Top positive review
Good, clean read.
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
I read the Grand Tour series from the beginning, all the way through to the end. This is a nice, clean series. I admit I could hardly put these three books down, from beginning to end. I give it four stars because it does keep you captivated, and basically it’s a good series. These are only my opinions and I am a woman over 60. Here are my thoughts on this trilogy. I will tell everyone there are spoiler alerts here in my review in case you would rather not read any further. For the most part, I like the heroine. She is a Christian with upstanding values, and a loving, kind and generous nature. For the most part, she always does what is right. She does, however, show a fairly self-centered, and foolish nature here and there, for a woman who is supposed to have a lot of common sense. Where I observe this is in her continual, throughout all three books, running off, unescorted. Worrying and/or angering everyone around her, with no thought for anyone else’s feelings or concerns! She “vants to be alone.” It gets very exasperating and annoying after the 19th time! Especially when she knows there is “danger” all around her. Other than that, she’s a good character, and I liked her. She’s a nice person. I hated the fact that the author found it necessary to kill off two characters who had a lot of potential, particularly the heroine’s father. I was very disappointed in this, and felt it was so unnecessary! Also, no loving children would carry on, partying, touring, etc., as this bunch did, a couple of days after the death of their father who hadn’t even been buried yet. I was also very disappointed that Pierre, a man with so much potential, was turned into the bad guy! I had hoped that at the right time he and Eleanora could have been introduced and found true happiness together, realizing they were right for each other and meant to be together. I was saddened by the ending of each of them. It could have been so much better. I would have liked to know more about how her other two parents lives went, how the siblings lives developed, how their relationships developed, how Dunnigan grew, how they worked it all out after returning to America. But, in the end, I didn’t write the books. So I will just have to ponder it for days to come, and hope I can find some happiness for everyone that was left hanging in the story and for those who briefly appeared in the story. I would recommend this series, but I did find some aspects of it very disappointing.