Thursday, October 24, 2013

Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: Glittering Promises

Here's a description of the book:

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 Rating


My Review

The conclusion to the "Grand Tour" series promised to be full of drama - and that promise did not go unfulfilled! From health issues to job woes...from travel dangers to numerous threats to the heart...Glittering Promises is engaging and, overall, satisfying.

This third leg of the journey finds Cora and her group in Italy, spending a lot of time in the countryside, away from the press and those who wish to exploit them. I confess that, while I enjoyed the descriptions of Italy, I did miss the broader variety of adventures and traveling descriptions found in the previous two books. But there were still plenty of twists in this book to keep me interested.

The honest struggles of the characters endeared me to them, especially those of Cora, Will, and Vivian. There are some tough choices to be made, and a lot of startling and saddening happenings and revelations. This is certainly an interesting ending to their tour, let me tell you!

Glittering Promises concludes this series full of romance, glimpses into the past, and tough questions. I loved the insights and new perspectives Cora gained, and I loved the tender moments. And might I add that Cora's big brother is wonderful? (Go Felix!) If you like historical romance, don't miss the Grand Tour!

*With thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion, to be shared during the Litfuse Publicity blog tour.*

About the Author

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. Find out more about Lisa Tawn at

To Buy the Book: click HERE

Blog Tour: Check out the reviews from other blog tour participants HERE.

My Reviews of Other Bergren Books: Deep Harbor (Northern Lights, Book 2), Glamorous Illusions (The Grand Tour, Book 1), Grave Consequences (The Grand Tour, Book 2)

Litfuse Contest

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!


Tales of Whimsy said...

I'm totally curious about her brother now. Great review.

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Thanks for seeing the tour through with me to the end, Amber. I appreciate it! (and the review) :-)

Rissi said...

Felix was wonderful (and I loved that pivotal scene between Cora and Mr. Morgan also) and I was happy that Viv would finally be free of you-know-who. ;)

Loved your review, Amber! You summed up everything very well. So glad this series ended well although I'll miss Cora and company. :)

Amber Holcomb said...


I just love protective big-brother characters. :) Thanks for reading my review!


Amber Holcomb said...


It was my pleasure! I loved taking the tour with your characters and visiting Europe through your descriptions. :)


Amber Holcomb said...


Yes, that was a sweet scene! I loved the familial bonds evident in this installment. :)

Thank you so much for reading my review, and for the kind words! I agree that this was a fitting conclusion (my favorite of the series was probably Grave Consequences), but it is bittersweet to think the tour is complete! (Like the rhyme? ;))


Jillian said...

Hi Amber! I recently heard about you and your books and after reading the summary for Bleeding Heart, I can't wait to read it. :)

Great review! I've yet to read any of the books in this series, although I've heard such high praise. I've read and loved some of Lisa's other books, so I need to get around to reading this series soon!

I've followed your blog and I'm looking forward to reading future posts. :)

Amber Holcomb said...


Welcome to the blog! I'm honored you heard about my debut novel and are looking forward to reading it. :) Hope it blesses you!

And thank you for the kind words about my review! If you enjoy historical romance, this is a fabulous series. Lots of excitement, great travel descriptions, and romantic tension. :) And if you loved some of Lisa's other books, I'm sure you'll love this series!

Thanks for following - I'm following your blog now, as well!