To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander is the last book in the Belle Meade Plantation series. As in all Tamera’s novels, there is history, a moral, romance, and a happy ending.
Sy Rutledge has come to Nashville hoping to win a railroad contract, but as a westerner finds the customs and mores of the South puzzling. He meets Alexandra Jamison and hopes to hire her for his tutor. Alexandra’s terrified of trains and angry at him because his father caused the train wreck that killed her fiancé.
Alexandra, however, needs the money because her family has disowned her because she’s accepted a position teaching at Fisk University, the first Freedmen’s university in the US. How Sy gets involved, how Alexandra learns to live with less, how she overcomes her fear of trains are but three of the many threads running through To Wager Her Heart. You’ll love Sy and Alexandra and the other characters in the book—they become friends and companions as you’re reading. Four stars. Well done, Tamera.
Tamera Alexander is a multi-published, multi-awarded author. Her Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation series are two of my favorites. Tamera and her husband live in Nashville, TN, not too far from these two beautiful plantations.
I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of To Wager Her Heart from Zondervan Books but was in no way obligated to review the book.