Thursday, June 21, 2012

Glamorous Illusions~Book Review

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Glamorous Illusions

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.

My Thoughts

Glamorous  Illusions is a true rags to riches story. Cora Diehl and her parents are struggling to hold on to their farm in Montana. Cora’s father has suffered multiple strokes and suddenly they are visited by a stranger that will forever change Cora’s life.

This stranger is Cora’s biological father, whom she was unaware of. Cora goes from working on the farm and living with her parents in Montana to going on a grand tour of Europe with her half siblings, while her parents seek treatment for her father’s stokes.

Cora is thrust into this new world and new way of life and soon the adventure begins!

Glamorous Illusions is a story about self discovery and adventure. The story is well thought out and well researched. The characters are real but not perfect as some Christian books tend to be. This is a wonderful first book! I am looking forward to the second book!

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disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this blog and on this blog are my own.

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