Book Review: Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren


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Title: Glittering Promises
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Pages: 464
Series: Grand Tour #3
3 STARS: It Was OK

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 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…

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, but this last book in the series was just okay for me. It felt slow probably because I’m not really familiar with Europe so the descriptions were longer than I’d prefer and many of the places blurred together for me. I think overall if the book was shorter it would have felt fast paced, but I don’t think fast paced is the goal for this series. All of the books give beautiful descriptions of Europe and its history. Glittering Promises specifically shows us the beautiful cities and countryside of Italy.

I loved the characters of this series. It was nice to think back on book one and see how far they have come. Cora has been through a lot. She was asked to endure a lot through this final book though her trials this time where much different than the first books. Will drove me a little crazy. He seemed a bit hypocritical with his jealousy of Pierre. I wanted more between Will and Cora, but them trying to find their way together was the major plot. I enjoyed hearing more of Vivian this time. She was stronger and more kind.

After the first half of the book things really picked up, and then I loved it. If you read the first two in the book you have to read this final leg of their journey across Europe. The ending was beautiful and the excitement made my heart speed up.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( kidnapping, injury, fighting )

I received the ARC ebook from David C. Cook via NetGalley. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren”

  1. Laura- Great! I think you'll love the Italy references since you've been there. If you thought book 2 was long this one might feel long too. I thought this one felt even longer for me, especially the first half. After that it picks up.


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