Friday 12 April 2013

Review:: Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren

Title: Grave Consequences
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David A. Cook
Pages: 448
Format: ARC-Kindle
Disclosure: e-galley from NetGalley

For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her new found family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger. And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.

Christy's Review:
Let me preface this review by telling you that after reading book one of this series, I was completely enthralled! I was so enamored of Glamorous Illusions that I have since worked my way through nearly every single one of Lisa T. Bergren's fictions. (I will endeavor to review them here as well.) I LOVE this author's combination of travel and faith. Her storylines are never smutty, or filled with lewd or lustful topics. She is an author I trust to entertain me, without making me feel as though I've compromised my high standards.

That said, on with the review of The Grand Tour Series, Book 2: Grave Consequences
Grave Consequences is a wonderful continuance of Glamorous Illusion's storyline! In book two, Cora Diels Kensington has settled into the role of farmer cum heiress daughter, albeit with justified hesitations about that role. She also retains a firm grip on her roots. She seeks to reconcile her past with her present, and comes to realize that life experiences change perspective. The love triangle is brilliant, never false feeling or overbearing - it all seems so very realistic for the circumstances, and that is what good writing is all about. Every character seems to be completely breathed full of life and full-bodied. Will Cora choose Will or Pierre? Will she cling to her old dreams, or allow herself to be swept up into a world of money, power and manipulation? Will her attempted kidnappers come back and try to finish the job? You'll just have to read this gem to find out for yourself!

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