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.
Ready for a European tour? Author Lisa Bergren takes the reader on a richly illustrated trip through Europe with a plot filled with mystery and suspense. The reader will love the little details that make it very easy to imagine actually being there with the characters. Cora never imagined that she would find love and mystery on a trip, but one can't predict the future. Cora is being pursued by her past kidnappers. She must find a way to remain safe and stop their chase. In the meantime, her heart is being pulled in two different directions. A handsome Frenchman is aggressively seeking her out and the slightly shyer tour guide has an unforgettable presence. Who, if anyone, will Cora choose? Will Cora's kidnappers find a way to hunt her down?
Cora's character is easy to love. If the reader had the pleasure of reading the first in the series, then Cora's natural charm doesn't need to win him/her over a second time. She maintains her posture and breeding at all times while still breaking the usual mold for women of that time period. She is more uncertain of the path her life is taking in this book than the first, but this adds an element of mystery and excitement. She has the opportunity to choose her own way. I really liked most of the secondary characters and thought that the author did a terrific job of developing their personalities to make them memorable. This book is the second in a trilogy and will leave the reader anticipating the last.
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