Claire Laurent is involved in a web of lies and deceit and can scarcely find her way out. She forges paintings in her family's gallery partially in order to gain her father's approval...and carry on the artistic legacy of her deceased mother. When things go horribly wrong, Claire is sent to Nashville from the bustling city of New Orleans, Louisiana, where, after an unfortunate turn of events, she finds herself at the mercy of a local pastor, his wife...and a handsome parishioner there who just may be able to help her find a place in Nashville.
Unbeknownst to her new found friends, Claire continues to run and dodge her past at every turn--trying valiantly to turn over a new leaf amongst some of Nashville's most elite society. Along the path of carving out a new life for herself, Claire becomes the personal liason of Nashville's wealthiest widow and businesswoman: Adelicia Acklen. This real-life historical figure is accurately and creatively depicted through Ms. Alexander's words. She gives Mrs. Acklen a depth and vivid place in the story, while still staying true to this amazing woman's history.
This book touches on not only a critical time in America's Southern history, but also the journey of one young woman to find a new identity--solely her own--in Christ. Filled with mystery, romance, wit and heart, this latest offering of Tamera Alexander's to the fiction market is sure to please, uplift and excite her faithful readers, and those who are new to her brilliant gift of storytelling.
*I was given this book for free from Bethany House Publishers*