Lisa T. Bergren’s popular Grand Tour series concludes as Cora Kensington journeys farther into Italy, wrestles with a terrible ultimatum from her father, and comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her.
America’s newest heiress must decide if her potential fortune is rationale enough to give up her freedom and all that God is leading her toward. And when her newly-discovered siblings are threatened with ruin, her quandary deepens. Then as Cora nears Rome, more journalists are track the news story of the decade—“Copper Cora,” the rags-to-riches girl—and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, a charming Italian countess decides that if Cora isn’t going to claim Will’s heart, she might just try…
Romance, intrigue and and self discovery convalesce in Glittering Promises, the last book in Lisa Bergren’s Grand Tour series. For three books readers have been drawn in to the captivating world of the rich and infamous while exploring the architectural and cultural marvels of Europe via proxy. The third instalment is as nuanced historically as its predecessors with the perfect landscape physically and emotionally for a complex coming of age story.
Pursued by exploitive and dangerous kidnappers, Cora, her siblings, travel companions and William McCabe refuse to be sequester themselves in Italy’s opulent villas in spite of the strong arming tactics of the family patriarch. They continue their journey and recognize that it has irrevocably bonded them together, whether desired or not. With tenuous relationships and new family ties constantly put to the test, Cora is desperate to find her true identity in the midst of her colliding worlds. William too must face his struggle with his self worth as a man while battling jealousy and feelings of inadequacy. Lisa executes several daring plot twists flawlessly while maintaing the integrity of the characters and themes that have been imbedded within the story since the onset. In fact, it is these risks that keeps the storyline fresh and builds tension to the very end.
As much a story about spiritual awakening and personal acceptance as it is a romantic suspense, Glittering Promises is the satisfying conclusion that readers having been seeking for this rags to riches tale.