Friday, November 04, 2011

A LASTING IMPRESSION

This is my first Tamera Alexander book, and for the life of me I can't figure out why! Just started it this week so I haven't finished, but already I'm intrigued and look forward to finding out what happens.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Lasting Impression
Bethany House (November 1, 2011)
by
Tamera Alexander




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of Rekindled, Revealed and Remembered, the critically acclaimed Fountain Creek Chronicles historical series with Bethany House Publishers. Her second historical series, Timber Ridge Reflections (From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, and Within My Heart) continue her signature style of deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose which has earned her devoted readers—and multiple industry awards.



These awards include the 2009 and 2008 Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the 2010 and 2007 RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2010 and 2007 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2010 HOLT Medallion, the 2007 Bookseller’s Best Award, the 2007 National Reader's Choice Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction for 2006, among others.



Tamera's newest novel A Lasting Impression is the first of a brand new three-book Southern historical series, and the first two chapters are available for review. She's at work on her ninth novel which will release in fall 2012.



After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville, Tennessee, along with Tamera's father, Doug, and with their two adult children who live near by. And don't forget Jack, their precious--and precocious--silky terrier.



ABOUT THE BOOK



To create something that will last is Claire Laurent's most fervent desire as an artist. It's also her greatest weakness. When her fraud of a father deals her an unexpected hand, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville, only a year after the War Between the States has ended. Claire's path collides with that of Sutton Monroe, and she considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But when they meet again and he refuses to come to her aid, she realizes she's sorely misjudged the man. Trading an unwanted destiny for an unknown future, Claire finds herself in the middle of Nashville's elite society and believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art may finally be within reach.



All that Sutton Monroe holds dear lies in ruin. He's determined to reclaim his heritage and to make the men who murdered his father pay. But what he discovers on his quest for vengeance reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined.



Set at Nashville's historical Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America in the 1860s, A Lasting Impression showcases the deep, poignant, unforgettable characters that set Tamera's stories apart and provides an inspiring love story that will capture readers' hearts and leave them eager for more.



If you would like to read the first chapter of A Lasting Impression, go HERE.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A BRIDE'S PORTRAIT
of Dodge City, Kansas


What a fabulous story! And I am NOT saying that because I'm biased :D Erica crafted a historical that is sure to keep you turning pages even when you know you should be doing something else. In A Bride's Portrait we have a heroine that is well ahead of her time and ready to take charge of her own life, and a hero that will make you swoon. Even better--we have two story lines for double the fun. I LOVE the mystery and the details that complement the story and sweep you into another time and place. This is the perfect way to lose yourself in an adventure that is sure to entertain!

On a personal note, if you've never met Erica you must stop her at the next conference and spend a few minutes with this wonderful lady. Her walk matches her talk, and she is a godly woman and faithful friend.

Congratulations, Erica! Job well done.

Back Cover:

Adeline Reid, once the sweetheart of a notorious train robber, is determined to keep her shady past a secret and her heart protected. Her newfound focus on her work has gained her two things--a successful protrait studio in Dodge City, Kansas, and a life free of romance.

Unfortunately, Addie's inquisitiveness brings trouble back into her life when she unwittingly holds a clue that can expose a killer's identity.

Will she find herself looking down the end of a gun barrel, or will a handsome deputy nab the murderer before the shooting starts?

Having risen above his dirt-poor childhood, Miles Carr is living the dream of his life--working as a deputy to his hero, Bat Masterson. But when the investigation of a shopkeeper's murder leads him to the aloof Adeline Reid's portrait studio, his focus becomes skewed. Can Miles keep his mind on the case with a pretty photographer in his sights?

BIO:

Even though Erica Vetsch has set aside her career teaching history to high school students in order to homeschool her own children, but her love of history hasn't faded. Erica's favorite books are historical novels and history books, and one of her greatest thrills is stumbling across some obscure historical factoid that makes her imagination leap. She’s continually amazed at how God has allowed her to use her passion for history, romance, and daydreaming to craft historical romances that entertain readers and glorify Him. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, Erica is the company bookkeeper for her family’s lumber business, a mother of two terrific teens, wife to a man who is her total opposite and yet her soul mate, and an avid museum patron.

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