Forgiveness. That's all Claire Elise Laurent wants. After forging paintings worth thousands of dollars, she simply wishes that her painting skills could be used for paintings of her own, not repeated copies of an obscure artist. When her parents, or, since her mother died, her father’s art gallery is robbed, and her father stabbed, she sets off hastily, taking the advice of her “uncle,” Antoine. In Nashville, she is at a loss for words. She has no home, no family, and no one who could help her get back up on her feet. That all changes with a church pew, an untimely acquaintance, and a small hope that she will be accepted as something other than a forger.
A Lasting Impression was phenomenal! With vivid, lively descriptions, the reader can view the luxuriously elegant Belmont Mansion. Using breathtaking details and characters so real the reader feels as if talking to them, Tamara Alexander has written a book that will not be soon forgotten. One would have neither problems nor criticisms of this book, other than minor doctrinal errors, depending on one’s beliefs. Any reader can find this book to be one of the most researched, stunningly descriptive, and heart-warming tales of this year.
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