Thanks to Litfuse, I had the opportunity to read and review Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren. Click below to enter Lisa's iPad Mini Giveaway!!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
I enjoyed Glamorous Illusions (book 1 in Bergren's Grand Tour series) and was looking forward to continuing Cora and the Kensington's story in Grave Consequences.
I didn't find the continuation as exciting as I'd hoped; in fact, I was bored in several parts. I love descriptive passages and historical lessons, but they seemed to drag on and on in this book. I wanted to skim and hurry up to better parts. I really didn't care to hear about another glass of bubbly champagne with strawberries (yeah, another thing that didn't impress me) or the dry history of this town or that monument. As I said in my review for Glamorous Illusions, I had a hard time believing spoiled, rich, young socialites in days gone by were as rapt in their attention to their tour guides as the characters in these books have been.
The entire book wasn't all boring – exciting events certainly took place, like diving off castle walls, a bullfight gone awry, mountain climbing, and evading the bad guys in Venice.
However, wading through 400+ pages full of extras made reading this one a bit of a chore for me. Will I read book 3? Hm...not sure. Just like book 1, Cora arrives at a decision in the last few pages, but the reader doesn't know what the outcome will be until the next book. Do I want to know the outcome? Maybe, but I really don't want to read pages and pages of 'stuff' to get to the main things: which life will Cora ultimately choose? Will her father always manipulate? What happens to Will?
If you have time, you might enjoy this loong book. I, however, was a bit disappointed and bogged down by the extras.
That's what I thought. Click HERE to see what other reviewers are saying!
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Thank you to Lisa and David C. Cook through Litfuse for sending me a copy to read and review!
Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.
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