I was a little lost for a while in this book because I missed out on the second one of the series, but I quickly put together what happened and was able to finish without confusion.
I enjoyed seeing Italy through the characters eyes and watching the romances blossom and another one fade away. It all seemed like a simpler time back then, yet danger and fear still hung overhead.
What must it have felt like for young Cora to suddenly be the wealthiest woman in America? It was fun to entertain these thoughts, yet her sensibilities always came through at the end. She cared more for helping others than for spending on herself.
From the back cover:
For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will. Yet her life has just become infinitely more challenging...
Hounded by the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress, Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, Cora begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart.
As she glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it's time to decide who and what defines her...and who and what does not.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse.