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Monday, March 4, 2013
The Grand Tour continues with Lisa Bergren’s Grave Consequences
For Every Decision, There is A Consequence
There was a time
when a months-long trip across Europe to see the sites, soak in the culture,
and learn the history brought an end to a young person’s formal education. In
The Grand Tour Series, best-selling and award-winning author Lisa T. Bergren
becomes the tour guide, vividly painting the landscapes and historical events
that shaped Europe one hundred years ago, transporting readers back to 1913.
Next on the itinerary is the release of Grave Consequences (David C Cook/March
1, 2013/ISBN 978-1434764324/ $14.99), a powerful, captivating story of a woman searching
to find herself, opening her heart to love, and discovering what a covenant truly
In Glamorous Illusions, readers were
introduced to Cora Kensington who grew up on a farm in Montana, but whose life
was turned upside down when she learned she was the illegitimate daughter of a
copper mogul. She soon found herself on a “Grand Tour” of Europe with
half-siblings and family friends she had never met and adjusting to life as a
Kensington, a life she never could have imagined.
In Grave Consequences, the latest
installment of this epic historical romance, Cora and her group journey through
France into Austria and Italy. For Cora, the journey of a lifetime takes
unexpected twists, and the decisions she makes at each and every crossroad will
shape her very life and future. Not only does a narrow escape in Paris—and the
fear that their fathers could demand they return home—haunt the group, but an
unseen enemy follows close behind them. A forbidden love continues to stake his
claim on Cora’s heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger. However, he’s not
the only suitor in the picture.
thrilling danger, mystery, and beauty all around her, Cora’s biggest struggle
is the one found deep within herself. On one hand she believes she can go back
home to the life she had, while on the other, she knows this journey has been
more than just a trip across Europe. She must escape the bonds of the past and
discover the faith to make the right choices to protect her heart. Are the
changes within her what her Heavenly Father has planned for her? Because for
every decision, good or bad, there is always a consequence—and sometimes that
consequence is grave.
“The Grand Tour is
really an ongoing search for identity,” explains Bergren. “When everything you
know about yourself and your foundations is destroyed, how do you find your
identity again? In a way that can never be ‘destroyed’ again? It’s in our
identity in Christ, of course. That’s what Cora is uncovering, piece by piece.
She began in Glamorous
she gets a bit lost and confused in Grave Consequences, but it will really come to a satisfying
end in Glittering
Grave Consequences is a captivating
story for all romance lovers, sparkling with real-life edge, rich characters,
and a deeper message for the spirit. It is sure to follow the acclaimed success
of the series’ debut: Glamorous Illusions was a RT Book
Reviews Top Pick and one of their 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominees for Inspirational Romance.
Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of more than
thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. She has written
fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages—children, teens and adults. A
former publishing executive, Bergren now divides her time between writing,
freelance editing, and ministry.
Bergren loves to travel, especially for writing
research, and dreams of her next trip to Italy. Lisa and her husband, Tim, are
the parents of three and live in Colorado Springs, CO.