A Lasting Impression by TaMera Alexander
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “Claire Laurent's greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she's forced to flee her home, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe, who shows her kindness by not turning her in to authorities. But when he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach—but only if her past remains hidden.
The Federal Army destroyed Sutton's home, confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family's honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined—as well as the woman he loves.
Set at Nashville's historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Adelicia Acklen, A Lasting Impression is a sweeping love story about a nation mending after war, the redemption of those wounded, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves—and each other—for who they really are.”
Why I like this cover: Ever since I first saw it,I totally fell in love with it. And I do mean totally. Starting with my absolute favorite thing, her dress. It’s such a beautiful, dark, royal blue. I love the color. Then, did you notice the lace at the bottom? It’s a thick border, sort of gold and black. And take a second look at her sleeves…kinda looks like little strings of black beads! Beautiful effect, I think. And more of the trim around the sleeves and the top of the dress. I think the way she’s looking back is really cool. Like she’s thinking a smile. I think she has just a tad of pink lipstick on. Her hair…such a pretty brown! Goes perfectly with the dress. And finally, last but not least, the whole background. It’s definitely elegant. White pillars, white engraving type stuff on the ceiling…even a mirror! Oh, and I forgot to mention that I love the way she’s holding up her dress. Just plain romantic, I think!
Definitely hoping to read this book someday! Anyone else read it? What did you think?