Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren Review & Win a $350 “Glam” Visa Card Prize Pack from @LisaTBegren

Glamorous Illusions


Lisa T. Bergren

Book Blurb

It was the summer of 1913, and Cora Kensington’s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. Not only are the crops failing, so is her father’s health. Cora is carrying on, helping her mother run their Montana farm until a stranger comes to call, and everything changes. Cora then learns a secret that will radically change her future: she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king who has come to claim her.

Cora is invited to take the “Grand Tour” of Europe, a journey intended to finish a person’s education, to solidify an understanding of ancient culture and contemporary refinement. As she travels from England to France with half-siblings she’s never known, Cora encounters the blessings of the Kensington family name, as well as the curses. But when an unbidden love begins to form, she realizes the journey is only beginning.

Faced with the challenge of accepting her father, new family, and the identity that comes with it, Cora also struggles to accept that she is also the daughter of the one true King-a Father who is the only One who can truly heal.


Wow, this book is incredible, I love, love it! I have only read a few of Lisa Bergren’s books, and each ones just gets better!

Cora Diehl returns to her hometown Dunnigan, Montana after spending her first year at college, to find her dad seriously ill, and a farm to take care of. Cora prays for God to someway help their family with their crops in order to make it financial for the year. But Cora wasn’t expecting God to answer her prayer they way he did. Neither did Cora expect to find out secrets that would totally turn her life upside down forever. And I know there are spoilers in review already written, but I’m not going to give them here! This is where you need to read the book to find out what is happening!

In my opinion, “Glamorous Illusions is a masterpiece by Lisa Bergren! Lisa creates characters that are so realistic and true that sometimes it is difficult to realize you are reading a fiction story! The relationship between Cora and her parents is heartwarming, and just knowing that they literally spent everything they had to send her to college gave me chills. And when you read the book, you will see what I am talking about!

However, Cora was always puzzled at the glamorous, expensive gift she received for her sixteenth birthday, along with all of the other birthday gifts she received, and even though her parents wasn’t telling, Cora suspected they knew what was going on.

Then the day comes that will change the lives of Cora and her family forever, and whether that be good or bad, only time will tell. And as you follow this hew happening in the lives of Cora and her family, Lisa Bergren takes you on an unforgettable trip of lifetime as Cora joins the Grand Tour with her family.

The only thing I found that I didn’t like about the book was it’s ending, and having to wait for the second book to drop down from the hanging this book left. I hope the author gives us a better view of Cora’s family and her choices she makes while on her tour.

Overall, I love, love this book and just can’t wait for the second book! I encourage you to pick up a copy of this wonderful book and enjoy a good old nice summer read!

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher David C. Cook through LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.


Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. She just finished writing a Colorado historical trilogy (the first book, Breathe, Sing and Claim), and has begun a teen series called River of Time (Waterfall, book 1, comes out in February 2011).
Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids-Olivia (15), Emma (12) and Jack (7).
All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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



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