A Lasting Impression

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Bethany House, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 430 pages
89 Reviews
Blockbuster New Historical Series From Acclaimed Author Tamera Alexander

To create something that will last is Claire Laurent's most fervent desire as an artist. It's also her greatest weakness. When her fraud of a father deals her an unexpected hand, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville, only a year after the War Between the States has ended. Claire's path collides with that of Sutton Monroe, and she considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But when they meet again and he refuses to come to her aid, she realizes she's sorely misjudged the man. Trading an unwanted destiny for an unknown future, Claire finds herself in the middle of Nashville's elite society and believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art may finally be within reach.

All that Sutton Monroe holds dear lies in ruin. He's determined to reclaim his heritage and to make the men who murdered his father pay. But what he discovers on his quest for vengeance reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined.

Set at Nashville's historical Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America in the 1860s, A Lasting Impression showcases the deep, poignant, unforgettable characters that set Tamera's stories apart and provides an inspiring love story that will capture readers' hearts and leave them eager for more.
  

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Tamera Alexander is an excellent writer! - Christianbook.com
I loved all the characters and the plot! - Christianbook.com
This book has such profound insights!! - Christianbook.com
Tamera Alexander is a wonderful writer. - Christianbook.com
The plot moves like a southern dance. - Christianbook.com
The settings are rich and her plot is tense. - Goodreads

Review: A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion #1)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I read this book for book club. I wasn't thrilled that we were reading a Christian Romance book because in the past I have found them preachy and with very little plot. I was pleasantly surprised with ... Read full review

Review: A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion #1)

User Review  - Susan Snodgrass - Goodreads

I have read every single one of Tamera Alexander's books but this one was special to me because it ministered to me during a difficult time in my life. It's sort of like God knew ahead of time what I ... Read full review

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Tamera Alexander is a bestselling, award-winning novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thoughtprovoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers worldwide. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two adult children and Tammy's father.

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