She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences. - David C Cook publisher
Hair-raising adventures dogged the Kensington and Morgan families from Paris to Austria to Italy. Red herrings and ruses thrown in to confuse any resolutions kept the tension building.
Our feisty protagonist, Cora, seems to have a flair for the dramatic, managing to get herself and not a few of the other entourage members into hot water. Repeatedly. She never seems to recognize the outcome of her decisions will affect more than herself.
The romantic scenes offer a lovely tension, emotionally engaging this reader.
Cora's confusion regarding her two pursuers is tangible. I have the delightful advantage, as a reader, to make my own choice!
*Descriptive picturing of locations, people, settings, add to the appeal of the era. Historic information provided via tour presentations serves the reader well without being documentary. An added insight into these characters through their teaching methods and dialogue, and their choice of activities provided for these Grand Tourists. It certainly stirred up my own interest regarding their various ports of call. Live concerts in Vienna featuring the work of historic composers, balls [and ballgown shopping!], picnics in France's meadows overlooking waterscapes, champagne and strawberries at every turn... ahhh - not hard to picture the life Ms Bergren is presenting to her readers.
The ending? Absolutely delicious.
Fantastic story twist setting the stage of anticipation for book 3,
Enough summer reading time to complete books 1+2 in preparation. Enjoy!
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, Colorado.Click to Connect with Lisa T Bergren and her Writing ..
*With appreciation to David C Cook for providing an ebook to read and review without obligation.