Review of Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren


Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren

Age Range: Adult (appropriate for teens, too)

Series: The Grand Tour #3

Genre: Historical fiction/Romance/Christian

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (October 1, 2013)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Wealth cannot buy peace … or direction.
Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She
discovered the family she never knew she had, and may have even found
the love she longs for in Will. And yet her life has just become
infinitely more challenging …
Hounded by
journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress,
Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still
embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, she
begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that
threatens to pull them apart.
Complicating matters
is the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and the increased
demands on her time and attention. Cora must stand up for what she
believes—regardless of how that might challenge current family and
cultural norms—in order to remain true to who she really is.
And as she glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it’s time to decide Who and what defines her … and who and what does not.

About the Author:

Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over
forty books, with more than 2.5 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, Colorado.

My Thoughts:

A nice ending for a beautiful series. Glittering Promises is the third
and final book in the Grand Tour series and picks up where the second
book left off.

Cora and Will are openly courting now and their relationship comes with
challenges that neither of them anticipated. Will has increasing doubts
about Cora’s new wealth and status, while Cora suffers from bouts of
jealousy. Pierre is still in the mix, doing his best to convince Cora to
choose him instead of Will. Danger lurks in the shadows and Cora and
her family will discover that they might not know their friends as well
as they thought.

I absolutely loved the first two books in the series. The characters are
well developed and believable in all the books, but I wish we had seen
more of some characters in this final one. Hugh and Nell were only
mentioned in passing, and even Pierre made very few appearances. I
especially wanted to see Hugh more since I had grown to like him in the
second book.

Will makes some desperate and hasty choices in this book, and he allows
his thoughts to wander away from Cora a bit, spurring both her jealousy
and his. I wasn’t fond of that part of the story. Throughout the rest of
the series, Will has been a strong and steadfast character (for the
most part). I could understand his problem with Cora’s wealth and
position, but I didn’t like some of his decisions.

Regardless, I still enjoyed the book immensely. The author created a
distinct feel to the series that I found addicting. It was calm and
beautiful, peppered with page turning danger and heartfelt moments.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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