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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander


About the book:
Claire Laurent's greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she's forced to flee her home, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe, who shows her kindness by not turning her in to authorities. But when he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach--but only if her past remains hidden. 

The Federal Army destroyed Sutton's home, confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family's honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined--as well as the woman he loves. 

Set at Nashville's historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Adelicia Acklen, A Lasting Impression is a sweeping love story about a nation mending after war, the redemption of those wounded, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves--and each other--for who they really are.

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My thoughts:

I've had this book on my shelf for a while now, but I just never got around to reading it until recently. I think the cover is gorgeous and A Lasting Impression is one of those books you can judge by its cover! The story was very good and, even though it was a slower read for me, I loved it!

I loved the art aspect and the characters. Adelicia Acklen was one of my favorite characters in A Lasting Impression; it was neat how she was a real person and yet she was in this fictional novel quite a bit. :) I loved that!

I really felt for the main character - Claire. Having such guilt for her past work as a forger and then this opportunity to start fresh. I respected her desire to tell no more lies and some of her other actions towards the end of the book.

Overall, A Lasting Impression was a beautiful novel with history, romance, and some intrigue. I recommend it to fans of this genre and I am looking forward to reading more of Tamera Alexander's novels in the near future.
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4 comments:

  1. I read A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander, and absolutely loved it! I have A Lasting Impression and can't wait to read it, great review!

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    1. I have A Beauty So Rare on my to-read-soon list. So glad you loved it, Lakin! :) Thanks for commenting!

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  2. I LOVED this book as well. I haven't read one book by Tamera Alexander that I didn't enjoy!

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    1. I think A Lasting Impression is the first book I've read by Tamera Alexander, but I can already tell that she is a talented author! :)

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