Glamorous Illusions

Glamorous Illusions

Book - 2012
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As she travels with her new family from England to France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of the family name. But her journey of self-discovery is only just beginning.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO : David C. Cook, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781434764300
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ber
Characteristics: 413 p. ; 21 cm


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Mar 05, 2016

I enjoyed this book. I haven't yet read the othe two books, but they're both on hold. I would probably have to say that the River of Time series is better. But the book was still pretty good. I think she gonna end up with Will too. ;) I don't really like Pierre de Richelieu (is that his name?). But yeah, anyway. It was a pretty good and interesting book. (FYI: The action comes like at the end of the book!)

Apr 28, 2014

This period novel, set in the Edwardian era, tells the story of a girl thrown into a world of high society and romance. Sounds pretty much like any typical period plot. In fact, everything about this book was mediocre. The characters could have been better, and often came across as boring and stereotypic. The plot didn't seem to have any focus, and merely seemed to be a journey that didn't really lead anywhere. There was little conflict, no apparent climax, and the moment it started getting interesting, it ended. Also, it merely got into the 'surface world' of the Edwardian era, but it did not examine in any way whatsoever the deeper ideals and understands of the time. This story could have been so much better, if the author had simply decided what the point was of this book, instead of simply floundering around in the dark for a purpose-at least, that's what it seemed like. Saying that, this wasn't a terrible book, and certain aspects-such as the main character at certain points-were interesting. It just needs a lot more work before I could ever consider it a good book.

Dec 06, 2013

I began this book because Lisa Bergren wrote my favourite series of all time, the River through Time Series (Waterfall being the first) and was hoping for another home run. I enjoyed it and learned a lot about the time frame. She creates fantastic characters that leave you frustrated and then happy seconds later...I still think it will be Will as well...just sayin'. ;) Although it hasn't yet knocked it out of the park for me, its an enjoyable book that I would definitely recommend to someone looking for a little historical romance. Read Waterfall first though, no book will ever compare again!!!

Aug 02, 2013

for me a very slow beginning...also I'm not a fan of books written in first person but it started to grow on me and by 1/2 way through I was totally hooked !!! Ready for the next one.

SkylarkShadow Jan 31, 2013

At first I hated this book because it was well written, good plot, I was totally sucked into it, and I thought it ended where it did and didn't realize that it was a series. Now that I know there's another book, I'm super excited and recommend this to anyone! 5 stars from me.

Sep 12, 2012

Not bad for a Christian historical fiction. At first I found it very boring and a bit unrealistic. But the characters got better over time, even Cora, who was a bit annoying at the beginning. I like how she added a new character for romantic interest although I still feel like she will end up with Will. Can't wait to read the next one so I can find out :)


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