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
"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.
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.
"Truly enjoyed this book."
Loved the characters and the history. I can't wait to read more by this author.
"The Belmont Mansion Series!"
I loved all the books and could not stop listening. It was a great series!
"Another good story from Tamera Alexander "
This is a great story. There is nothing cliché in this book. I liked the surprise ending.
I absolutely loved this book has to be my favorite of hers that I have read
Loved the history entwined in the story. The narrator did a great job in her use of the French language as well.
"decent. very predictable plot."
worth a listen once. i really like the narrator from gone with the wind that's why i grabbed this one. story is ok but very predictable and then ends abruptly with no real feeling of resolution because there was never any tension because you know how it's going to end...
"Charming story with great narration"
Beautifully written, unique and easy listening story with historical basis. A really fun listen enhanced by a great narrator.
I am loving all the books by Tamera Alexander! There are so many layers of plot lines and suspense that they are much better than most historical romances!
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