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To win her favor / Tamera Alexander.

By: Alexander, Tamera [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Alexander, Tamera. Belle Meade Plantation novel: 2.Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780310343448 (hardback); 0310343445 (hardback); 9780310291077 (paperback); 0310291070 (paperback).Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Horse racing -- Fiction | Belle Meade Plantation (Tenn.) -- History -- Fiction | Tennessee -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Irish -- United States -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. | Christian fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He's come to Nashville hoping to buy land and begin farming, determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. When Maggie's father makes him an offer he shouldn't accept, it includes one tiny detail-- and now Maggie must marry a man she's never met.
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A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.

An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He's come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he'd wagered, especially when Maggie Linden's father makes him an offer he shouldn't accept yet cannot possibly refuse.

Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance--and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder--Maggie's father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail--Maggie must marry a man she's never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.

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A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He's come to Nashville hoping to buy land and begin farming, determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. When Maggie's father makes him an offer he shouldn't accept, it includes one tiny detail-- and now Maggie must marry a man she's never met.

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Library Journal Review

Shortly after the end of the Civil War, -Cullen McGrath, who had been successful in England until a racing scandal almost ruined him, emigrated to Tennessee. Prejudice against the Irish keeps him from purchasing land until he meets Gilbert Linden. -Linden is willing to sell his farm for the cost of back taxes on one condition-McGrath must marry his daughter, Maggie. As men are in short supply after the war, Maggie agrees to the transaction, but she is unsure that she could ever love someone she did not choose for herself. Her dream is to ride her thoroughbred mare in the biggest race in the area. Secrets and violence threaten both the marriage and Maggie's dreams. VERDICT Alexander brings in characters from earlier series titles (To Whisper Her Name), yet this book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. Strong characters, a sense of the times, and the themes of love, friendship, and the importance of loyalty and determination make this a triumph. It will be popular not only with Alexander's many fans but also with readers of Judith Miller and Tracie Peterson.-Margaret -Bentley, Shiawassee Dist. Lib., Owosso, MI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Gifted horsewoman Maggie Linden precludes the financial ruin of her family's estate in the difficult postbellum epoch by agreeing to her ailing father's plea and marrying the stranger who can rescue their inheritance. Cullen McGrath may have cash and charm, but he has a past-plus, he's Irish, something the Nashville elites find unacceptable. And Maggie's determination to race her favorite thoroughbred mare clashes with Cullen's desire to avoid racing at all costs. What is behind his reluctance, and can Maggie trust him with her heart? The unlikely couple must find a way to overcome their own prejudices and unite, heart and mind, as hateful outside forces threaten their home and happiness. Alexander (To Whisper Her Name) continues her ode to the magnificent Belle Meade Plantation, using it to illustrate questions of race, faith, and loyalty that continue to haunt today. Richly drawn secondary characters add depth, humor, and a sobering perspective on how Reconstruction affected racial relations, social status, and economic fortunes. Fans will appreciate, and applaud the smooth merging of social commentary and a sweet love story. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.