I scored an advance copy of Tamera Alexander’s new release coming in May. Make a note or pre-order it now.
I’ve reviewed Tamera’s books before and she’s one of a few historical writers whose books I automatically move to the top of Mt. TBR. I’ve loved them all.
TO WIN HER FAVOR is set in post-Civil War Nashville. Margaret Linden and her father are about to lose their family farm and home to auction. An Irishman offers to buy the farm. Irish are not welcomed in Nashville and Maggie is horrified to learn that not only is her father going to sell to Cullen McGrath, but her father wants her to marry Cullen to be sure she has a home and someone to take care of her when he dies.
Maggie has raised a thoroughbred mare and hopes to race her. Bourbon Belle is fast. Cullen knows the world of European racing and has no intentions of getting involved in the sport ever again.
As Maggie and Cullen’s relationship grows, each finds it difficult to keep a secret from the other. I enjoyed watching their love and relationship evolve through the course of the book, though not without some true-to-life hiccups.
Maggie learns some hard lessons about herself and her attitudes toward others. Cullen suffered devastating losses before coming to Nashville and learns he can be happy again.
As I said above, pre-order this one now! You won’t be sorry.