Grave Consequences and Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren

51bvl01h8+L512PSzWdiQLI believe I found Grave Consequences free or cheap in an email from Inspired Reads. You can sign up here to receive daily emails with discounted or free books for Kindle. Later I had the opportunity to download Glittering Promises free via Net Galley, which I was able to join because I have a book review blog, and I agreed to post an honest review of the book. I would have gladly paid for either of these books because I thoroughly enjoyed reading both of them. I only wish I would have read Glamorous Illusions first, since it is the first book in the series. However, the author does a splendid job of explaining the characters’ histories without boring us with a retelling of the previous book(s).

The Grand Tour Series is set in the early 1900’s, and follows the lives of a group of young socialites on a grand tour of Europe with their guides. One of the young women did not grow up wealthy and privileged as the others in the group did, and so she finds herself unaccustomed to being waited upon and treats people and life differently than the others. Both books are love stories, but the last book became an intriguing mystery with a twist. I don’t want to write too much and spoil the ending for anyone who wishes to read this series, but you won’t be sorry you read them. In fact, Glittering Promises kept me up late into the night with the suspense. I wasn’t expecting that, or I would not have begun reading it again right before bed!

If you enjoy reading historical fiction, this book is a treat. The reader can learn much about the behind-the-scenes lives of wealthy socialites and be exposed to much history and art through the experiences of the young group. The story is often told from the point of view of the main character in first person, but some chapters switch to a different character in third person. It is a very interesting way to tell a story.

These books are well-written, interesting, and Christ-centered. I would recommend them to anyone.

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