Cora Kensington has travelled Europe with her newfound family, but as their journey draws to a close, Cora must make a decision about who she really is and what path she will choose for her future. All the while she is being pursued by journalists who want to know everything about her because they believe they have found the story of the century with Cora's real life Cinderella story. Cora must come to terms with who she truly is, and where she came from, while trying to protect those who have become dear to her, while not hurting the friend who has stood by her side through it all.A thrilling conclusion to Ms. Bergren's fantastic Grand Tour Series, with many hidden and unexpected twists along the way. Glittering Promises weaves an intriguing web, that comes together beautifully in unexpected ways.
I would definitely recommend reading the entire series in order, because this book picks up right where the second book left off making it perfect for someone who has read the whole series. but a tougher start for someone who hasn't read the whole story from the beginning.
Cora is a strong heroine, with tough decisions ahead of her. She is easy to connect with and the kind of heroine that you immediately cheer for and continue to cheer for throughout. And I have adored Will from the very beginning, he is steady and loyal, yet strong and even his flaws make him a better hero.
I loved how this book told the story not just through Cora's eyes, but every once in a while I was shown the story from Will's angle which added a depth to the story, and added a believable objectiveness of sorts to it.
Overall this is an excellent conclusion to a terrific series as Cora finds where her true identity lies, and comes to terms with her father and the past. A thrilling story filled with romance, adventure, in a way that evokes Downton Upstairs Downstairs, or the Forsytes but in a much more positive light!
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