Colors of Truth

Colors of Truth Review

Based on the real history of Carnton, an antebellum home that served as a Confederate hospital, Colors of Truth follows the journey of an Irish immigrant arriving in a country where her kind isn’t wanted, and of a former Federal soldier returning to the scene of a battle that almost destroyed him.

In 1866 Catriona O’Toole arrives in the town of Franklin, Tennessee, searching for her younger brother, Ryan, who, according to his last letter, was headed for Franklin only days before the catastrophic Battle of Franklin. Ryan’s last note contained a stack of cash—enough money to bring his entire family across the ocean from Ireland. But after disease and illness tear through County Antrim and the O’Toole family, only Catriona and her seven-year old sister Nora are left to make the journey.

Wade Cunningham, one of ten operatives in the newly formed United States Secret Service Agency, is on the hunt for counterfeiters. A tip leads him to Franklin and to Carnton, the home of wealthy Tennessean John McGavock. The recent murder of a fellow agent mandates that Wade keep his true identity hidden, as well as his past service in the Federal Army. But when he receives a note bearing only the name of the deceased agent, he realizes someone in town already knows who he really is.

As evidence in the case mounts, it eventually points to Catriona, but Wade is slow to want to believe it. Because his heart is swiftly becoming hers. However, Catriona’s sole focus is to find her brother and to provide a home and safety for her sister. In doing that, she somehow finds herself part of a burial committee for the over two thousand Confederate soldiers who were hastily buried in a field following the Battle of Franklin—and her deepest fear is that Ryan’s body is among those shallow graves.

Title:Colors of Truth
Edition Language:English

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  • Susan Snodgrass

    'As hard as it is to face the truth, it's even harder to live with a lie.'In 1866 Franklin, Tennessee, Catriona O'Toole arrives with her little sister Nora to search for their brother Ryan. His last l...

  • Dana Michael

    Tamera Alexander knows history. She knows romance. This book was so well written that I could hardly put it down. She develops her characters with such depth and allows the reader to watch them grow a...

  • Staci

    Strong characters and steeped in history. This second of the Carnton Series is set during Reconstruction, 1866, Franklin, Tennessee.Catriona O'Toole travels with her much younger sister Nora from Irel...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    In 1866, Catriona O’Toole from County Antrim Ireland arrives in Franklin Tennessee with her little sister Nora and desperately hoping to find her twin brother Ryan. When he and his friends arrived i...

  • Megan

    Everytime I read a historical fiction novel by Tamera I am transported into a different time period. The way she describes the scenes makes you feel like you are in their world. A world much different...

  • Monique

    Colors of Truth by Tamera Alexander takes plays at the Carnton House, and takes into account the real history of the house that served as a confederate field hospital and was right next to a major bat...

  • Loraine

    Catriona O'Toole and her sister, Nora, have come to America to escape Ireland and find their brother Ryan who has been drafted into the Confederate Army. Wade Cunningham is a member of the newly forme...

  • Tamara

    Colors of Truth was a delight to read as is anything written by Tamera Alexander. I don’t think anything that I have read by Ms. Alexander has been anything less than stellar. Her characters are ric...

  • Shonda

    This book worked its way into every fiber of my being! The characters were fantastic and felt like family. My emotions were electrified with each page and I felt it to my very soul. The history writte...

  • Kaitlyn S.

    This was an interesting book for me to read -- having lived my whole life in the south, I am quite a southern girl at heart. I've walked the battlefields at Franklin and Nashville and Stone's River, I...