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To Whisper Her Name (Belle Meade Plantation) by Tamera Alexander {Review}

Historically accurate, compelling new series from award-winning, bestselling author Tamera Alexander.

Set within the remarkable history of Nashville’s historic Belle Meade Plantation, To Whisper Her Name weaves real historical characters of the post-war South with the journeys of a man and a woman both disillusioned by betrayal.

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from “Aunt” Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding’s housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth’s husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Caring for an ill Aunt Elizabeth, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a southern-born man who-unbeknownst to her and everyone else-fought for the Union.

Determined to learn “the gift” that Belle Meade’s head horse trainer, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him, while harboring secrets that threaten his life.

As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for “betraying” the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again…

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