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Monday, May 12, 2014

Glittering Promises by Lisa T Bergren


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...

Glittering Promises by Lisa T Bergren is the third and final installment in the Grand Tour Series. I enjoyed this novel, and I thought it was a good ending to the series, though I was not ready to say goodbye to the characters. The plot-line was filled with more suspense, unexpected twists, and grieving occurrences as the Grand Tour came to a close and as the danger that has followed them for two novels comes to a head. I was glad that the love triangle that surrounded Cora finally worked out, but I was not really sure if I liked the way that it occurred. However, as I finished the novel, I liked the set-up of the situation more. The descriptions of rural Italy was beautiful and pulled me in as if I was actually there. I really liked the end of the novel; I thought it was a really sweet ending. I enjoyed how the characters became stronger and how Cora, Felix, and others began to take a stand for themselves and to discover what they were good at. Cora also learned more about what it meant to trust and to follow God as her Heavenly Father even when the rest of the world seemed to be falling apart. Overall, I really enjoyed Glittering Promises and this series, and I look forward to more of Lisa Bergren's writings. I would recommend both the Grand Tour Series and the River of Time Series.
I received this novel for free from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

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