Thursday, June 14, 2012

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren

About the book:

The first book in the Grand Tour series, Glamorous Illusions will take readers on a pilgrimage through Europe-and straight into the soul.

It's the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington's life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. After burying the only father she's ever known, she lost her beau in a tragic accident. Then a stranger comes to call. In one fateful afternoon, Cora discovers that her birth father is a copper king-a man who invites her to tour Europe with her new family. As she travels from England to France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of assuming the family name. And though now she knows more of her true identity, she soon discovers the journey is only beginning.

About the Author:

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. She just finished writing a Colorado historical trilogy (the first book,Breathe, Sing and Claim), and has begun a teen series called River of Time.

Lisa's time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She's married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids-Olivia (15), Emma (12) and Jack (7).

All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For more information on Lisa and to view other books written, please visit her website:

My Review:

5 Stars

What a grand adventure this book is. I just loved every minute of this book from page one to the final page and can not wait to read the rest in the series. Lisa Tawn Bergren does an amazing job at bringing this story to life and knows how to write in narratives which is just awesome. Oh, before I forget I just love, love, love the cover. Its the type of the cover that would make me want to buy the book without even reading the back.

I really loved Cora's character and can't even begin to imagine what it was like for her to go through what she had, and to learn who she really is without even knowing she wasn't who she thought she was. She was a fun girl who was easy to love and made the story even more of an adventure.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance and to read in general. Great job Lisa on a great book.

*Thank you Litfuse and David C. Cook for providing me with this copy for the purpose of this review.


What is our "true" identity? Join the conversation at Lisa Tawn Begren's Glamorous Illusions Author Chat Facebook Event Page. On the evening of 6/27 we'll gather to talk about our spiritual journey, share our stories and a few laughs.

In the meantime, celebrate with Lisa by entering her Glamorous Illusions Giveaway!

One "glamorous" winner will receive a "Glam Prize Pack":

  • A $350 Visa Cash Card (Oh ... think of what you could do: treat yourself to a mani/pedi, a fabulous new dress, dinner for two, or even a two-night escape in a lovely hotel - you're only limited by your imagination!)
  • Glamorous Illusions (by Lisa Tawn Begren)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 6/26/12. Winner will be announced at Lisa's "Glamorous Illusions" Facebook Party on  6/27 {Fun begins at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT}. Lisa will be hosting an evening of meaningful chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Lisa via video or phone.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of Glamorous Illusions and join Lisa on the evening of June 27th for an evening of fun.

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  1. ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT BOOK, Jen, I agree!! We have good taste! ;)


  2. Just finished reading this book last night, I certainly wasn't ready for it to end! Hope the next one comes out soon.


  3. Thanks for the review, I'm pretty sure I have this in my library!

    Would love a follow! Thanks!