A Lasting Impression : Belmont Mansion

  • by Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by Linda Stephens
  • Series: Belmont Mansion
  • 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

“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.
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- Sundancer "A"

Truly enjoyed this book.

Loved the characters and the history. I can't wait to read more by this author.
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- Jaguar1212

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books