wager Her Heart" by Tamera Alexander is the third book in the "Belle Meade Plantation" series. It can also be easily read as a stand-alone. I don't normally like to read a lot of books set in t...