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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Tamera Alexander has won numerous awards, including the Christy Award and RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance.

Set in Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, A Lasting Impression is an affecting tale of romance between an aspiring artist and a man determined to rise from near ruin.

©2011 Tamera Alexander (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“Alexander does a lovely job of representing the historical details … without letting the facts distract from a tenderly told love story.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Don't get me wrong - the voice actor has a very pleasant voice. I just didn't enjoy listening to her read from the perspective of a 19-year-old young woman character and very little differentiation between any of the other characters. The book just seems wrong on so many levels. I don't think audible made it clear that it was an inspirational romance first off (my mistake) and there were situations that seem highly unlikely in mid-19th-century among the wealthy and affluent. Sutton spending many hours in the late day in Claire's bedroom keeping her awake after a head injury, for one. More than a big issue for me was the portrayal about the mental faculties of a 48-year-old man. They talk about him like he was 108. I found the book to be fussy and so slow, even though I was interested in the story and finding out how it ended. I still have 3 hours to go and I don't think I can stand it anymore. I buy books that I can read or listen to again and again and I won't be listening to this one again. This book is more than painful. Historical detail aside - Save your credit.

More than an hour and a half to go and the author just portrayed a woman that can't be 50 with serious dementia. This seems to be a continuous theme throughout.

After re-reading reviews from others, I feel certain that these people didn't actually read the book but skimmed through it.

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A religious romance!

Although I enjoy passion in my stories, if tastefully done, I also enjoy the ones where the draw between H/H is palpable and without any physical touching as it is here with this storyline. I feel it makes the story somehow better since all the feelings and the rise of passion is evoked in the reader without adding in sexual scenes, and thus delivering a more satisfying story.
I enjoyed the book overall and can honestly say that the narration ruined it for Tamera Alexander. The voices seemed so old even those belonging to little kids. I also agree with one reviewer whom stated some things mentioned in the book were not historically accurate like Sutton taking care of the heroine alone day and night (would not have happened that time period). I also agree with her in Tamara's portrayal of those characters over 40 appearing ancient. Yes people did not live long those days but I don't know a 48 year old nowadays who acts old. Again, I still feel this is well worth the credit.

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Another good story from Tamera Alexander

This is a great story. There is nothing cliché in this book. I liked the surprise ending.

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great story

Great story! But, the narrator's voice was too old for most characters in the book. I had to keep reminding myself that the characters were mostly 19 - 35 year olds.

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Truly enjoyed this book.

Loved the characters and the history. I can't wait to read more by this author.

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Captivating!<br />

One of the best books I have listened to! Sweet, captivating, satisfying! I loved the many threads, twists and unexpected turns in the story! I am looking for more from this author!

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A Lasting Impression

I found this book, to be spellbinding. I look forward to listening to more of your books. GOD bless you as you write.

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Entertaining period story that helps bring Belmont to life.

This novel helps paint a history and story arose no the mansion that remains today. Enjoy a trip through what could have been life at Belmont.

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Tiresome, Slow, Boring

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I usually enjoy a book by the author but the narrator killed it for me. At chapter 26, and only because of the fast forward button, I just can't listen any longer. The reader brings nothing to the table, nineteen year old girl made out to be, in my mind, tired, unintresting and middle aged, as were all the characters. Could not form an attachment to any of them. Sorry this was such a disappointment. i would have tried the sequel but it being read by the same person will keep that from happening.

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The Belmont Mansion Series!

I loved all the books and could not stop listening. It was a great series!

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  • Roslyn
  • 05-13-17

An uplifting story

If you after a nourishing story - romantic, spiritual, beautifully written, this book has it all. Tamera Alexander is a wonderful author. Just loved this book.