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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Mandie’s Thoughts – This is the first book I’ve read by Tamera Alexander but as soon as I saw the cover I knew I wanted to read it. I love Historical Fiction and this one didn’t disappoint. It was set in a historical mansion (that I now want to visit!) in Nashville.
The main character Claire is forced by her father to paint faux paintings but she escapes to Nashville where she then works at the mansion. Claire meets Sutton Monroe who is a local attorney. He takes on the case for the disgruntle art buyers and it puts a hamper in the feelings he is developing.
A Lasting Impression has complex characters and painted a glorious mental picture. I can’t wait to read the next in this incredibly well written series.
I received a copy of this book for my honest review, no other compensation was received.