Blog Tour: A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion, Book 1) by Tamera Alexander

A Lasting Impression
by Tamera Alexander
Copyright 2011
Bethany House Publishers
432 pages
ISBN: 9780764206221
The hopes and dreams of many Americans were crushed following the Civil War and the nation was never the same. Two very different people, one a forger of fine art and the other an attorney looking out for his employer's best interest, cross paths in post-bellum all in the shadow of Belmont Mansion and its mistress. Can two people from different worlds  set aside their pasts and look ahead to a future of love or will their lives be crushed by lies and deceptions? A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander is truly a work of art.

In this masterfully told story of hope and second chances, the splendor of one of the country's finest homes provides a backdrop for a story that will capture your attention completely. It's a rarity to find a book with such a gorgeous setting let alone one with a cast of characters such as those created by Ms. Alexander. Not only will you hear the fans flapping in the hands of young ladies in Belmont's ballroom but you also feel every emotion and struggle faced by Claire. At times it's a pure nervousness, wondering whether or not Claire's past will be discovered.

If you're a fan of Tamera's previous works this story is very different but her traditional attention to detail and "real" character's are present. With this book Tamera has proven that she's not just a writer of westerns but southern fiction as well. This is no 3-hour quick read but a thick, juicy novel to savor and treasure like a bright, sunny day.

To read what others are saying about the book go HERE.

*I received my complimentary copy through Litfuse Publicity group in exchange for posting this honest review.*


Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party from Tamera Alexander!

While Tamera and her book,  A Lasting Impression, are traveling across the country virtually

(with a few international stops as well!), she will be hosting a Kindle 

Fire Giveaway (11/4 - 11/15) and preparing for a lavish Southern-Style Facebook Party (11/15) (dripping with hospitality, of course). She will be giving away Southern Food

Baskets, books, and an array of other fabulous freebies! Don't miss a
minute of the fun. Swoon!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Brand New Kindle Fire (shipped as soon as it releases)
  • A copy of A Lasting Impression and 3 other special books Tamera wants you to have (for Kindle)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on November 15th. Winner will be announced at A Lasting Impression Facebook Party on the 15th. Tamera will be wrapping up the A Lasting Impression celebration
with an author chat and giving away Southern Food Baskets (Loveless
Cafe Food Baskets, books, Amazon & Starbucks gift certificates, and
copies of Christy Jordan's Southern Plate cookbook), six gift certificates to Starbucks and, and copies of A Lasting Impression! So grab your copy of A Lasting Impression (it's
okay if you don't have one yet- you might win one!) and join Tamera on
the evening of November 15th for an author chat, a trivia contest (How
much do you know about the 1860's?) and lots of Southern-inspired
giveaways (complete listing here).

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 15th!



  1. Glad to hear this book is "different." I just finished another one of Tamera's series and no matter how much I wanted to like it, I just didn't warm to it.

    This cover art is gorgeous and the book sounds good... so I am willing to try another one of her works.

  2. Wonderful review, Renee, and I so agree! I just finished writing my review (to be posted in about an hour, which will be midnight my time!). This is definitely different than her other books but yet trademark Tamera Alexander at the same time, and I loved it!! And I definitely agree that this is "thick, juicy novel to savor" - great way to put it! :)


  3. I thought her last book (Within My Heart) had a different feel to it too, but I loved it. I'm such a huge fan of Tamera Alexander I would follow her anywhere. :)

    I did end up finding a copy of this btw. I missed both Litfuse and CBFA tours of this one, but I did grab it from Bethany House (whew!). Looking forward to reading it.

  4. @ Rissi- I loved her debut, Rekindled and while I enjoyed her other books they never quite measured up...until this one! I hope you like it if you give it a try. :-)

    @ Amber- Glad you liked it! It's definitely one of the best books I've read this year.

    @ Juju- Thanks for your comment, I always appreciate them. :-)

    @ Joy- YAY! I had this on my PBS list for you but I'm so glad you got it. Thanks for letting me know. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee


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