Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren

Glittering Promises
by Lisa T. Bergren
Grand Tour series, Book 3
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance / Suspense
Available October 2013
David C. Cook
464 pages




About the Book
Lisa T. Bergren's popular Grand Tour series concludes as Cora Kensington journeys farther into Italy, wrestles with a terrible ultimatum from her father, and comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her.

America's newest heiress must decide if her potential fortune is rationale enough to give up her freedom and all that God is leading her toward. And when her newly-discovered siblings are threatened with ruin, her quandary deepens. Then as Cora nears Rome, more journalists are track the news story of the decade-"Copper Cora," the rags-to-riches girl-and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, a charming Italian countess decides that if Cora isn't going to claim Will's heart, she might just try...

My Thoughts
After trekking across Europe with the Kensington and Morgan clans for three whole books, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite series ... ever! Glittering Promises was a great conclusion!!!

Cora's angst as she labored over her decision between two suitors was so real. While some readers have been frustrated by the continuation of the love triangle, I thought it was more about the fact that she realized it was such a huge decision. She didn't want to mess up. I can remember feeling the same way at different times in my life (though not about my husband!), so it really resonated with me.

One of my favorite aspects of the entire book was how the siblings were finally figuring out how to be family. Cora seemed to come into her own a bit more, and at various times, I could really see how they embraced her more fully. While that was somewhat expected, there were quite a few things that were NOT. I obviously don't want to ruin the story for anyone, but there were several moments that I went, "WHAT?! I definitely didn't THAT coming!"

I was so pleased that the ending to this series was as wonderful as it was. I'm definitely not ready for the series to be over, though, and would love to read more about these families if the author ever chooses to write more! [5 stars]

Note: These books are not stand alone books and should be read in the order in which they were written: Glamorous Illusions, Grave Consequences, and Glittering Promises.

I received a free copy of this book from David C. Cook & Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs.

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