About the Book:
I had forgotten how much I loved Tamera's writing. It's been a long time, too long, since I've read one of her titles. I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN! I think that's all you need to know.
But let's go back to the story. I don't normally like books around the time of the Civil War. I just hate to read about so much blatant racism and oh the awful crimes and acts (there weren't a ton in this story but one is more than enough) and being a woman of color it makes it hard (I think I've said this a time or two) for me to read these things comfortably. Kind of how I felt about watching Roots. Cringe worthy great movie. But Tamera's books are usually so good I felt like I could deal with it. And I was not disappointed. She's not shy about the criminal racist acts but I was able to make it through and even feel optimistic about the futures of those wronged. In To Win Her Favor Tamera sheds light on the fact that African Americans were not the only ones discriminated against. It is what it is. You can't change the past and Tamera doesn't try to do that. And I did not try to skim through it.
On the main storyline Tamera's main character, Maggie, was one I could feel empathy for. She was introduced to us with all her young girl struggles at the beginning and we got the chance to champion for her. We also got to know Cullen even better (in my opinion) and really champion for him. Both of these characters were well developed enough that the reader (that's me) could feel something when they were wronged or when good things happened.
The Belle Mead Plantation and races horses feature prominently in the story again. This is the running theme in all the Belle Mead Plantation Novels
I will say that although this is pretty clean fiction some of the scenes between Maggie and Cullen were a tad bit on the steamy side. I kind of felt that the descriptions could have stopped a bit before they actually did. It wasn't too bad but it didn't add anything to the story for me and could have been left out.
This book is actually part two in a series but can easily be read as a stand alone.
If you like Period Christian fiction I think you'll enjoy To Win Her Favor.
Check out Tamera's website to read a juicy 3 chapter sample of To Win Her Favor.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Litfuse Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”