Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Lasting Impression
Bethany House (November 1, 2011)
Tamera Alexander


Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of Rekindled, Revealed and Remembered, the critically acclaimed Fountain Creek Chronicles historical series with Bethany House Publishers. Her second historical series, Timber Ridge Reflections (From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, and Within My Heart) continue her signature style of deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose which has earned her devoted readers—and multiple industry awards.

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.


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.

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.

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Tamera can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

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Amber at Seasons of Humility
Amy at Bow of Bronze
Amy at My Life
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April at Projecting A
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Georgiana said...

How is it possible that I'm first? LOL! Scheduled for Friday.

Amber S. said...

Post should go up Friday at:


Hopefully there will be a full review - if not, I will post my thoughts so far and then get a full review up ASAP! :)


Betsy St. Amant said...

Thursday scheduled!

A Cooking Bookworm said...


Ruth said...


CarlybirdK said...


Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Posted live today at A Fictional Life. Review coming later today and giveaway included.

Jill said...

My post is up on Artistic Blogger.

Tarasview said...


Brittanie said...


Jasmine said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Charity said...

Posted with review! Loved this book!!!!


IE Mommy said...


Theme Wedding said...

Thanks for review !!!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

Winter said...

I'm posted, haven't quite finished the book review to come later.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great book!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=9829

Running behind - still reading this but so far I love it. Of course I always love Tamera's books. Hope to have time to review tomorrow.

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up!

Lynn said...


Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here

Amber S. said...

Just wanted to add that my first post (Friday's) includes the author and book information, along with my partial thoughts, and my full review is scheduled to go up on Saturday. :)


A grand book!! :)


Deanna said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Finally got a review up in a separate post. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=9847