Award-winning author Lisa T. Bergren presents the conclusion to her 1913 Grand Tour series, in which Cora Kensington, America’s newest heiress, travels to Europe with her newly discovered siblings and friends. Will she lose herself and her faith as she embraces her new identity?
In Glittering Promises, Cora fights to remain true to her roots in the face of relentless pursuit by Pierre de Richelieu, a charming Frenchman. Photojournalists hound her, looking for a good story about America’s newest heiress. Meanwhile, someone wants to physically harm her. Has she found her true love in Will, the tour guide, or will Pierre win her heart? How will she embrace her future – after the tour is over?
Bergren’s Grand Tour series creates a world one can easily picture. Readers enter the world of Edwardian Europe. Bergren provides likeable characters with rich narrative, making it both character and plot-driven. Although one could read this final book without reading the earlier ones, the detailed back story leading up to the events in Glittering Promises is found in Glamorous Illusions, and Grave Consequences, both are well worth reading.
In Glittering Promises, Cora’s rags-to-riches journey continues as she discovers who she really is, who she wants to be, and the price involved in each decision. Will it cost her the love of the man she really wants? How will her decision define her future? Cora discovers that “all that glitters isn’t gold” as she untangles who truly loves her for herself, who wants to control her and her fortune, and what God wants for her life.
Recommended for public collections and school libraries. It will appeal especially to Edwardian historical fiction fans.