From Christy and RITA Award-winning author Tamera Alexander comes a novel about the difference between knowing who you are--and knowing who you want to become.
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 from New Orleans to Nashville only a year after the War Between the States has ended, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe. She considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But after he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged the man. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville's society, Claire believes her dream to create a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach--but only if her fraudulent past remains hidden.
The Federal Army has destroyed Sutton's home and confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family's honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him and to right a grievous wrong 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 Mrs. 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.
About The Author:
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the Christy Award, the RITA Award, and the Carol Award. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband have returned to their native South and live in Tennessee, where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children.
Are you a fan of Christian historical fiction?
Are you looking for a great read to finish off your Christmas holidays?
Then you have to read A Lasting Impression!
Not only does it have a fantastic storyline, which amazing characters that you can totally relate to in their life experiences, but it is absolutely evident that the author has done some extensive research to make the book so real to us readers. The book also has a great amount of Biblical truths taught throughout without being overly preachy. Redemption and forgiveness are two of the predominant themes throughout the book, and approached in honest and worthy manners. One other theme I got as I read through A Lasting Impression was just how much we impact people, even when we don't realize! A life of integrity is one to be replicated, especially when God is at the center of it, as was seen in this book!
A delightful read that I highly recommend and give a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase A Lasting Impression at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***