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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thoughtful book of how others' lives can influence ours, told in a whimsical series of glimmers the main character receives when she dons previously owned apparel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sue J
I really wasn't sure where the book was heading. Then it ended abruptly.Published 11 months ago by Kathy
I loved this book!! It is about Paige who is helping her sister Hailey plan her wedding. There are three stories within the main story. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Margarita
I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review. Good Light Reading - I liked the character development. The story was well written and descriptive. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting concept, good read. I was intrigued by this story (not my typical fare but it did pull me right in). Read morePublished 17 months ago by RS
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't too plausible. The characters were likable, but not developed enough. I enjoyed going back in time in the book, and it was easy enough to follow. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Holly Reeves
I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
Going into this book I admit I expected a little more of a 'paranormal' romance. Read more
For some reason i couldnt get into this book . It was ok but for me i had to read a little at atime bc it didnt hold my interest. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
"Glimmers' is a unique story of Paige, happily married to Elliot and mother of two. Suddenly when she touches an article belonging to some else, she starts living their life... Read morePublished 18 months ago by kitty petre