Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Glamorous Illusions Book Tour Review

I have another wonderful romance/suspense book to tell you about today called Glamorous Illusions written by Lisa T.Bergren. As is my customary way, I like to start off with the excerpt from the back of the book and then tell a little bit about the book and my feelings about it.
Here is the excerpt:
It's the summer of 1913, and Cora Kensington's life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. Not only are the crops failing, but someone dear to Cora is failing as well.

One fateful afternoon,a stranger comes to call, and Cora discovers a terrible secret about her past....a secret that will radically change her future.

Cora is invited to take the "Grand Tour" of Europe, a trip intended to finish a person's education and solidify an understanding of refinement and ancient culture. As she travels from England to France with kin she's never known, Cora encounters the blessings of a family name, as well as the curses. But when an unbidden love begins to form, she realizes there are far greater challenges ahead.....

The first book in the Grand Tour series will take you on a journey of cultural refinement--but, moreover, on an inner journey of self-discovery.
Cora came home from Normal School, which is what they called it, back in those days. It was where some of the better class of children went to get an education. Cora thought she wanted to be a teacher someday. She was on leave from the school for the summer and thought that she would go back after summer was over.

Unfortunately, it did not happen that way. Her parents were not at the train station to meet her and that seemed odd. A fellow neighbor gave her a lift and the closer they got to home, the more Cora knew something was wrong. She flew to the barn where her father laid with his head in her mother's lap. Her mother cried for her to fetch the doctor. Alan had had a stroke, they later found out. It was that turn of events that brought a stranger to their home several weeks later when Alan suffered another attack.

Decisions had to be made and the stranger was not unused to making them. He came, they thought, with good intentions, but underneath it all Mr. Kensington also had another motivation. The farm was on land that they thought might be rich in something that could make Mr. Kensington alot of money. So, he took matters into hand and Cora's future was changed forever.

You will love this book! I wasn't too sure myself but as I read, it got more and more interesting. I will not say anything else as you need to find out for yourself how this book unfolds. You won't be sorry.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.