ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
These awards include the 2009 and 2008 Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the 2010 and 2007 RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2010 and 2007 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2010 HOLT Medallion, the 2007 Bookseller’s Best Award, the 2007 National Reader's Choice Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction for 2006, among others.
Tamera's newest novel A Lasting Impression is the first of a brand new three-book Southern historical series, and the first two chapters are available for review. She's at work on her ninth novel which will release in fall 2012.
After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville, Tennessee, along with Tamera's father, Doug, and with their two adult children who live near by. And don't forget Jack, their precious--and precocious--silky terrier.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Set at Nashville's historical Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America in the 1860s, A Lasting Impression showcases the deep, poignant, unforgettable characters that set Tamera's stories apart and provides an inspiring love story that will capture readers' hearts and leave them eager for more.
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Lasting Impression, go HERE.
BOOK REVIEW:As someone who has dabbled in art and oil painting, I loved reading about Claire's talent. It was sad to read about her life growing up and how she was forced into her father's business. Reading about the historical Belmont Mansion made me want to visit it and I could only imagine what it must have looked like in the day of Adelicia Acklen!
Claire has spunk, and she needs it to get through her hard times and you can feel the sizzle between Claire and Sutton, but each page makes you wonder if they'll get past the issue of trust and Claire's hidden past.
This book is filled with riches, revenge, love, high society and mystery and when all stirred up, quite a good read!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA