I Love This Historical Fiction Series (5 Stars)
Glittering Promises (The Grand Tour Series #3) by Lisa T. Bergren (David C. Cook – Oct. 1, 2013)
This is the third book in this series and I do hope there will be a fourth! I have loved traveling throughout Europe with this strange mixture of family, friends, and foes. During their tour of Europe they saw many of God’s splendor in His creations, yet they also saw evidence of man’s creations that were now in ruins, crumbled, torn down. That’s like us, we can build on our own or we can build on our relationship with Jesus, that’s something that will be here for eternity.
It’s hard to write a review about the second or third book in a series without letting some information out, so I do warn you…if you haven’t read the first two books in this series, please just take my word for it and go read them…this is an excellent series.
Cora Deihl Kenninston is surrounded by family and friends and bodyguards on this trip through Europe. At first you think all the troubles from Book 2 are over with, but never let down your guard! Cora is still searching for the right thing to do with her newfound position in life and her lady’s maid, Anna, had some very good advise for her. She said, “I’ve rarely seen money make anyone a better person, but I’ve seen it destroy many….happiness depends on how a body uses what the Lord gives them. Seek His will out, Miss Cora.” Sounds like pretty good advise for us too! Cora has tried all summer to fit in with her new family and new way of life, only to be miserable. Will she decide on Will or Pierre? Are the threats to her life over or really just beginning? Finally Cora realized something important, “about how grand it was of God, to sort out the glittering promises of my life and make it clear what was truth and what was a lie. What I could cling to, count on, and what I could not.”
God does work in mysterious ways and that is what happened with Cora on this Grand Tour. So many joyous moments, so many sad moments, and so many terrified moments. But God brought them all together to make sense of the whole trip and show her that her true heritage lies with Jesus!
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We have the first two books in this series in the Media Center and I’ll order this book as soon as it comes out!
A Little Info About Lisa:
Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over forty books, with more than 2.5 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, Colorado.