To Wager Her Heart is the latest from Tamera Alexander. You will meet Alexandra Jamison, on the opening pages of this book, as she is introduced to Silas Rutledge, her father's new colleague. Alexandria does not quite know what to make of this man from Colorado. Silas does not quite fit into the Southern ways of Nashville. Then before you know it, her father begins pushing Alexandria toward marrying a man three times her age!
Once Alexandra refuses her father's plan, she knows she must find a different direction for her life. After her fiance, David had died in a train accident, Alexandra still carries his desire to help educate any freedman wanting to learn. She soon learns of Fisk University, a school right in Nashville, dedicated to training freedmen. Following a fall-out with her parents, Alexandra leaves home with nothing but the clothes on her back, to enter a new world teaching the students at Fisk University. Around the same time, Silas Rutledge is trying to navigate his way, through the business world of Nashville, to acquire the opportunity to become part of bringing a new rail line to the area. Silas soon find that Alexandra is just the person to help him find his way!
This is an interesting tale to follow as you watch Silas and Alexandra learn to navigate in a world new to them both!
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.