This is the third book by Tamera Alexander that I have read. See my review for Inheritance here. I have enjoyed them all, but in my opinion her writing has gotten even better. In A Lasting Impression, Claire Laurent is an artist with a desire to create a masterpiece. She starts out in an unfortunate situation that only gets worse. Being suddenly uprooted from New Orleans, she heads to Nashville alone. Once there, she meets an interesting man and lands a promising job at Belmont Mansion, but can she keep her past a secret. Written with beautiful prose and distinct characters, the narrative flows quickly and smoothly. Everything about it is memorable: time period, settings, characters, theme. I would highly recommend Tamera Alexander as an author and especially this book: A Lasting Impression.
Thanks to Litfuse who provided my review copy in exchange for my honest opinions.
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Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party from Tamera Alexander!
While Tamera and her book, A Lasting Impression, are traveling across the country virtually (with a few international stops as well!), she will be hosting a Kindle Fire Giveaway (11/4 - 11/15) and preparing for a lavish Southern-Style Facebook Party (11/15) (dripping with hospitality, of course). She will be giving away Southern Food Baskets, books, and an array of other fabulous freebies! Don't miss a minute of the fun. Swoon!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Brand New Kindle Fire (shipped as soon as it releases)
- A copy of A Lasting Impression and 3 other special books Tamera wants you
to have (for Kindle)
Winner will be announced at A Lasting Impression Facebook Party on the 15th. Tamera will be wrapping up the A Lasting Impression celebration with an author chat and giving away Southern Food Baskets (Loveless Cafe Food Baskets, books, Amazon & Starbucks gift certificates, and copies of Christy Jordan's Southern Plate cookbook), six gift certificates to Starbucks and Amazon.com, and copies of A Lasting Impression! So grab your copy of A Lasting Impression (it's okay if you don't have one yet- you might win one!) and join Tamera on the evening of November 15th for an author chat, a trivia contest (How much do you know about the 1860's?) and lots of Southern-inspired giveaways (complete listing here).