Litfuse Book Tour: Glittering Promises (The Grand Tour Series, Book 3) by Lisa T. Bergren

Glittering Promises
by Lisa T. Bergren
Copyright 2013
David C. Cook Publishers
ISBN: 9781434764287
The Story:
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 tracking 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 . . .

My Thoughts:
This story has me divided, on one hand I love the setting (who doesn't love Italy?!) and Lisa's style of writing is second to none, however I didn't like either of Cora's love interests. From having read the previous novels, which is a must with this series, my opinions of both Will and Pierre were pretty much set. Glittering Promises took my good opinion and turned it on it's head, so I ended up disappointed
by the time I turned the last page. I'm sorry to say that Will still came across as something of a bossy, possessive guy, who for me, didn't change much for the better in this final installment. Pierre on the other hand, I kinda liked in Glamorous Illusions and Grave Consequences, but my hopes where he was concerned were thrown off of a high cliff, hit a few jagged rocks on the way down, all before sinking into the abyss, never to return. Cora really evolved and changed for the better as the series went, so this book wasn't a complete downer. I enjoyed her transition from poor, country girl to wealthy heiress and the growing confidence she had in herself. As a romance, it's probably pretty obvious that Glittering Promises wasn't my favorite, but as a coming of age tale, it is definitely worth the read, along with the previous two books in the series.

My review of Glamorous Illusions
My review of Grave Consequences

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~

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Read what other reviewers are saying about the book HERE!

Meet Lisa:
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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Giveaway Details!

Lisa T. Bergren is celebrating the release of her new book, Glittering Promisesby giving away a $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma and hosting a fun Facebook party on October 29th.
  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma delivered to your door
  • The three-book Grand Tour set
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 29th. Winner will be announced at the "Glittering Promises" Facebook Author Chat Party on October 29th. Connect with Lisa for an evening of book chat, European trivia, and prizes, and get an exclusive look Lisa's next book.

So grab your copies of the Grand Tour series and join Lisa on the evening of October 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 29th!

Happy Reading!


  1. He sounds all wrong to me too. Great honest review sugar.

    1. Thanks so much, Juju! Hope you're doing well!

  2. So sorry you didn't end up warming up to Will, but I'm glad you enjoyed certain aspects of the novel, Renee. I agree: Cora was a wonderful example of good character growth - particularly considering she was thrown into a situation that could have "destroyed" her.

    1. Thanks, Rissi! I guess they can't all be Marcellos. ;-)

  3. I read the first book in this series, but due to Bergren's tendency to end with cliffhangers, I decided to wait until all 3 were out to read the rest. Now I'm not so sure I will finish. Hmmm.... hard decision! ;)

    1. I definitely say finish the series! Even though this wasn't my favorite of the books, I still liked it.


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