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Glimmers [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Brooke
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A simple touch and suddenly, Paige is in the past — living someone else’s life, seeing the world through her eyes, and feeling her deepest emotions.
Paige used to think memories existed only in one’s mind. But now, she knows better. She can’t explain how or why, but she has “glimmers”: special moments that have remained behind — clinging to a letter, a ring, even a worn-out pair of boots.
When Paige returns from each glimmer, a small part of her has changed. Who is this gourmet cook, fashion designer, feisty lover? And how is she supposed to explain this to her family without them thinking she has completely lost her mind?
Paige believes her new talent is a gift, until she’s transported into her sister’s memory and catches a glimmer of her secret life.
Take this humorous and romantic journey as Paige learns about true love through the lives of three extraordinary women.

eLit Book Awards (Illuminating Digital Publishing Excellence) 2012 ~ First place in Romance
Kindle Book Review Best Indie Author 2012 ~ Semifinalist in Romance
New York Book Festival 2012 ~ Runner-up in Romance

More books by Barbara Brooke:
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Beyond Glimmers (Book Two)

Editorial Reviews


"People who enjoy a fun read for entertainment will love it. I also recommend this book to anyone who likes unusual stories about courageous women. This is the type of book that will gain momentum through word of mouth." -Judge, Writer's Digest 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards

About the Author

Barbara Brooke writes from the comfort of her home in sunny Florida. She's surrounded by her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, scruffy mutt, and egg-dropping chickens, but through all of the distractions, she's always eager to create new worlds and interesting characters for her next book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P7D2ZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read May 3, 2012
This book was a great read. Barbara Brooke did a brilliant job developing the characters in this romantic and engaging story. I have missed the characters since finishing the book. I can't wait for Glimmers 2.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Girly Glimmers May 3, 2012
By Farfar
This did not look like my kind of book, but my wife enjoyed it so much that I gave it a try. In spite of myself, I found it very captivating. The transition to other lives and times was very well done, and the characters fun and believable. I even got a little verklemmt at the end.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interwoven and whimsical! June 21, 2012
Glimmers begins when Paige tries on a pair of vintage boots and experiences a "glimmer" into the life of the boots' former owner. As the story progresses, Paige experiences similar glimmers when she touches objects of sentimental value to others. When I first started reading, I thought the people whose stories she experienced were going to be random, helping her to live her own life better. For example, after the first glimmer, Paige uses her experiences to improve her cooking skills. But as the story progresses, I learned that the glimmers were not random--they interconnect in a way that brings richness to the text. I won't give away any more because the fun for me was discovering how all the stories related.

I enjoyed the style of this book. First of all, it's a clean read, so there isn't anything inappropriate, and I could see a young adult reader enjoying it, too. It's written in first-person point of view in a conversational way. I enjoyed this point of view, and each glimmer kept my interest.

My least favorite was the memory of England (I won't give away details because it's important to the plot). I felt like the difference in time period and location (compared to the other glimmers) should have made the narrator's voice sound drastically different, but it didn't feel that different to me. I also wanted just a bit more depth in experiencing this important memory.

Still, I greatly enjoyed how the storylines were woven together and how each of Paige's experiences helped her improve upon or understand her own life in a more meaningful way. My favorite character was Paige's mother, who brought humor to the novel and offered a bit of comic relief.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Others have gone into long synopsis of the book, so I will try to be brief. In Chapter One, Paige drops the kids off at school and enjoys time to herself to shop for a vintage outfit that she really loves. She goes home to try it on. The last thing she puts on are these leather boots that she fell in love with. One minute she is at the kitchen sink, and the next, she is sort of falling and seeing lights. Then, for several chapters, the story is about a young girl in the 1980's who fell in love over the summer when she was working and trying to create the perfect recipe to win a blue ribbon at the state fair. I don't know if it was mentioned that Paige was viewing all of this through memories or was actually in the other person's body with them at the time. There are three stories within the main story. The third one was my absolute favorite. But, the gist of the book is that Paige can try on a very meaningful item that belonged to someone else, and can see their memories (much like the way some psychics can hold someone's personal item and do a reading off of the energy implanted in that object).

Indeed, the third memory is by far my absolute favorite! Paige's Mom brings to her her great-great-grandma's dresser drawers that came over from England and had been passed down over generations. There is a secret drawer that Paige searches for, and she finds cameo earrings. When she puts them on, she is watching and feeling her great-great-grandmother's memories sort of as they are happening. This story within a story is my favorite because it is Regency, similar to "Pride and Prejudice", only I believe that it is so much better!!!! Ms. Brooke could write that kind of book, and I would be thrilled to no end! I want her to write actual books like that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars! December 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While I liked Paige, I didn't love her voice all that much. In fact, my favorite parts of this story are those moments when Paige isn't the main character. When she is getting glimpses into other people's lives.

It was fun seeing where each new "glimmer" from an object Paige had touched would lead her next. Maybe I am reading way too much YA lately but I really enjoyed Delilah and William's love story, it was a sweet one but I must say, my favorite by far was Emma's story. I think the elegance of the era and speech drew me in and I felt like I was swept away to another time and place.

I love that the glimmers caused a change in Paige's (and Elliott) life.

The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter were amazing. I really enjoyed each and every single one of them. I really like it when authors go that one step further in making their stories stand out.

I really enjoyed this read. It was something different from the norm and it really was a cute read.

I give this one 3.5 Stars!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed reading this book
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has several stories in one. The main character, Paige, is a hoot. Read more
Published 3 days ago by carollee
5.0 out of 5 stars things settled right down for me in a good way. I really enjoyed how...
The book Glimmers written by Barbara Brooke is a chick-lit that opened up a new world of fiction to my eyes. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Dorothy Gailliard
4.0 out of 5 stars It's so annoying when
I enjoy reading then my kindle just run checking .I'm mad,I hate it,just not one time 4 times in 1 chapter,again I HATE THAT. BUT I like this book.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute and fun
This started off being a little hard to follow as the "glimmer" seemed to go on for a long time. In the end though, it was a cute and fun book to read.
Published 5 months ago by Love to read witty and clean
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Glimmers is a captivating romantic story. I loved how the author made the transitions to other peoples lives and how she wove these experiences into the story line.
Published 8 months ago by Racheal Knudson
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put this book down. I could not wait to get back to...
This book was great. All the different stories and then they all come together. The writer let us know how the people are doing and not leavings us to wonder. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Patty Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Romance & Humor Make for a Light & Lovely Read
Romance and humor make this book a light and lovely read. It isn't overly heavy in the romance department, so for those that like the lighter romance reads, this is a great pick. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Book Sake
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Idea
The idea behind the story was interesting. The main character feels a physical connection and "relives" the life of another person through touching objects that were precious to... Read more
Published on December 20, 2012 by AAS
4.0 out of 5 stars All That Glimmers?
Barbara Brooke

My " in a nutshell" summary...

Paige touches an object and sort of becomes that object's owner... Read more
Published on December 11, 2012 by PattyLouise
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I loved this book! I was written so well. When I first read what it was going to be about, I was scared that I wouldn't be able to keep up with it. But, it was fantastic. Read more
Published on December 8, 2012 by Tess M. Watson
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Barbara Brooke writes from the comfort of her home in sunny Florida. Although she's frequently distracted by her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, scruffy mutt, and egg-dropping chickens, she's still eager to create new worlds and interesting characters for her next book.
Coming 2015
Beyond Glimmers

Awards won for Glimmers:
eLit Book Awards (Illuminating Digital Publishing Excellence)2012 ~ First place in Romance
Kindle Book Review Best Indie Author 2012 ~ Semifinalist in Romance
New York Book Festival 2012 ~ Runner-up in Romance

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