- Series: Grand Tour Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 413 pages
- Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434764303
- ISBN-13: 978-1434764300
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 288 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Glamorous Illusions: A Novel (Grand Tour Series) Paperback – June 1, 2012
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This book was ok. I didn't really relate to any of the characters. The descriptions of the scenery were my favorite part. I hated the ending because it did not end. I understand that this was the first book in a series, but it could have been tied up a little better than just leaving you hanging. I liked it enough to read the rest of the series and because I am curious to see what happens.
Over the course of a summer spent taking the "Grand Tour" of Europe's most noble cities, Cora is introduced to her siblilings, love interests, an array of dangers, her birth father, "business siblings" and many colorul characters that enhance the story. These events are spread out amongst the three volumes that comprise this series. While each could be read independently, they are much more enjoyable as a set.
Bergren writes vivid scenery, thoughtful historical nuggets and engaging dialogue. Her characters come alive on the pages and it's no time before you will feel as if you yourself are part of the Grand Tour!
Glamorous Illusions was a great and unique story! I loved the characters - especially Will and Cora - and found myself engrossed in the story and what was going to happen! When I reached that final page, I was like "Nooooo! This can't be the end!" So, it definitely leaves you hanging and anticipating the next book, Grave Consequences, very much!
I loved all of the different locations in Glamorous Illusions, including Montana and Paris, and how the story switched POV's from Cora, Will, and Wallace (I think those were the only three).
Overall, I loved Glamorous Illusions and recommend it! Especially if you enjoy historical novels, but (if you are like me) be prepared to be left wanting to read Grave Consequences as soon as you finish this book, only it doesn't release until March 2013!
*I received a copy of this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
This is a wonderful story of a farm girl finding out her biological father is a very wealthy, well known man& she has sisters & brothers she knew nothing about. Her father sends her on the European tour with them and close friends' kids.
But the main thing is Cora trying to find out just who she is -despite those who feel she is below them. And a lot is going to so much that it is very hard to put this book down to continue later.
The adventure is for you to discover and I will say no more about it. & know that you will enjoy this.
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The plot was disappointing and then the book abruptly ended.