Glamorous Illusions ~A Blog Tour Posting~

This book review is for the novel "Glamorous Illusions" by Lisa T. Bergren.
It is the first book in the Grand Tour series.
I have never read anything by Lisa before but I'm not sorry that I did. I love most things French and European so this book was a treat for me!
Lisa very much knows how to draw you into her stories and keep you reading till the ending.
I am also a fan of Historical fiction and this novel is set in 1913 so that was a plus for me as well.

Cora Kensingtons life isn't what she expected it to be. Things have gone from bad to worse for her at home and then a huge bomb launches itself at her life and all she thought she knew.

After getting invited on a grand tour of Europe, which she accepts, things will be put into motion far beyond Cora's control. Acepting this trip is the first step down a new path for Cora. There will be roadblocks and bridges like there are on every trip but the good could far outway the challenges for her if she is willing to take that leap.

I like how the book is written from Cora's perspective and really I just liked it overall.
Pick up a copy of the book for yourself and make sure to check out Lisa's website!

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

Check out the other reviews in the tour for this novel!

Hope you all have a great week!


Win a $350 Visa Card from Lisa T Begren & RSVP 6/27 Facebook
Enter Today - 6/7-6/27!
in a $350 “Glam” Visa Card Prize Pack from @LisaTBegren &
RSVP for 6/27 Facebook party!

What is our "true" identity? Join the conversation at Lisa Tawn Begren's
Author Chat Facebook Event
. 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

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.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP
and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to
see you on the 27th!

*Note* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. I am not required to write a positive review. Any opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


*The Ride of Her Life* GREAT book!

This book review is for the novel "The Ride of Her Life" by Lorna Seilstad.

This is the third book in the Lake Manawa Summers. I read the first book in this series " Making Waves" and you can read my review for it HERE!
I have the second book in this series sitting in my kindle list but haven't had the chance to read it quite yet but am looking forward to it!

I am becoming such a fan of Lorna's work that I get excited whenever I see one of the tours has her name as the author!
Her books really suck you into the story right away. I sat down with this book one very busy day with a plan to just read the first few pages or until just the end of chapter one and then come back to it later. I realized like 30 pages in that I had gone well past my intended first chapter. ha!
But that is the way this book is, or at least was for me. I start reading and just dive right into the story and don't quite realize how many pages have been turned.

Lilly Hart has been widowed for three long years and is raising her six year old son by herself. She took the brave step of leaving her, very well off, in law's house, to raise him the way she wanted by herself.
They fancied boarding schools and a more hands off approach to his raising while she clung to the fact that their son and she never wanted that to happen to their child.

Lilly's greatest mission is to purchase a house and give her son, Levi, the home base that she never had growing up.

What she hadn't counted on, however, was increasing pressure and threats from Levi's grandparent's to take custody of her child. During one such argument, a handsome man defends her and starts the course of a friendship between himself and Levi and eventually Lilly as well. She has her guard up more than just a little high, though, and it will take even more planning and maneuvers than designing his roller coasters take, to get Lilly to fall for him.

This book keeps you wondering and fully engaged until the end. It's also fun seeing how things were in the 1960's as well. Definitely another winner for author Lorna Seilstad!

Hope you all enjoy your weekends!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.