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The Carnton Novels

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

Christmas at Carnton

Series: the Carnton Novels, the novella that launched the series
December 2017

Christmas at Carnton, a novella, introduces the bestselling Carnton Novels series. Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.

The Carnton Novels

With This Pledge

Series: the Carnton Novels, Book 1 (first full length Carnton novel)
January 2019

From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves the real-life love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Miss Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.

Colors of Truth

Series: the Carnton Novels, Book 2 (second full length Carnton novel)
October 2020

In a town battered and bruised by war, one woman embarks upon an impossible search—and one man must face the past in the very place that almost destroyed him.

Book 3, the Carnton Novels

Book 3, the Carnton Novels

*Title & Cover Coming Soon*

Series: the Carnton Novels, Book 3 (third & final full length Carnton novel)
Coming Spring 2022

Dear Reader, 
I'm currently writing Carnton book 3, the third and final book in the Carnton series, which will release Spring 2022. Your generous acceptance of the Carnton novels is both exhilarating and humbling. Thank you for reading and taking these journeys with me!


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 and worked at Carnton and who fought in the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin—both the Union and Confederate Armies. These amazing real men and women—including the men, women, and children who were enslaved at Carnton—shaped their war-torn country in lasting and powerful ways.

If you ever get to Nashville, please set aside 2-3 hours to visit Carnton, an important site rich in American history with issues still so pertinent in today's culture. Let's learn from history, not cover it up or try to hide from it. God is a redeemer and a restorer, and the ground at the foot of the cross is level. Only through Christ will we all be truly reconciled. 

Christmas at Carnton, a novella (released October 2017)
With This Pledge, Book 1 (January 2019)
Colors of Truth (October 2020)
Book 3 (Coming Spring 2022)

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