Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression

by Tamera Alexander

Claire Elise Laurent is an art forger, having been forced into a double life by her father and uncle. When her life is put in danger, her father sends her to live in Nashville from their home in New Orleans. When she goes to work for Adelicia Acklen, owner of Belmont Mansion, she crosses paths with Sutton Monroe, an attorney who is investigating art forgeries. What will happen between them when she is found out?

I wanted to like this book, but it moved too slowly for my liking. The characters were interesting to me, and I did find myself caring about what happened between Claire and Sutton, and also what would happen when her forgeries were found out. So I should have liked this more than I did. I tried several times to get into the book, but I never did feel enough emotional investment to keep caring what happened. I feel the story line was a bit too dragged out for my taste.

That being said, I would have to give this book a 3.

About the author:

Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the Christy Award, the RITA Award, and the Carol Award. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband have returned to their native South and live in Tennessee, where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children. Visit her website at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from 
Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Are we the same person? Seriously, how often do we react similarly to books?

  2. I know! I purposely held off reading your review until I was done with mine! This book just didn't do it for me...I was surprised by all of the positive reviews on Amazon...