Christmas at Carnton

Christmas novella to launch a brand new three-book series... The Carnton Novels Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a estitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas- and of sacrificial love.
Recently married, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year old son.With the bank threatening to evict, she iscovers an advertisement for the Women 's Relief Society auction and applies for a position- only to find it 's been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity- and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man?
Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he die, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women 's Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects.Kowtowing to a bunch of " crinolines " is n't his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies- one, in particular- is far ore than he bargained for.
Set against he backdrop a nd history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is tale of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.
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Published October 3rd 2017 by Thomas Nelson

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( view spoiler) [ I did n't like thi act that Letta 's husband had only been killed a MONTH earlier, and she was PREGNANT with his child, when she fell in love with new woma, Jake.

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This lovely start to th new series!

Set on the Carnton estate in 1863 just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, in he middle of a Civil War. I love how th author ties together real people and places with her own set of fictional characters, making it feel so authentic.

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This tory that is partially about the loss and cruelty of war, set in a bygone era, on the Carnton Plantation, which really exists, in Franklin, Tennessee.

Included was a narration of a letter ritten by a soldier, Sullivan Ballou, a Major in the Second Rhode Island Volunteers, to his wife during the Civil War. Reading his story elt a little like listening to the reading of that letter.

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I wished to ead the ook from my picks because it say the Battle at Chickamauga, Chattanooga and some other places.

The Chickamauga Battlefield is about 15 minutes from our house here in Chattanooga and this is one of the places me and my dog used to hike, dad would come with us a lot as well.

At the Battlefield there is a lot of land and trails into the woods where you can hike or ride your horses.

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he novella I just read is a reboo that sets up he story so you can njoy the other 3 books in a series.

Heartache, disgus, warmth, compassion, sham, faithfulness and more are emotions you will experience as you read this.In my own research I found out that Carnton Plantation is a real place that still stands and offers tours.

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Woul it be enough to hel her home and see her and Andrew through Christmas? Captain Jake Winston is a well-known and decorated sharpshooter, but an accident causes him to be dispatche to Carnton Plantation to assist in the Ladies Aid Society.

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Startin a new series with this ovella ( which felt like a full-length ook, by the way), she sets her story in the ast 2 years of the Civil War, time of nrest and great deprivations in this nation of ours.

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I love that there are real historical figures included in he retellin, and I know how careful Alexander always is in her uthor 's Notes to explain what is based on act and what is more fictionalized.

She has provided great set up for the first full-length ook in tha series, and I am still so eager to read it.

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