Tamera Alexander's Cordina's Tennessee Teacakes

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, among them the Christy Award and RITA Award. Her deeply drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide. Tamera and her husband reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tameras two USA Today bestselling Southern series. Learn more about Tamera and her books HERE.

Tamera's Latest Book Release - A Note Yet Unsung

 A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are swiftly dashed because the conductor—determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music—bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah's new employer, agrees with him. 

Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville's new orchestra leader. And despite a reluctant muse—and a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head—he must finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city's new opera hall. But far more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music—his father, who is dying. 

As Tate's ailment worsens, he believes Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman's trust when you've robbed her of her dream?

As music moves us to tears yet makes our hearts soar, A Note Yet Unsung captures the splendor of classical music at a time when women's hard-won strides in cultural issues changed not only world history—but the hearts of men. Buy the book HERE. 

You may also enter your chance to win a free copy or other great prizes HERE.

Tamera's Recipe for Cordina’s Tennessee Teacakes

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix again. Add vanilla and flour and mix well. Roll thin (on floured board, cut with cookie or biscuit cutter. Bake at 350 for ten minutes. Dont overcook! Sprinkle with sugar while warm or ice with simple icing. Or, like a beignet, cover with powdered sugar while warm.

Note: If you want more cake-like cookies, roll thicker, about ½ inch in thickness. The thinner the dough, the more like crisp cookies theyll be.

Simple Icing
2 tablespoon softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup Confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk (can add another if needed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Few drops food coloring, if desired

Cut butter into confectioners sugar. Add milk and stir until lumps are gone. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and a few drops of food coloring, stir until combined. Spoon onto cookies or tea cakes and spread with back of spoon. Top with sprinkles while still wet, if desired. Let dry before stacking.