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The Carnton Novels

Southern romance and real Civil War history set at Franklin, Tennessee's beloved Carnton Plantation


Christmas at Carnton introduces a brand new three-book series—The Carnton Novels—set against the real history of Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee.

With This Pledge—the first full-length Carnton novel—releases January 2019.

Books 2 and 3 are scheduled to release in 2020.

Welcome to The Carnton Novels page

When I first visited Carnton in Franklin (a suburb 20 minutes south of Nashville) many years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate the stories of the people who had lived at Carnton and who fought in the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin. These amazing men and women—on both sides of the war—shaped their war-torn country in powerful ways.

I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I'm enjoying bringing it to you. If you ever get to Nashville, please set aside 2-3 hours to visit Carnton Plantation, a beloved site rich in American history.

Christmas at Carnton, a novella
With This Pledge, Book 1 (December 2018)
Books 2 and 3 (2019)

Visit Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee

Facebook Live Chat!

Facebook LIVE chat party for Christmas at Carnton's release (with my daughter Kelsey)

This picture pretty up sums up the comedy of errors the evening turned out to be—but what fun you all were! Thanks for joining us!