Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren | Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for the exciting conclusion of Lisa T. Bergren‘s beloved Grand Tour series, Glittering Promises (David C. Cook). Wealth cannot buy peace or direction, and as Cora Kensington glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it’s time to decide Who and what defines her . . . and who and what does not.

Lisa is celebrating the release of Glittering Promises by giving away a $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma and hosting a fun Facebook party on October 29th. 

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One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Italian feast from Williams-Sonoma delivered to your door
  • The three-book Grand Tour set

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 29th. Winner will be announced at the “Glittering Promises” Facebook Author Chat Party on October 29th. Connect with Lisa for an evening of book chat, European trivia, and prizes, and get an exclusive look Lisa’s next book.

So grab your copies of the Grand Tour series and join Lisa on the evening of October 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 29th!

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{More about Glittering Promises}

Lisa T. Bergren’s popular Grand Tour series concludes as Cora Kensington journeys farther into Italy, wrestles with a terrible ultimatum from her father, and comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her.

America’s newest heiress must decide if her potential fortune is rationale enough to give up her freedom and all that God is leading her toward. And when her newly-discovered siblings are threatened with ruin, her quandary deepens. Then as Cora nears Rome, more journalists are tracking the news story of the decade—“Copper Cora,” the rags-to-riches girl—and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, a charming Italian countess decides that if Cora isn’t going to claim Will’s heart, she might just try…

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Find out more at Lisa’s website.

Lisa Tawn Bergren

{More About Lisa Tawn Bergren}

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.

Find out more about Lisa Tawn at http://lisatawnbergren.com/.

Press Kit

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Audra Jennings
Litfuse Publicity Group
audra {at} litfusegroup {dot} com
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@litfuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2013

Press Release

We have a Father who will never fail us

Lisa T. Bergren’s popular Grand Tour Series Concludes with Glittering Promises

Colorado Springs: Each of us must set upon a spiritual journey to find out who we really are. For Cora Kensington, the greatest discovery about herself occurred during an epic Grand Tour across Europe. In Glittering Promises (David C Cook/October 1, 2013/ISBN 978-1434764287/ $14.99), the final installment of the Grand Tour Series by Lisa T. Bergren, Cora comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her while wrestling with increased demands on her life and heart.

Glittering Promises picks up where the second installment, Grave Consequences, left off. Cora’s tour across Europe has opened her eyes to a family she never knew, a love she’d always longed for with their tour guide, Will, and a world she never thought she’d experience. However, as her travels come to an end and she considers her future, Cora wonders if everything she’s gained will be left behind in Rome. A complex web of manipulation and circumstance sends her reeling, and she must find the strength, wisdom and faith to find her way home.

As the tour continues, Cora is faced with a barrage of journalists who are tracking the news story of the decade — “Copper Cora,” the rags-to-riches girl — and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, Will is also struggling with Cora’s newfound wealth, and she begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart. Complicating matters is the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and the increased demands on her time and attention.

America’s newest heiress must decide what direction her life will take once their tour is over. Is her potential fortune reason enough to give up her freedom and all the life God is leading her toward? When the siblings she has just met are faced with a crisis, her quandary deepens. While Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present and still embrace her future, there is one thing she has become sure of: Wealth cannot buy peace or direction. Once they arrive in Rome, Cora knows it’s time to decide who and what defines her and who and what does not.

Throughout the series, readers have joined Cora and her travel companions not only on a Grand Tour of the major sites of Europe, but on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awareness and self-discovery. Cora’s quest to find her place within her new family parallels her realization that her true identity rests not with her earthly family, but with her Heavenly Father. “The Grand Tour is not only Cora’s journey toward understanding true identity in Christ, but I hope it will help every reader understand it better too,” explains Bergren.

Not only does Bergren vividly paint the landscapes of Europe, she serves up savory bites of 1913 history happening around the events within the story. The Grand Tour series is a captivating trilogy sparkling with real-life edge, rich characters and a deeper message for the series that has received critical acclaim. The first installment, Glamorous Illusions, was a RT Book Reviews Top Pick and one of their 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominees for Inspirational Romance.

Learn more about Lisa T. Bergren and The Grand Tour Series at www.lisatawnbergren.com

 

Praise for The Grand Tour Series:

“Readers are treated to histories of Italy, France and Austria without getting overwhelmed in book two of Bergren’s Grand Tour series. The wonderfully written characters are smart, strong and figuring out who they truly are.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews

Praise for Glamorous Illusions:

“Bergren, launches readers into a sumptuous world of wealth and world travel with the first in the Grand Tour Series featuring Cora Diehl Kensington… This is a worthy beginning to the series.” — Publishers Weekly

“Well-developed characters and a hint of romance make this an enjoyable read…” — Library Journal

About the Author

Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of more than forty books, with over 2.5 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.

Learn more about Lisa T. Bergren at her online home, www.lisatawnbergren.com. Readers can also join Bergren’s Facebook fan page or follow her on Twitter.

Suggested Interview Questions

— The series begins by Cora discovering something huge about her true identity. How does finding her place within her new family parallel the spiritual discoveries she makes along the way?

— What inspired you to pursue a theme of identity for this series?

— At the end of Glittering Promises, what message do you hope readers walk away with?

— When faced with pressures of what family, friends and society expect of us, what are some of the ways we can discern what God has planned for us? How have you seen God direct you in your own life?

— When you start writing a series, do you know how it’s going to end? For example, did you know which man Cora would choose all along, or did you make the decision right along with her as the writing process progressed?

— Do reader reviews from early in a series ever influence later releases?

— Cora’s tour comes to an end in Italy, which is one of your favorite places to visit. Were you able to go to Italy to research any specific locales for Glittering Promises?

— Now that the Grand Tour Series has come to a close, what’s next on the horizon for you?

Lisa Bergren is available for interviews to promote the release of Glittering Promises. To request a review copy, schedule an interview, or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

Praise for The Grand Tour Series:

“Readers are treated to histories of Italy, France and Austria without getting overwhelmed in book two of Bergren’s Grand Tour series. The wonderfully written characters are smart, strong and figuring out who they truly are.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews

Praise for Glamorous Illusions:

“Bergren, launches readers into a sumptuous world of wealth and world travel with the first in the Grand Tour Series featuring Cora Diehl Kensington… This is a worthy beginning to the series.” — Publishers Weekly

“Well-developed characters and a hint of romance make this an enjoyable read…” — Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews coming mid-October.