Thursday, May 31, 2012
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Series: Grand Tour #1
Published: June 1st by David C. Cook
Pages: 416
Rating: 5/5stars

When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. Even as she explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.


Inky's Blurb: Oh. Wow. It's been so amazing to read this book. I was so excited to get this on NetGalley as a pre-ready. But for all you eager readers of this book don't worry, it's comes out this weekend

I love anything by Lisa T. Bergren. She's got this style of writing that just draws you into the story. she can shape characters almost to perfection. They are lovable, and some are VERY crush worthy. This was that case with Glamorous Illusions as well. Cora was a lovely and independent MC and I appreciated the development in her background.

One of the very interesting things I found in this book was the way the narration took place. You read Cora's POV in 1st person of course since she is the sole character. But there are some scenes where you get a different POV told in 3rd person. I've heard of this happening in some books but it's still very interesting to read.

I love the side cast of characters. The glamorous families and rich lords, to the low servants. I thought there was some great diversity among them. I love the to potential love interests. Pierre is the light hearted flirtatious Frenchmen while Will is the strong, handsome Tour Guide. I really can't wait to see what will happen with Cora and these two in the next book.

It was a very enjoyable story with a rich historical background woven in! I'm so ready for the second book in the Grand Tour Series to see how it continues. Very much in love with Cora's story right now. I highly approve of this latest masterpiece by Lisa T. Bergren.

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A copy was received from publisher for an honest review.

Have you read any of Lisa's books? What did you think? I'd love to hear!

This review is 10% from Inky's brain. 
Use of this review w/out consent is prohibited.


  1. I love the cover. It sounds like the characters are well down, and I love the idea of tagging along on a Grand Tour.

  2. I signed up for netgalley to get this book! I haven't read it yet, but I will start hopefully today or tomorrow. Great review.

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  3. This sounds delightful and I love the cover. Awesome review, i have added this one to my wishlist, so glad you enjoyed it!


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