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Synopsis from goodreads.com
Set at Nashville's
historic Belle Meade Plantation, the most influential thoroughbred stud
farm in America's history, To Whisper Her Name weaves the struggles of
real people of the post-war South with the journeys of a man and a woman
scarred by betrayal.
Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man
shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and
gratefully accepts an invitation from "Aunt" Elizabeth Harding, mistress
of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding's head
housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason
Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed
to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught
off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who
seems anything but a Southern gentleman.
Branded a traitor by
some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is
a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to
learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer and former slave,
Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their
As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for
"betraying" the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be