Thursday, March 21, 2013

Litfuse Group: "Grave Consequences" by Lisa T. Bergren Book Review

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The Powerful, Epic Romance Continues, Book 2 in Lisa T. Begren’s Grand Tour series
For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her newfound family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger.
And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Unfortunately, this book was a bit of a disappointment.  I read the first book in the series, and I wasn't overly impressed, but there was some action that at least captured my interest.  This book lacked that somewhat, and I wish I could put my finger on it, but I can't.

Now don't get me wrong.  As far as historical romances go, this was better than mediocre.  It is a clean, inspirational, and moralistic.  I'm glad to see the characters turning to God at various times for direction.  Will and Cora are the main ones who rely on God as they seek Him concerning their future.

There is some mystery, intrigue, and some minor action.  I can't say it was overly exciting, but it did add some interest to the story.  For that, I was happy.  The writing of the book is fine, and it is clear that the author has done some research so her book comes across as "period."

I guess my biggest complaint with the book is that it is practically the same story that has been told over and over again.  The surprises are kept to a minimum, and the characters are rather stereotypical.

But in fairness to the author, the story is typical, but well-written.  And it clean and Christian.  It also gives a very positive message.  All these things make this book worthy of a four star rating.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs.


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