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USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander is one of today's most popular writers of inspirational historical romance. Her novels continue to garner reader loyalty around the world, with A Million Little Choices, her first dual time novel, swiftly capturing reader's hearts and industry acclaim.

Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on best-seller lists—including ECPA Bestsellers, the #1 CBA Bestseller spot for historical fiction, and #1 Amazon Bestsellers in Historical Christian Fiction. Colors of Truth, a Carnton novel, hit both the US Amazon and the Netherlands bestsellers list right out of the gate.

Tamera has garnered four Christy Awards and was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2020, which is the highest honor awarded Christian fiction. She's a two-time recipient of the coveted Carol Award bestowed by American Christian Fiction Writers, a national organization dedicated to equipping writers with a Christian world view. She's also a two-time winner (and six-time finalist) of the RITA Award—the top award in the romance genre awarded by Romance Writers of America.

A Christy Award Hall of Fame author, Tamera seeks to draw closer to Christ through her writing and is thrilled when readers share that, through reading one of her novels, they’ve taken steps closer to Him as well. Tamera lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels.

A reviewer from USA Today wrote about one of the Belmont Mansion novels, "To put it simply: This book is a full-on HIT!" (about A Lasting Impression)

Publishers Weekly raves that "Thanks to Tamera Alexander's vivid writing, one can almost hear the music resonating off of the page." (about A Note Yet Unsung)

Short Bio

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist and one of today's most beloved authors of inspirational historical romance. Her works have been awarded numerous industry-leading honors—among them the Christy Award, the RITA Award, the Carol Award, Library Journal's top honors—and have earned the distinction of Publisher's Weekly Starred Reviews. Her deeply drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, including Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Romania, among others.

Tamera and her husband reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Nashville's Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade Plantation , and Carnton —the settings of Tamera’s #1 CBA bestselling Southern series.

Tamera’s recent series, The Carnton Novels , launched with the novella Christmas at Carntonwhich became an instant ECPA Bestseller. With This Pledge , the first full-length Carnton novel, quickly followed in that series as #1 Amazon bestseller, an ECPA bestseller, and garnered a coveted Christy Award as well, which became Tamera's 4th Christy Award win, which ushered her into the Christy Award Hall of Fame .

Tamera released the second full length Carnton novel, Colors of Truth, as an indie in October 2020 and it, too, became an instant #1 Amazon Bestseller in Historical Christian Fiction —as well as another reader favorite.

Long Bio

Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed and Remembered, the critically acclaimed Fountain Creek Chronicles historical series. Her second historical series, Timber Ridge Reflections (From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, and Within My Heart) continue her signature style of deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose which has earned her devoted readers worldwide—and multiple industry awards. 

Her critically-acclaimed Southern Mansion novels—the Belmont Mansion series, the Belle Meade Plantation series, and The Carnton Novels—are continuing that beloved tradition.

Her books have been honored with four Christy Awards for Excellence in Christian Fiction (she's an eleven-time finalist) and have twice earned the distinction of the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Tamera is a six-time finalist).

Her novels have won two Carol Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Golden Quill Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Bookseller’s Best Award, the National Reader's Choice Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction, among others. Tamera's books have been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, and Portuguese. 

Tamera lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels.

Four-time Christy Award Winner and Hall of Fame Inductee

Tamera is a four-time Christy Award recipient—and an eleven-time finalist. She was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame on November 12, 2020.


Two-time Carol Award Winner

Two-time Rita Award Winner

Tamera is a two-time RITA Award recipient—and a six-time finalist.


The Christy Award® was established in 1999 to acknowledge the value and impact of the novel of faith in contemporary culture. Since that time, the Christys have been a focal point for the writers and publishers in our community, symbolizing the best aspirations and accomplishments of writers who write from a perspective of faith and who create stories with matters of belief at their core.

Tamera was inducted into The Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2020.

Market News

Featured in The Tennessean

#1 Amazon Bestseller & Christy Award Winner

Join Tamera at a recent speaking event in Garland, Texas

Publisher's Weekly February 2019

ECPA Bestsellers February 2019

Southern Writers Magazine

Franklin Lifestyle

Featured in Southern Lady Magazine

Featured in Nashville A&E

Connect with Tamera, her Publishers, and her Agent

Schedule an interview

If you would like to schedule a radio, print, or television interview with Tamera, please contact her here.

Press Kit

If you would like a press kit or need a review copy for the Belle Meade Plantation novels, Carnton novels, or The Inheritance, please contact the Harper Collins marketing team via the appropriate contact box below. 

If you would like a press kit or need a review copy for the Belmont Mansion novels, Timber Ridge Reflections, or Fountain Creek Chronicles, please contact the Bethany House Publishers marketing team via the appropriate contact box below.

Contact Harper Collins Marketing Team

Contact Bethany House Marketing Team

Contact Natasha Kern Literary Agency


Welcome to Belle Meade Plantation

Join Tamera for a two-minute tour of Belle Meade, the setting of her Belle Meade novels

Tamera's book information

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Each book within Tamera's series are "standalone novels." Meaning that even though the characters in one story may make an appearance in another, each book is a complete and satisfying read. The stories can be read "out of order" and still be enjoyed.

But if you're going to read all the books in a series, then reading books 1, then 2, then 3 is best!


The Carnton Novels

Christmas at Carnton
a Carnton novella

TOP 5 ECPA Bestseller
#1 Amazon Bestseller Historical Christian Fiction
2018 Carol Award WINNER

With This Pledge, Carnton book 1
January 2019

#1 Amazon Bestseller Historical Christian Fiction
#2 ECPA Bestseller
#1 Publisher's Weekly Religion Top Fiction
2019 Christy Award WINNER

Colors of Truth, Carnton book 2
October 2020

TOP 5 ECPA Bestseller
2021 Readers' Choice Award Winner

Belle Meade Plantation novels

To Whisper Her Name
Belle Meade Plantation Novels, Book 1
USA Today Bestseller
Debuted on CBA and ECPA Bestseller Lists

Acclaim for To Whisper Her Name

To Win Her Favor
Belle Meade Plantation Novels, Book 2
Debuted on CBA and ECPA Bestseller Lists
2016 AudiAward Best Inspirational
2016 Christy Award finalist
Named Top 15 Novels of 2015 


To Wager Her Heart
Belle Meade Plantation novels, book 3
ECPA Bestseller
2018 Christy Award finalist

Acclaim for To Wager Her Heart

To Mend a Dream (novella)
the award-winning Belle Meade Plantation eBook novella which is included in the print novella collection of Among the Fair Magnolias

2016 Booksellers Best Award for Best Novella

Acclaim for To Mend a Dream

Belmont Mansion novels

A Lasting Impression
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 1
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2012 Christy Award finalist

USA Today Review
Interview with WBCL

Visit the Belmont Mansion novels page

A Beauty So Rare
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 2
2015 Christy Award finalist
2015 Maggie Award finalist

Acclaim for A Beauty So Rare

A Note Yet Unsung
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 3
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
#1 CBA Bestseller
2017 Christy Award WINNER
2018 Carol Award WINNER 
2018 RITA Award finalist

Timber Ridge Reflections novels

From a Distance
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 1
2009 Christy Award WINNER

Acclaim for From a Distance

Beyond This Moment
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 2
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2010 Christy Award finalist

Acclaim for Beyond This Moment
Press Release

Within My Heart
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 3
ECPA Bestseller
2011 Christy Award finalist
2011 RITA Award Finalist
2011 Booksellers Best Award Winner
2011 Golden Quill Award Winner

Acclaim for Within My Heart

Stand-alone novel

The Inheritance
Women of Faith Fiction
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2010 Christy Award finalist

Fountain Creek Chronicles novels

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 1
Library Journal Starred Review
2007 Double RITA Award Finalist
Golden Quill finalist
Library Journal TOP PICK
Romantic Time's Reviewer's Choice Award

Acclaim for Rekindled

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 2
2007 RITA Award WINNER
Golden Quill Finalist

Acclaim for Revealed

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 3
2008 Christy Award WINNER

Acclaim for Remembered 

Tamera's author photos

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Tamera's Memberships and Associations

Tamera's books with Bethany House Publishers
The Belmont Mansion novels — A Lasting Impression, A Beauty So Rare, A Note Yet Unsung
Fountain Creek Chronicles —Rekindled, Revealed, Remembered
Timber Ridge Reflections — From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, Within My Heart 
Amy Lokkesmoe, Public Relations Director, Bethany House Publishers

Tamera's books with Harper Collins Christian Publishing (Zondervan/Thomas Nelson)
The Carnton novels — Christmas at Carnton (a novella), With This Pledge (January 2019)
The Belle Meade Plantation novels — To Whisper Her Name, To Win Her Favor, To Wager Her Heart
To Mend a Dream, a Belle Meade novella
Among the Fair Magnolias, Four Southern Love Stories (that includes To Mend a Dream)
The Inheritance (standalone novel)
Kerri Potts, Marketing, Harper Collins Christian Publishing 

Tamera's books with 
Fountain Creek Press
Colors of Truth, a Carnton novel book 2 (October 6, 2020)
Carnton book 3, coming Summer 2021

Tamera's Dutch Publisher
Uitgeverij Van Wijnen
Albert R.T. de Vos, Director, Editorial Department

Tamera's German Publisher
Anne-Ruth Meiss, Director, Editorial Department

Tamera's Slovakian Publisher
Martin Svikruha, CEO 

Poland, Portuguese, and Romania contacts added soon

Inspired by Life…and Fiction
Group blog with nine other writers 
(Tamera blogs 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month)