I do believe Tamera Alexander is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all but one series, but that will probably change soon, and I loved her newest novel To Whisper Her Name (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel). Can’t wait to share my thoughts on that one! Each time I come away inspired and refreshed. It’s amazing what a little historical fiction can do. With life sometimes in crazy full swing, it’s nice to have that hour or so to enjoy some excellent reading material. This series was perfect for plane rides, layovers and just relaxing. I don’t want to give away too much for each novel, but trust me, read them!
The series kicked off right following Elizabeth, a single 32 year old photographer. If this was based on a true story (and we were in the same century) we totally would have been friends. I’m just pointing out that people in their 30s are awesome. And so are photographers. But back to the book – another great story that’s well written, intriguing and uplifting. Nothing over the top or too much in Alexander’s writings and that’s probably why I enjoy them so much.
I think this one was my favorite story. This story follows Molly, a 31 year old leaving a past with plenty of mistakes and consequences. And sometimes after we create one mess we try and fix it by creating another mess, so once again I think Molly and I would be friends too. Just one question, where the hey are the James McPherson’s of the world?? He gets added to the likes of Mr. Darcy, Marcus and Michael Hosea. He’s by no means perfect, but desires to do what is right and noble. Seriously good book.
I’m glad this final book in the series featured Rachel. Since she had a role in the previous two books (she’s a widow), you couldn’t help but root for her since her character was so likeable. I don’t want to say much more, but it was a great way to finish the series!