A beauty so rare: Belmont Mansion Series, Book 2

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Pink is not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight.

Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock 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.

Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows' and children's home run contrary to Eleanor's wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor, and even if he were, someone who knows his secrets is about to reveal them all.

From USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander 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.

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9781470397364
9781470397340
147039734
9781628990775
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subject_facet Architects -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Christian fiction, American, Downloadable audio books, FICTION / Romance / Historical / General, Large type books, Love stories, American, Orphans -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Southern States -- History -- 1865-1877 -- Fiction, Upper class -- Tennessee -- Fiction, Women and war -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
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title_full A Beauty So Rare Belmont Mansion Series, Book 2, A beauty so rare / Tamera Alexander, A beauty so rare [electronic resource] / Tamera Alexander, A beauty so rare [sound recording] / Tamera Alexander, A beauty so rare [text (large print)] / Tamera Alexander
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