Bergren Challenges Readers to
Face Their Own Identity Crisis
New series from Lisa T. Bergren leads readers
through a journey of inner discovery
My review: Glamorous Illusions by Lisa Bergren is a beautiful work of grand adventure and inner discovery. I LOVED Bergren's River of Time Series, which was more geared towards teens. Bergern has mentioned in some interviews that this series features a heroine who is a little older than the heroines of the River of Time Series. This would perhaps be the young adults, college years, and early 20s. Cora Kensington is finding her place in this world, stepping out, and finding her wings. This main character of this book is right around the age I am now, but I loved the River of Time Series and I feel that women of all ages will find something they can relate to in this book.
Bergren always brings a fresh, distinct voice to her work. Even though the main character, Cora, lives in 1913, she struggles with universal issues that the reader feels like they can relate to as well. She struggles with her identity, anger at her family, and worry about her future (just to name a few). Bergren presents Cora as strong and full of heart, creating her to be someone I feel young women will connect with and be inspired by.
Bergren's secondary characters are characters that I felt myself becoming attached to. They are well-written, multi-dimensional characters. The readers comes to change their opinion about many of these characters as the book progresses, as does Cora.
Lastly, I just truly enjoyed getting caught up in the Grand Tour and traveling with Cora. It was interesting learning the history about the places she traveled. I love all of the lavish descriptions of the places they tour in Europe and I cannot wait for the next installment of the Grand Tour!
This is a clean read. I give this book 5 stars!
I want to thank David C Cook, Lisa Bergren, & NetGalley for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review.The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.
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.