Pink is t what Elear Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight. Plain, practical Elear Braddock kws she will never marry, but with a dying soldier's last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Elear arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America--and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Elear down a far different path--building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Elear kws her own heart, she also kws her aunt will never approve of this endeavor. Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows' and children's home run contrary to Elear's wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Elear find common ground--and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is t the man Adelicia has chosen for Elear, and even if he were, someone who kws his secrets is about to reveal them all. From USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander comes a moving historical vel about a bold young woman drawn to a group of people forgotten by Nashville society--and to the one man with whom she has business falling in love.
Two-time Christy Award winner (and six-time Christy finalist) Tamera Alexander is the author of nine novels, all of which have been bestsellers. She and her husband make their home in Nashville, Tennessee, where their two adult children live nearby. Learn more at www.tameraalexander.com.
Baker Publishing Group
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General & Literary Fiction
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Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group