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Friday, October 25, 2013

Glittering Promises...Review

About the book: 
Wealth cannot buy peace … or direction.

For 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.

Glittering Promises isn't all sunshine and Italy and has its fair share of suspense and more than enough drama to last a lifetime. While not my favorite of the Grand Tour series, this is a fitting end to the trilogy.  I am late with my review because this one just took me a long time to finish. The drama of the previous books all comes to a head here and, honestly, it became rather tiresome.

Cora comes to terms with her relationships with her father, her siblings and Will.  Those who would harm her are still on her trail and Rome beckons.  The historical aspects is fascinating and I loved seeing early 20th century Rome. Vivian has completely redeemed herself from the first story and I appreciated her growth and change.

For those interested, while you can read each book as a stand alone, each also picks up directly as the previous one left off and having the back story and history really is essential to your enjoyment.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Lisa T. Bergren here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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  1. I've read all three and do not think the second and third are stand alones. I liked the ending of this trilogy but had some issues with both the second and this last book.

  2. I don't like cliff-hangers or unfinished plot lines.