About the Book
In a town battered and bruised by war, one woman embarks upon an impossible search–and one man must face the past in the very place that almost destroyed him. Tennessee, 1866. According to the last letter Irish immigrant Catriona O’Toole received from her twin brother, Ryan, he was being dispatched to Franklin, Tennessee, where–as a conscripted Confederate soldier–he likely endured the bloody Battle of Franklin that claimed the lives of thousands. Catriona leaves behind the lush green of their Irish homeland in search of him, with nothing to her name except the sum of cash Ryan sent to their family. Now the sole provider for her seven-year-old spitfire sister, Nora, Catriona hopes to reunite the siblings–the only surviving members of their devastated family. Wade Cunningham is a former Federal soldier who now works for the newly formed United States Secret Service and is trying to uncover counterfeiting rings in the postwar South. In order to infiltrate their sophisticated enterprise, he must pose as a former Confederate in Franklin–a town where counterfeit greenbacks run rampant. When Wade meets Catriona, he is immediately intrigued by her and the little redheaded scamp in her care–but what he doesn’t anticipate is that the cash in Catriona’s possession is some of the most convincing counterfeit money he’s ever seen. Soon the object of Wade’s affection is also the suspect in a major crime–one he’s expected to prosecute. With rich historical detail and multifaceted prose, USA TODAY bestselling author Tamera Alexander tells a riveting tale of truth, betrayal, and unlikely romance that unveils the many shades of God’s perfect redemption.
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In My Opinion
I have been to the Carnton Plantation and I have walked among the graves of the Confederate soldiers in the cemetery just taking shape in Colors of Truth. Tamera Alexander brings that history (and more) to life.
Catriona is determined and headstrong, Wade is intelligent and capable but also undercover. From their first meeting, these two are drawn to the other but both have their missions before them. The romance between them is a slow burning build to the satisfying conclusion.
There’s a touch of mystery with the counterfeiting as well as what happened to Catriona’s brother. And of course, there’s so much history infused in this book, the reader is transported to Franklin, TN in 1866 (a year after the Battle of Franklin highlighted in the first book of the Carnton series). But deep down, at its core, Colors of Truth is a story of acceptance and healing.
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