Monday, May 12, 2014
Grave Consequences by Lisa T Bergren
For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her new found family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger. And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.
Grave Consequences by Lisa T Bergren is the second novel in the Grand Tour series. I enjoyed this novel, and I thought it had a good mix of romance, suspense, and mystery. The plot line was well written, and its speed varied from slow to quick paced as the story moved along. At some points the novel did seem to drag, but I still enjoyed understanding more about Cora and Will's characters during those times. The story alternated between the first person point of view of Cora and the third person perspective of Will. The descriptions of Europe, particularly Austria, France, and Italy, were spectacular, and I enjoyed seeing the beautiful landscapes and architecture through Cora and her siblings' eyes. The characters were well-developed, and I liked learning more about the personalities and characteristics of Cora, Will, Pierre, the Morgan family, and the Kensington family. Will and Pierre were wonderful foils in their differences of personality, and Cora faced difficult decisions in deciding between them. Cora also had to learn to understand and to love her new family even when they were difficult to deal with. Her family in turn began to love and to trust Cora as one of their own, which helped add to the warmth of the novel. Overall I really enjoyed this novel, and I would highly recommend the Grand Tour Series to anyone looking for young adult novels that include romance, mystery, danger, and international travel.
I received this book for free from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.