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So read my review of Lisa T. Bergren's latest book, get a copy for yourself, and then go enter to win that iPad!
about the book...
The Powerful, Epic Romance Continues, Book 2 in Lisa T. Begren's Grand Tour series
For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future-her very life-depends on the decisions she'll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her new-found family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone's plans in danger.
And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.
Intrigue, drama, and romance abound in the worthy second addition to the Grand Tour Series. I have been looking forward to the opportunity to revisit the engaging characters first introduced to us in "Glamorous Illusions", having especially come to feel great fondness for Cora Kensington as she seeks to find her place in a world so different than the one she grew up in. Grave Consequences finds a more mature and less naive Cora, but one still struggling to figure out who God has made her to be, something we can all relate to. No matter our age, it seems that at times that question re-emerges as we consider our purpose, our role in life. Cora continues to stand out as a character to care about, and the numerous supporting cast add some delightful moments to the story. Female readers will especially appreciate many of the scenes that explore Cora's heart that is being tugged in different directions. The setting of beautiful European locales and the tension in the story add a wonderful romantic flavor to the story, not to mention the two men vying for Cora's heart.
For what my opinion is worth, I did feel the book could have been shortened somewhat (it is over 400 pages) in order to keep up the pacing. A few of the scenes dragged for me in the middle, which I wasn't expecting. However, the end fairly flew by! On the whole there is much to celebrate about the story, and I am definitely looking forward to the third book in the series.
I give this book a solid recommendation and a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, David C. Cook, and Litfuse publicity group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
about the author...
Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs.
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