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 religious romance!

Although I enjoy passion in my stories, if tastefully done, I also enjoy the ones where the draw between H/H is palpable and without any physical touching as it is here with this storyline. I feel it makes the story somehow better since all the feelings and the rise of passion is evoked in the reader without adding in sexual scenes, and thus delivering a more satisfying story.
I enjoyed the book overall and can honestly say that the narration ruined it for Tamera Alexander. The voices seemed so old even those belonging to little kids. I also agree with one reviewer whom stated some things mentioned in the book were not historically accurate like Sutton taking care of the heroine alone day and night (would not have happened that time period). I also agree with her in Tamara's portrayal of those characters over 40 appearing ancient. Yes people did not live long those days but I don't know a 48 year old nowadays who acts old. Again, I still feel this is well worth the credit.
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- Cam

Book Details

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