Friday, November 11, 2011

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander and TWO Giveaways!

Here's another chance for you to learn about Tamera Alexander's newest book, A Lasting Impression.

I'm also letting you in on Tamera's Kindle Fire Giveaway....and, my own giveaway for my extra copy of A Lasting Impression!

YAY for you!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A fake. A forger. More than anything, Claire Laurent longs for the chance to live an authentic life, to become the woman she wants to be. And she'll be given that choice. But will it come at too costly a price?

You can read even more about A Lasting Impression HERE.

MY THOUGHTS:
I truly empathized with Claire. She was put in a very difficult situation by her parents - forging paintings. I know we must take responsibility for
our choices, but when Claire was first told to do this, she was young and how do you defy your parents, even though it IS wrong?! Just that dilemma alone (and the thought of her past ever being revealed) held me captive throughout the book.

I loved the time period and the rich setting of Belmont. What a beautiful sounding place! I wasn't sure if I liked Adelicia or not, but apparently, that's how she was in real life (one moment a bit hard; the next, as sweet as cream). I really liked how Tamera wove a real historical character into her fictionalized story. I must say that I didn't approve of the drinking mentioned at the parties. I understood the time period and social set; I just don't think it ever needs to be mentioned.

Overall, I enjoyed Claire's story!

See what the other Litfuse reviewers are saying about A Lasting Impression HERE!

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And, now here are the TWO giveaways for you!

TA Campaign
Tamera and her publisher, Bethany House, are hosting A Lasting Impression Kindle Fire Giveaway a Southern-Style Facebook party with a TON of Giveaways! (Click on the banner to the left for all of the details and to enter!)

And, I am giving away my extra copy to one of my readers! You can follow the instructions below to enter MY giveaway!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Want to WIN IT? One winner will receive a copy of Tamera's newest book, A Lasting Impression. To enter, tell me the most recent book you've read and whether you liked it or not! For additional entries (must do above to qualify for extra entries!),
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Entries that do not fulfill guidelines will be deleted, so read carefully!
Entries accepted until Sunday, November 27, 11:59 PM (EST).
Winner(s) will be chosen by random.org and winner(s) will be notified by email. Winner(s) must confirm prize email within 48 hours or another winner(s) will be chosen.


Thank you to Tamera and Bethany House through Litfuse for sending me a copy to read and review!

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