Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review - Glittering Promises


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 tracking 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 . . .

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.

Learn more about Lisa here:


This is book three in The Grand Tour Series and I've been so anxious to read it! It did not disappoint! You can read this book as a stand alone book, however, you're going to miss out on a great series, so I totally recommend you get the first two books and read them, too. You won't be disappointed! 

We are now in Italy with the group on their Grand Tour and they have been through a lot already. There are more adventures in this book, as well!  

Cora continues to grow and mature in her new life with her biological father and siblings. She has been thrown from being a poor farm girl to a woman with almost unlimited means and moving among the rich and famous. She is now openly dating Will, their guide, and they go through a lot in this book. They have times where they are questioning their relationship - and honestly - so was I. Cora's sister, Vivian, is going through her own relationship issues with Andrew and we see Vivian growing as a person, as well.

The group is still on pins and needles as the threat of kidnapping still hangs over them. They have to travel with guards and they also end up traveling through the smaller cities as protection. Despite these precautions, the group still has problems that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I was totally shocked - shocked - at the turn of events in this book. Out of no where, someone you wouldn't suspect at all, turns out to be a vicious person behind an evil scheme. The web actually grows quite large in this scheme and it was just a great twist to this great book. The ending is very satisfying and brought this series to a wonderful conclusion. It was one of those books that you just sigh with contentment as you read the last page.  

Obviously, I highly recommend this book (and series!). It's well written, the characters are wonderful, and it was just a wonderful story all the way around!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can read more reviews of this book HERE 

Here's the other books in this series...


Blessings - Julie

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave me a message! I love hearing what you have to say and look forward to your comments.