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Glamorous Illusions (2012)

by Lisa Tawn Bergren(Favorite Author)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 5
1434764303 (ISBN13: 9781434764300)
David C Cook
Grand Tour
review 1: Although containing a strong romantic plot, this historical fiction book is much more than a romance novel! This first book of the series is, at the heart, more about personal identity than "who Cora will end up marrying." Artistically, the plot was slow at first, as the author established the reader in the "before everything changed" portion of the story. The writing was skillful and pleasant, dealing discreetly with moral dilemmas as they would be seen in the early 1900s.After young, country-born Cora Diehl finds out that she is the illegitimate daughter of a Montana copper baron, she is whisked away on the Grand Tour of Europe with her newly-discovered (and not at all happy) rich siblings. Wrestling with the farm girl she has always been and the heiress she is now, Cora... more doesn't quite know who she is anymore. Young tour guide Williams hopes to help his new friend sort out her problems...but isn't sure he can help her without being completely captivated by Cora's charming, unconventional ways.By the end of the book, Cora discovers that her identity in Christ defines her much more than the opinion of her unwelcoming siblings--or the opinions of Europe's richest. As the series continues, it remains to be seen whether tour guide William will let Cora see how much he cares...or if the gallant Lord Richelieu will win her hand instead!
review 2: A young woman trying to come to grips with who she truly is after discovering her true parentage. Cora is a simple girl of simple means discovering her biological father is a man of wealth and stature, unlike the man who raised her. Her biological father enters her life and Cora must ask herself who she is and what she stands for. Charming Christian HF novel set in 1913 dealing with self discovery, facing challenges and determining your own destiny. My only criticism - the story address illegitimacy in an unrealistic manner for this specific era. Despite the slight flaw this is a charming fast paced read. I was given a copy from David C. Cook Publishing less
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Lisa T. Bergren never ceases to impress me! absolutely love it!
Loved this book. Can't wait to start the next in this series.
This series is amazing I love them so much!
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