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Monday, June 25, 2012

Glamorous Illusions: The Grand Tour Series, by Lisa T. Bergeren

Glamorous Illusions: The Grand Tour Series, by Lisa T. Bergeren

David C. Cook
The setting is the early 1900s, when it was the tradition for wealthy young adults to take a ‘Grand Tour of Europe’ to broaden their minds and see other cultures.  Cora Diehl just arrived off the train from her first year at normal school where she is training to become a teacher.  When her father suffers a stroke, her whole world turns upside down.  Cora is determined to keep the farm running so her parents can pay off loans and she can return to college, but her father’s health takes a turn for the worse, and Cora's life turns upside down when her previously unknown birth father, shows up and presents her with a shocking choice.  Cora returns to Butte, Montana with him to join with her half siblings on a grand tour of Europe.  Cora must deal with her worry for her parents, her anger over their decision to not tell her of her parentage, a new father, and siblings who are shocked and angry, all while traveling around Europe.

This is a great read.  I cannot wait for the next installment; I will definitely read them all.  The characters are strong with a desire to turn to the Lord for his strength, and Bergren tells the story through multiple eyes allowing the reader to develop a relationship with them.  Bergeren does a beautiful job of describing the fashions and the scenery.  This is a great choice for readers who prefer their romances to come with a little extra including suspense, history, and heart tugging sorrow.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by David C. Cook on June 1, 2012.

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