By Tamera Alexander
After an undesirable prior, Claire strives to create whatever that would final as an artist between Nashville's elite society within the 1860s.
Claire Laurent's maximum aspiration is to color whatever that may convey her acclaim. but her father insists she paintings as a copyist. A forger. while she's compelled to escape her domestic, her direction collides with lawyer Sutton Monroe, who exhibits her kindness by way of no longer turning her in to experts. but if he later refuses to come back to her relief, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. discovering herself one of the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of making a long-lasting effect on this planet of artwork is inside of reach--but provided that her earlier continues to be hidden.
The Federal military destroyed Sutton's domestic, confiscated his land, and threatens to damage his family's honor. His decision to reclaim what belongs to him unearths a fact which could expense him greater than he ever imagined--as good because the lady he loves.
Set at Nashville's ancient Belmont Mansion, a beautiful antebellum manor equipped via Adelicia Acklen, a long-lasting influence is a sweeping love tale a couple of country mending after conflict, the redemption of these wounded, and the braveness of a guy and girl to work out themselves--and each one other--for who they are surely
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She was what the locals call a carlin of ugly mein, just what children imagined when they thought of a wicked witch. I tried to wear my bitterness at life’s disappointments lightly and not inflict my unhappiness on the world, but not so Mistress MacLaren, and her perpetual anger had warped her expression into something unpleasant. “ ’Tis Reverend MacNeil,” she whispered back excitedly. I could smell whisky on her breath. This was not uncommon. “The De’il was seen abroad last night and Callum was sent tae fetch him o’er.
They call whisky the water of life here in Scotland, and having withstood a couple of their weeklong storms I understand why. Without some help for the nerves, the weather would be unendurable. As it was, there still were suicides every winter. At home we called it cabin fever. Here they said a man had gone sea-daft. After getting some food, I sat down and began to read. Chapter Two Moving onward with eyes shut…I was met by a blast of wind which seemed to work altogether beyond the common operations of nature…I caught it by the handful as I passed.
I had some proficiency at French and Latin and a smattering of Gaelic, a mild talent for drawing and storytelling, and minimal competence in the kitchen and with a needle, but that was it. Of course I could remarry. As more than one person had put it, my face was my fortune. But I had turned my mind against this idea. Marriage had not suited me the first time; I would not willingly enter into it again. That would be quite unfair to whomever I wedded. My corroded heart was still filled with uncharitableness and general distrust of men.
A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion, Book 1) by Tamera Alexander