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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamera Alexander Narrator: Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Belmont Mansion Novels Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781464038617
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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.

Set at Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alexander does a lovely job of representing the historical details…without letting the facts distract from a tenderly told love story.” Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kuks | 3/29/2016

    " Tamera is always a fav of mine. She takes you back to the past with the characters and gives you a pretty clear view of what life was like in that place and time. I learnt a lesson or two from the characters in this book. Not to judge people before getting to know them and that if you fall get back up. This book is about getting to know what you want in life and shows some pretty strong female characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SLK | 1/26/2014

    " Period story set in New Orleans and Tennesee. Loved reading about the estate that the majority of the novel was set at. It was well depicted. The talent that Claire had, her appreciation and love for art, the artworks depicted, and the story of the patroness caught my interest and made for a wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this story. It was a fun look into life at Belmont Mansion in Nashville, but also told the story of a girl who was a bit unconventional and was a painter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Salatin | 1/14/2014

    " Loved this book! I actually cried in parts of it. Tamara Alexander is very moving. This is one I'm going to add to my library and keep to read over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/6/2014

    " I liked this book quite a bit, but it did drag a little at times... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckie Wendorf | 1/5/2014

    " First book I had read by this author and it was very good. Think I will try a few more by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 1/5/2014

    " Mrs. Alexander has a great talent and I cannot wait to read more of her books. I got drawn into Claire and Sutton's story from the beginning and the ending was amazing and flowed seamlessly with the whole book. I enjoyed how the characters changed and grew over the course of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather B | 12/31/2013

    " It was a really great book, you could feel the emotions and fear as well as longer for answers. She was brought out of the trap she was in and brought to a better place with bigger opportunity's for her and met amazing people along the way. You could feel the work of God and the questioning within herself (a battle between good and bad per say)and then when the longing was filled by the Lord you can envision the change in her life. Her coming out and wanting to be honest to those she loved.. the book overall was very touching in many ways to my own life and helped and also got me wondering too. Thanks Tamera!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/28/2013

    " Pretty good genre fiction. (Christian historical romance) Enjoyable diversion. Followers of this type of book will really like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophia | 12/19/2013

    " It was slow, less Christian than most which I appreciated. There was still kissing and longing ect. It was a slow read for me and a long book but, overall it was enjoyable. I'd probably read more from this author her characters are very believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 11/21/2013

    " I liked it, but I think that still my favorite Alexander book is "Inheritance". I do look forward to additional books from this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Fluegge | 10/30/2013

    " Quite simply, I loved this book and could hardly put it down! Tamera Alexander is an amazing author! The story line was unique and well-written. The historical aspect of it intrigued me. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djenii | 9/28/2013

    " Cant wait for more from this series ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 9/24/2013

    " Really loved this! Couldn't put it down and always looked forward to the end of the day when I could get comfy in bed and continue the story. I was genuinely sad to reach the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 9/15/2013

    " A Lasting Impression was my first Tamara Alexander book. I doubt it will be my last. Her heroine Claire Laurent is living a lie and trying to escape her past. But can she? The settings are rich and her plot is tense. What more could I ask? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Be Awesome Be A Book Nut | 6/9/2013

    " It was cute, you could tell it was a christian novel. Not amazing, just a typical sweet romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Tucker | 5/10/2013

    " Although I did enjoy Tamera Alexanders previous works, I was engrossed in this one. It had me from start to finish, without any chapter lulls. Intrigue, beauty, danger, and a romance. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dickerson | 4/15/2013

    " As a graduate of Belmont College, now University, I was excited to see this novel's setting at Belmont Mansion. The beautifully descriptive writing did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 2/28/2013

    " This was quite an interesting and detailed story. I liked learning at the end that several of the characters were real and that the main setting is a real place. I liked how the characters changed over time. Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 12/2/2012

    " it was beautifully set. I believe the climax of the book could have been sooner with a little more action to it. But as always I love Tamera. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina Overton | 8/31/2012

    " Another historical Christian book that takes place at Belmont Mansion. Having visited Belmont several times, I could imagine the characters walking the halls and rooms of Belmont. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennah | 6/20/2012

    " I loved the story!! It should be made into a movie!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Hart | 6/3/2012

    " Loved this book! I can't wait to go to Belmont mansion and walk around the rooms described in the book! Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kept me interested the whole time and a great storyline!! "

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