Good Glamorous Illusions Author Lisa Tawn Bergren is Kindle AboutLisa Ta
Good Glamorous Illusions Author Lisa Tawn Bergren is Kindle AboutLisa Tawn Bergren is the best selling, award winning author of over 40 books, with than 2.5 million copies sold She recently finished a teen series called Remnants SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY She s also written the River of Time Series WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE TRIBUTARY, DELUGE and The Grand Tour Series GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, GLITTERING PROMISES She just released a new time slip romance duology called River of Time California THREE WISHES and FOUR WINDS and is researching her next trilogy, The Sugar Baron s Daughters releasing in 2018.Lisa s time is split between managing home base, writing, consulting and helping Tim with his business Her husband Tim is a sculptor of ducks out of fenceposts RMRustic , graphic designer and musician They have three kids Olivia 21 , Emma 18 and Jack 13.All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.. The first book in the Grand Tour series, Glamorous Illusions will take readers on a pilgrimage through Europe and straight into the soul It s the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn After burying the only father she s ever known, she lost her beau in a tragic accident Then a stranger comes to call In one fateful afternoon,The first book in the Grand Tour series, Glamorous Illusions will take readers on a pilgrimage through Europe and straight into the soul It s the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn After burying the only father she s ever known, she lost her beau in a tragic accident Then a stranger comes to call In one fateful afternoon, Cora discovers that her birth father is a copper king a man who invites her to tour Europe with her new family As she travels from England to France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of assuming the family name And though now she knows of her true identity, she soon discovers the journey is only beginning.. Bestseller Book Glamorous Illusions I was weary about this one. It's a great storyline, the author is good at spinning those up. However, I had a problem with the authors last books the 'river of time' series. Because the writing was super cheesy and silly sometimes. It's like the skeleton of the plot as a whole is great, but what's inside is mush. This one, sadly, follows those lines half the time.Glamorous Illusions starts out super polite, the writing is almost over explanatory. Everything is explained, even when it doesn't need to be. Or over analysed. It's also very melodramatic in the way it's handled. I can almost hear the soap opera music playing, especially in the first few chapters. The main character, Cora, has something to say about everything. I mean everything! This gets old. In the first few chapters, her stubborn nature keeps butting heads with everyone else's opinions for her family. Those emotions seem overkill. It doesn't help with connecting to her characters or even feeling bad for her. Their is just something about this author where the storyline draws one in, but the writing can draw one completely out just as fast. It's definitely a catch 22. The author uses multiple points of view, and for once this actually helps with understanding the POV of the main characters. Their is a lot going on with the story line. The story does have some major culture holes riddled throughout. Illegitimacy among the upper class, in that time, was never recognized. Much alone talked about so freely with servants. So having a story based on an illegitimate daughter actually coming out in society is far fetched. Lisa T. Bergren does have moments where she shines, and that includes her side characters. If she wrote her side characters half as funny or charming or complex as she writes her main characters, her books would be much better.