By Tamera Alexander
After an undesirable previous, Claire strives to create anything that would final as an artist between Nashville's elite society within the 1860s.
Claire Laurent's maximum aspiration is to color whatever that would carry her acclaim. but her father insists she paintings as a copyist. A forger. whilst she's compelled to escape her domestic, her course collides with legal professional Sutton Monroe, who indicates her kindness through no longer turning her in to professionals. but if he later refuses to come back to her relief, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. discovering herself one of the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of making a long-lasting effect on this planet of artwork is inside of reach--but provided that her previous continues to be hidden.
The Federal military destroyed Sutton's domestic, confiscated his land, and threatens to break his family's honor. His selection to reclaim what belongs to him unearths a fact which may fee him greater than he ever imagined--as good because the lady he loves.
Set at Nashville's ancient Belmont Mansion, a gorgeous antebellum manor equipped by way of Adelicia Acklen, an enduring influence is a sweeping love tale a few kingdom mending after warfare, the redemption of these wounded, and the braveness of a guy and girl to work out themselves--and each one other--for who they are surely
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Probably he was going to wait a couple or three months for payment. We knew that. He did too. The city council and Mayor Sims forever dragged feet when it came to cutting checks. Just so she'd be able to meet whatever bills had to be paid to keep the city viable, payroll, electric and so on, the city clerk squirreled away money in secret accounts. No one talked about that either, though it was common knowledge. "Could be a while before you get your fee," I told him as I passed the clipboard back.
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