Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (8)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
Claire opened her mouth to accept when three jarring images flashed through her mind--of breaking the delicate china of her possible future employer, of spilling spiced tea all over Mrs. Bunting's best ensemble, and of not getting the job. Her mouth went dry at the thought of declining, but she shook her head. "No thank you, ma'am.  But thank you for your generosity."
From A Lasting Impression by Tamara Alexander

About A Lasting Impression

Claire Laurent's greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she's forced to flee her home, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe, who shows her kindness by not turning her in to authorities. But when he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach—but only if her past remains hidden.

The Federal Army destroyed Sutton's home, confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family's honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined—as well as the woman he loves.

Set at Nashville's historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Adelicia Acklen, A Lasting Impression is a sweeping love story about a nation mending after war, the redemption of those wounded, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves—and each other—for who they really are.


Rebecca McKinnon said...

Okay, I want that dress on the cover! Here's my TT: http://thecrookedword.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesdays-12.html

Alice Audrey said...

Would those things happen by accident or on purpose?

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

Marcie said...

Interesting teaser. Love the dress! Here's a link to my tt: http://www.2readornot2read.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesday-november-8-2011.html

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