Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren

About the book:


Glamorour Illusions
| Lisa Tawn Bergren

The first book in the Grand Tour series, Glamorous Illusions will take readers on a pilgrimage through Europe-and straight into the soul.

It's the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington's life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. After burying the only father she's ever known, she lost her beau in a tragic accident. Then a stranger comes to call. In one fateful afternoon, Cora discovers that her birth father is a copper king-a man who invites her to tour Europe with her new family. As she travels from England to France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of assuming the family name. And though now she knows more of her true identity, she soon discovers the journey is only beginning.

About Lisa: 

LitfuseLisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. She just finished writing a Colorado historical trilogy (the first book, Breathe, Sing and Claim), and has begun a teen series called River of Time.

Lisa's time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She's married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids-Olivia (15), Emma (12) and Jack (7).

All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For more information on Lisa and to view other books written, please visit her website:

My Take:  A New Series has begun.  This book is another great start to what appears to be another great series by another great author.  The book starts out with Cora returning home from teaching school to find that the farm isn't doing so well and that her father has fallen ill. and she can't help but feel guilty as her parents have given up so much to send her to school.  Her father defies the doctors expectations and gets better only to once again fall ill.  Then one morning as they are trying to figure out what to do a mysterious stranger appears in a fancy buggy at their door.  Cora finds out that this stranger is really her father who just so happens to be one of the richest if not the richest men in the state.  He offers to get them out of their debt and to pay for the finest care for her dad if she comes with him and takes her place as his daughter and goes with his other children on a grand tour of Europe.  Cora reluctantly agrees and is thrown head first in another world that she knows nothing about. 
Can you imagine how you would feel if this were to happen to you?  Everything you know was a lie and you are thrust into a world that is foreign to you and forced to try to get along with people who really only  see you as a threat.
My favorite parts of the book are when Cora tries to get her privileged siblings to see things from a lower classes opinion and not just from their spoiled perspectives. 

I received a book in exchange for my honest review.  If you would like to see what others thought of this book please go here.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm reading this right now and enjoying it. It's different from what I expected (since it's Christian fiction), but it's really good.


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