Claire Laurent wants aught to a greater extent than than to cash inward one’s chips a famous painter, but she spends her days ikon forgeries for her begetter to sell inward his New Orleans fine art gallery. When her begetter is killed during a robbery, she flees to Nashville. Homeless as well as penniless, she spends the nighttime inward a church, where she learns of a labor chance as well as meets attorney Sutton Monroe. As Claire as well as Sutton cash inward one’s chips acquainted, she realizes he is the type of homo she could trust her pump to … but when her past times comes calling, volition he live able to forgive her?
My take: I’ve long been fascinated past times the Civil War period, as well as I enjoyed this aspect at Nashville inward the fourth dimension but next the war. I don’t oftentimes intend nigh what life was similar subsequently the war—and Alexander does a bully labor of showing the number the state of war had on people both rich as well as poor.
As for the story, I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t captivated. Claire, Sutton, as well as Adelicia (the possessor of Belmont Mansion, where Claire works) are all intriguing characters, as well as the romance betwixt Claire as well as Sutton is believable. Throw inward a adult woman scorned as well as an unexpected plot twist, as well as yous should stimulate got a winner. So what’s the problem? I’m non sure—I but didn’t connect amongst it emotionally.
I’ve seen what other bloggers are saying, as well as I seem to live an anomaly. So if yous similar historical fiction, consider checking this mass out. I give A Lasting Impression 3-1/2 out of v stars.
(Side note: Isn’t the encompass gorgeous? That dress! And I intend the model looks but similar Natascha McElhone from The Truman Show.)
About the author: Tamera Alexander is a best-selling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, as well as poignant prose resonate amongst readers. Having lived inward Colorado for seventeen years, she as well as her married adult man right away brand their dwelling inward Nashville Tennessee, along amongst their 2 adult children who alive nigh by. And don’t forget Jack, their precious—and precocious—silky terrier. For to a greater extent than data delight see www.tameraalexander.com.
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