A Beauty So Rare: A Belmont Mansion Novel

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Center Point Pub, May 1, 2014 - Fiction - 500 pages
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Eleanor Braddock — plain, practical, no stunning Southern beauty — knows she will never marry. But with a dying soldier’s last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America — and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Eleanor down a far different path — building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve of this endeavor.

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Some terrific antagonists, with great characterization. - Christianbook.com
I also loved the banter between Marcus and Eleanor. - Christianbook.com
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Tamera Alexander delivers again!

User Review  - Jolene - Christianbook.com

Eleanor Braddock's arrival at Belmont Mansion relieves some financial difficulties, but presents a new set of complications. Her wealthy and demanding aunt, Adelicia Acklen, provides her with a place ... Read full review

Great Historical Novel

User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

This is a 5-star plus book. I had never read this author's books before, but I loved this one. The story is set in Nashville after the Civil War. The main characters are Eleanor Braddock, Aunt ... Read full review

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