From Book 1: Book 1 in the blockbuster historical series from USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander. Books 2 & 3 - CBA bestsellers A Beauty So Rare (bk 2) and A Note Yet Unsung (bk 3) - now available. 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 historic 1850s 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. The second standalone novel* in the Belmont Mansion series, A Beauty So Rare, is now available. The third standalone novel, A Note Yet Unsung, releases February 2017. *All of Tamera's Belmont Mansion novels are complete stories within themselves. The "series" part of the novels is the historic Belmont Mansion setting in Nashville and some of the secondary characters.