Week 2: Special Content for A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

I'm super excited to be sharing some extra content about A Beauty So Rare today and for the next couple of weeks. It's the newest release from one of my favorite Christian Romance authors, Tamera Alexander, and one that I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing.

Scroll on down to view the video Tamera recently posted about the inspiration for this story. Enjoy!

A Beauty So Rare (a Belmont Mansion novel, #2)
A Beauty So Rare 
(Belmont Mansion #2)
by Tamera Alexander

Christian Historical Romance
March 23rd 2014 by Bethany House Publishers


From the USA Today bestselling author of To Whisper Her Name and A Lasting Impression comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to a group of people forgotten by Nashville society--and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.

Eleanor Braddock, a spinster--plain, practical, no stunning Southern beauty--has long since dismissed any hope of marriage. But when a dying soldier whispers his final words, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. But this compassionate deed takes a harsh turn, and Eleanor finds herself dependent upon the richest woman in America and the most despised woman in Nashville--her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, mistress of Belmont Mansion. A clandestine act of kindness leads Eleanor to an unlikely path for her life--building a home for destitute widows and children from the Civil War. And while Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve.

Gerhard Marcus Gottfried, Archduke of the House of Habsburg and fourth in line to the Austrian throne, arrives in Nashville in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Collaborating with botanist Luther Burbank, Marcus seeks to combine his own passion for nature with his expertise in architecture. But his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widow's and children's home run contrary to the wishes of practical, frugal Eleanor, who sees his ideas as costly nonsense.

Yet as the construction project continues, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expected. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor to marry, and even if he were, someone who knows Marcus's secrets is about to reveal them all.


There is also a really fun stop for the 2014 Spring Scavenger Hunt on Tamera's blog here. Definintely check it out!


  1. I love these videos going along with the book! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love these! This book looks really good. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. I'll have a review coming along with three more weeks of extra content. It's been really fun so far!

  4. I've been so thrilled to get to share all the extra stuff! She's a great author!!


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