Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction, Tamera Alexander
From the Back Cover: 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.
“A Lasting Impression” explores the South and a nation mending in 1866, just after the end of the Civil War which ended in 1865. Ms. Alexander deals with the historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor, built by Adelicia Acklen in Nashville. Ms. Alexander explores the theme of making revenge and what it can do to a person as Sutton Monroe wants to find and kill the person who murdered his father. Ms. Alexander also explores the theme of real versus phony as Claire Laurent is really a fine artist but, due to her father, is wanted for painting counterfeiting. Tamera Alexander has written a well done novel that I recommend highly.
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