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Glimmers [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Brooke
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 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 thinks her new talent is a gift, until … she is 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)


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About the Author

Barbara Brooke resides in sunny Florida with her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, and scruffy mutt. She is actively creating new worlds and interesting characters for the next book in one of her series. Shh, can you keep a secret? Not only does she write spellbinding, heart-pounding women’s fiction, she also writes books for the young-at-heart, adventurous sort who yearn to dive into a good young adult fantasy story. These particular books are written under the name H.B. Bolton, but that is another story altogether.

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  • File Size: 1164 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615625509
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P7D2ZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,321 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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! May 3, 2012
By Kehler
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Between my busy family life and career I find it difficult to fit in a good book. Every now and then I run across one that I just can't put down. Glimmers has a great story and I love the characters. Thank you Mrs. Brooke for such a wonderfully delightful way of spending the afternoon at the pool. I look forward to Beyond Glimmers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really fun to read with a few pieces of critique :) August 8, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I truly enjoyed reading Glimmers, and it pulled me in from the very start. Each "story" was wonderful and I felt connected to the different characters almost immediately. In a story that has many stories within it, it's usually quite hard to follow, but this was not. I give the author kudos for that. A few little things though. I saw some typos which is always a bit distracting when you are pulled in. Also, in my opinion, there were too many exclamation points used. Again, that was distracting at times. Most of the time, I loved the stories, the descriptions, and the dialogue, but there were instances where the it felt the dialogue was a bit forced and I didn't "buy it". Not all the time, but sometimes it just didn't feel natural. In general, the read was very young adult like (which may have been the intent, which is that case, awesome!!). If this was written for the pre-teen or teen to read, then great, mission accomplished. If the author was going for a bit of an older audience, I can see how it would turn some folks off. Personally I'll read anything from kids lit (like Diary of a Wimpy Kid), all the way to adult reads (Shades of Grey), so I was happy. It was very PG, maybe even G rated. Overall, fun to read and looking forward to more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I am in the 50+ age group and therefore not a pre-teen by a long shot. I really liked this book. I also did not consciously note escessive exclamation marks. I was probably too wrapped up in the story to notice.
If you are like me and getting tired of supposedly romance books that involve raping, murder, kidnapping and torture, then take a time out an read this book. It just deals with a time in the lives of 3 women, when love came calling, and the HEA????? Pretty neat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful storyline June 8, 2012
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GLIMMERS by Barbara Brooke

GLIMMERS is the first novel in a new series by Barbara Brooke. Written in the fantasy genre, GLIMMERS follows Paige as she struggles with her new found ability to read memories from the past.

Paige is married, the mother of 2 and living a normal life in the suburbs. Her weakness for consignment goods (ala 1980's ankle boots) will find her locked into the memory of a young woman experiencing her first love and loss, and the heartbreak of knowing she wasn't good enough. As the previous owner of the books, Delilah's memories will take Paige through the summer of 1988, working at a resort lodge, where she meets William, the son of a DC politician and socialite mother. But by the time summer vacation is drawing to a close, Delilah knows that there will be no future with William and embarks on a heartbreaking series of events to ensure that William is no longer a part of her life.

Paige has no explanation for her sudden ability to experience the memories of someone else. And the most confusing side-effect, Paige is now able to cook like a gourmet chef!!!! Didn't Delilah have hopes and dreams of one day opening a French style restaurant? Not realizing why or how this has occurred, she tries to proceed as usual but the vivid memories continue to haunt. When she finally confesses to her husband Elliot, he is concerned that perhaps his wife is ill, but her determination to prove that Delilah exists will take both she and Elliot on a surfing safari through the internet-but with no luck.

Hailey is Paige's younger sister. About to marry Derek, Paige has agreed to help Hailey, including picking up her engagement ring from the jewelers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 2 days 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 days 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 3 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 10 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 13 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 19 months ago by AAS
4.0 out of 5 stars All That Glimmers?
Glimmers
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My " in a nutshell" summary...

Paige touches an object and sort of becomes that object's owner... Read more
Published 19 months ago by PattyLouise
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars!
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. Read more
Published 19 months ago by kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession)
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 20 months ago by Tess M. Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this wholesome read!
What can I say I am a sucker for a good romance story and glimmers is definitely that. Paige is just your ordinary mother, wife, sister and daughter but she has a secret. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Tee
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Barbara Brooke lives in sunny Florida with her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, and scruffy mutt. She is actively creating new worlds and interesting characters for the next book in one of her series. Shh, can you keep a secret? Not only does she write spellbinding, heart-pounding women's fiction, she also writes books for the young-at-heart, adventurous sort who yearn to dive into a good young adult fantasy story. These particular books are written under the name H.B. Bolton, but that is another story altogether.
http://www.barbarabrookeglimmers.com
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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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