October 26, 2013

Book Review: Glittering Promises by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Danger is right on the heels of Cora Diehl Kensington and her family. Constantly followed and threatened by journalists and a mysterious man with ill intent, the Kensingtons consider abandoning their trip altogether. When they decide to finish the grand tour, a horrifying tragedy strikes. When the danger gets closer and closer, Cora has the feeling that the danger is something, or someone, far more frightening than anyone had planned.
Ahh, Cora. It has been a really good three books. Lisa Bergren has done it again: mixing danger, mystery, history, and just a touch of romance to create a perfect novel.
First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVED the cover. Really, every cover in the Grand Tour Series was fantastic; Glamorous Illusions was my all-time favorite book cover. Also, Lisa has this way of describing the places that Cora visits, it is fascinating, and I felt like I was there! Before reading this series, I did not really care to go on  a European Tour, but by golly, Lisa sure makes it sound beautiful, and fun!
I really loved all the historical tidbits in this book, the author reminded me why I love historical fiction! The characters are so well written, it is as if they are real. In fact, I can see myself being really good friends with Cora.
As much as I loved about the book, there was one thing that I REALLY disliked: The book ended! Oh the nerve, the author only wrote three books in this series? That’s robbery! What am I supposed to do now? ;) In reality though, this series is definitely in my top ten!
Overall, I believe this was one of the most well written series I have ever read. I just loved the setting, the plot was wonderful, and, need I mention Will?  This series will be one of your favorites for sure!

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Lisa T. Bergren is celebrating the release of her new book, Glittering Promisesby giving away a $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma and hosting a fun Facebook party on October 29th.



One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma delivered to your door

  • The three-book Grand Tour set

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 29th. Winner will be announced at the "Glittering Promises" Facebook Author Chat Party on October 29th. Connect with Lisa for an evening of book chat, European trivia, and prizes, and get an exclusive look Lisa's next book.

So grab your copies of the Grand Tour series and join Lisa on the evening of October 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 29th!