A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression

Large Print - 2011
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To create something that will last is Claire Laurent's most fervent desire as an artist. It's also her greatest weakness. When her fraud of a father deals her an unexpected hand, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville only a year after the War Between the States has ended. Claire's path collides with that of Sutton Monroe, and she considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But when they meet again and he refuses to come to her aid, she realizes she's sorely misjudged the man. Trading an unwanted destiny for an unknown future, Claire finds herself in the middle of Nashville's elite society and believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art may finally be within reach.

All that Sutton Monroe holds dear lies in ruin. He's determined to reclaim his heritage and to make the men who murdered his father pay. But what he discovers on his quest for vengeance reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined.



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"To create something that will last is Claire Laurent's most fervent desire as an artist. It's also her greatest weakness. When her fraud of a father deals her an unexpected hand, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville, only a year after the War Between the States has ended. Claire's path collides with that of Sutton Monroe, and she considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But when they meet again and he refuses to come to her aid, she realizes she's sorely misjudged the man. Trading an unwanted destiny for an unknown future, Claire finds herself in the middle of Nashville's elite society and believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art may finally be within reach. All that Sutton Monroe holds dear lies in ruin. He's determined to reclaim his heritage and to make the men who murdered his father pay. But what he discovers on his quest for vengeance reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined" -- Cover verso.

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After an unwanted past, Claire strives to create something that will last as an artist among Nashville's elite society in the 1860s. (religious fiction). Simultaneous.
Claire Laurent hides her disreputable past as she strives to achieve her dreams of artistic greatness, but when she meets young lawyer Sutton Monroe, she worries that she should reveal the truth to those who have helped her.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781611732498
1611732492
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT CHR Alexander, T 300.1 2011
Characteristics: 679 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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catfishmo
Apr 12, 2018

434 pages

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JoyceHenson
Jul 26, 2017

Loved it. The author is very true to historic facts but has generously added her own touch. The small bits of humour were well appreciated and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

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apycheung
Jan 13, 2017

Good read!

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olemissann
Apr 12, 2016

A historical romance novel set in Nashville and centered around Belmont Mansion and Nashville society leader Adelicia Acklen.

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LadySugar
Oct 23, 2013

Outstanding book! highly recommended

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Katrunie
Aug 31, 2012

This was such a wonderful book! So well written, I just ate it up!

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Sep 23, 2013

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LadySugar
Oct 23, 2013

Be still my heart! this was quite an enjoyable read!

Get ready to be transfixed as Tamera Alexander takes you on a journey to the stunning Belmont Mansion in historical Nashville owned by the Nashville elite, Mrs. Adelica Acklen
Meet Clarie Laurent, a vivid painter who is trying to escape the guilt of her past and she flees to Belmont to begin again. However, she discovers that forgetting one's past is not easy especially since people from her past keep reminding her.

Be convinced of the romance that develops between Claire and the highly intelligent, gorgeous lawyer Sutton. The author paints vivid pictures with outstanding character development that draw emotion from the reader
As with all Tamera Alexander books, get ready to read and not stop until it is over!

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