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To Wager Her Heart Audiobook

To Wager Her Heart: A Belle Meade Plantation Novel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Can a railroad man and a Southern belle turned teacher find a way to work together to achieve their dreams in the new reality of the post-Civil War South?

Sylas Rutledge, former gambler and new owner of the East Line Railway, invests everything he has into this venture, partly to see if he can do it - but mostly to avenge his father. One man holds the key to the railway's success - General William Giles Harding of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds, and Sylas Rutledge is beer and bullocks. Sy needs someone to help him maneuver in high society, and when he meets Alexandra Donelson, he quickly decides he's found his tutor.

Spurning her family's wishes that she marry, Alexandra Donelson is pursuing her passion for teaching at Fisk University, the first freedmen's university in the United States. But her family does not approve, and ultimately her father expels her from the family home and cuts her off completely.

Through her friendship with Mary Harding, Alexandra is thrown together with both General Harding and Sylas Rutledge. And she soon finds herself falling in love with a man whose roguish qualities and adventuresome spirit smack more of recklessness than responsibility.

Sylas Rutledge will risk everything to win the hand of the woman he loves. What he doesn't count on is having to wager her heart to do it.

Set at Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation, To Wager Her Heart is a sweeping Southern love story about a nation mending after war, the struggle to move a country forward, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves for who they truly are - and can be - with each other.

©2017 Tamera Alexander (P)2017 Zondervan

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  • Anne Marie
    Bay Area
    31/08/17
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    "The story was interesting but narration was not good."

    The story was interesting as far as historical insight into post-civil war times. But narration was not good. At first I thought the narration was done by automation. It took quite awhile to get into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judi Stallan
    26/08/17
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    "To Wager Her Heart was just wonderful."

    Absolutely marvellous I couldn't put the book down. I love these books. I hope Tamera is able to write more. I can't wait for her next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    18/08/17
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    "My first audio book was very special!"

    I enjoy reading books by Tamara Alexander! This has been another wonderful book covering some of the happenings in the history of that time along with a very sweet love story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gertrude T Guthrie
    17/08/17
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    "Not Alexanders' best - worthy story but pablum -"
    Would you try another book from Tamera Alexander and/or Melba Sibrel?

    Tamera Alexander, yes. Melba Sibrel, no.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tamera Alexander again?

    Yes, and do, repeatedly.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use a different reader. Narrator made the heroine drag, sound, what's the old Southern term, "hang-dog?" The worthy tale Alexander was spinning, through the reader's voice, became as interesting was the taste of Pablum. I had to make myself continue. Reminds me of the sad, woe begotten, sub-plot character, Samantha, in a previous Alexander novel. The Narrator's voice came to life when reading the part of the male characters, particularly the hero. He saved the book. I almost returned it..


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Disappointment that a worthy story was beleaguered both in the written word and in the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait to see what Tamera Alexander writes next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
    Yorktown, VA, United States
    16/08/17
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    "Fantastic Listen!"

    Another fantastic book from Tamera Alexander! Thank you NetGalley for providing an ebook copy but I waited on the audible.com download and purchased this title for a wonderful listen. Readers will gain insight into the struggles African-American student faced, in specific at Tufts University in Nashville, and those who aided them. Entwined in the story is a beautiful romance between a very unlikely couple. The background also includes great tidbits about railroads and the men who built and ran them as well as the very real dangers faced in railroad travel after the Civil War. I plan to re-read (re-listen!) this story, something I don't often do!

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  • A.
    Merritt Island, FL, United States
    14/08/17
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    "Very Good"

    Very enjoyable. I'm recommending it to my friend for her book club. I think they will enjoy it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kathy
    Richardson, TX, United States
    13/08/17
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    "Story was nice enough to stick with it..."

    The narrator does a good job with the tone when voicing different characters, but the cadence makes for a difficult listen. I don't understand why authors aren't extra discriminating when it comes to who voices their novels! I have the feeling I might have rated the story higher if I wasn't so frustrated by the narrator. The way the words were dragged out robotically was a real distraction! The story was historical and sweet but was not one of my favorites by this author. Having said all that, I didn't get a refund, as I could have. The story was good enough for me to stick with it.

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