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Coming in 2024

Carnton, book 3,

the finale in the bestselling Carnton novels series

Many of you have asked, "WHY is it taking so long to write the third Carnton book?"

While writing Carnton book 3, I was contacted by Focus on the Family to be part of a new contemporary fiction line with them, along with authors Chris Fabry and Angela Hunt—and with Jerry B. Jenkins (aka: Left Behind series and Dad to Dallas Jenkins of the phenomenal The Chosen TV series) as editor-in-chief. 

The book I wrote? A Million Little Choices (released November 2023), my first dual timeline story (both contemporary & historical), and my first first person POV novel. Thanks to your reading and much-appreciated word-of-mouth to fellow readers, A Million Little Choices is enjoying a wonderful release. If you haven't read it, you can start right now.

Meanwhile, since then, the opportunity came to work with Tyndale Publishers, a publishing house (and team) I've long admired and wanted to work with. So I'm currently finishing a novel for them then will (finally) finish writing the third and last Carnton novel, which has a scheduled release of December 2024. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

And who is the third Carnton novel about? The little red-hair scamp of a sister pictured below...
Yep, it's Nora O'Toole all grown up!

Writing Nora as an adult is a trip, and she more than meets her romantic match in this story. Not to mention we'll wrap up the cherished (and real) Carnton history as we walk the familiar halls and rooms of that house together one last time.

Carnton 3 has a scheduled release of December 2024.

Thank you for entrusting your time to me. It's a gift I treasure and never take for granted.

Much love from Nashville,


Check out the Carnton novels . . .

Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas—and of sacrificial love.

#1 Amazon Bestseller

ECPA TOP 5 Bestseller

2018 Carol Award WINNER

2018 Holt Medallion Finalist

From the pages of history and accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves real-life love letters into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of the Civil War.

#1 Amazon Bestseller Inspirational Historical Fiction

#1 Publisher's Weekly Religion Top Fiction (Starred Review)

#2 ECPA Bestseller

2019 Christy Award WINNER

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.

#1 Amazon Bestseller Christian Historical Fiction

#1 Amazon Bestseller American Historical Fiction

#1 Amazon Bestseller Religious Historical Fiction

2021 Readers' Choice Award Winner

The story behind Colors of Truth, Carnton book 2 . . .

Praise for Colors of Truth

"This book was so well written that I could hardly put it down. This book is a timely story it seems even after all these years."
~ Dana from Goodreads (5 stars)

"Tamera Alexander has written a masterpiece. Her heart is in this book. I very highly recommend."
~ Susan Snodgrass from Goodreads (5 stars)

"I love the faith content of the book. It was so refreshing. I loved seeing how the characters...stand for truth no matter how it hurt. That was a trait worth emulating in this book."
~ Ebos Aifuobhokan from Goodreads

"Tamera Alexander has done it again! With her thorough research combined with phenomenal storytelling skills, she was woven a story full of history, romance, and intrigue... You won't want to miss this book!" 
~ Early Reviewer (5 stars)

"The sign of a good book is closing the final page and feeling like you've lived and breathed through the characters within. Colors of Truth is one of those books. This book was more than I expected."
~ Courtney | Soul of a Librarian (4 stars)
"Another excellent historical romance from Tamera Alexander!"
Erin Laramore from Goodreads (5 stars)

"If you are a fan of historical fiction, especially Civil War era fiction, you will love Colors of Truth."
~ Michelle Kidwell from Goodreads (5 stars)

"This is a beautiful story set in the South after the Civil War. Tamera does a wonderful job with her depth of characters and weaving an intriguing story. Highly recommended."
~ Denise from Goodreads (5 stars)

"I loved how the secrets between [the characters] were handled. I wish I could say more...but [no] spoilers! The spiritual message about trust was very powerful and the end was action packed and riveting and perfect."
~ Monique from Goodreads (4 stars)

"This book kept my interest from the stirring beginning to the teary-eyed, satisfying end. Even though it is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone, and I highly recommend it as a must-read!"
~ Carolyn Bryant from Goodreads (5 stars)
"This book worked its way into every fiber of my being! The characters were fantastic and felt like family... The history written within these pages came to life and it was as if I was standing watching everything play out. This book will stick with you for days, incredible read!"
~ Shonda from Goodreads (5 stars)

"I think what I love about this author's books is that she always puts truth in her novels and yes even history lessons too! I especially loved and didn't know about the counterfeit money that circled after the Civil War. I highly recommend this book!"
~ Lori from Goodreads (5 stars)

"Time and again, I am delighted by Alexander's stunning ability to mold fact and fiction. Her books are ones I read over and over again, continually in love with every character and setting."
~ Kathryn Voss from Goodreads (5 stars)

"A compelling page turner and the best of historical fiction."
~ Maureen Timerman (5 stars)

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