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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)
Coming July 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.

*Title yet to be revealed*

Series: the Carnton Novels, Book 3 (third and final full length Carnton novel)
Coming 2021

Dear Reader, 
I'm currently writing Carnton book 3, the third and final book in the Carnton series, which will release in 2021. Your generous acceptance of the Carnton novels is both exhilarating and humbling. Thank you for reading and taking these journeys with me!


Tamera welcomes you to Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee, the setting of her Carnton novels

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 shaped their war-torn country in lasting and 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, an important site rich in American history.

Christmas at Carnton, a novella (released October 2017)
With This Pledge, Book 1 (January 2019)
Colors of Truth (July 7, 2020)
Book 3 (Coming in 2021)

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