Ten-year-old twins Maddie and Mia and their younger sister, Lulu, travel with their dad and famous mom, Gloria Glimmer, to London, where Gloria is putting on a few concerts. During their stay, they get to see the sights, including the National Gallery, to which Maddie is drawn due to her quieter, artistic bent. While there, Maddie and Mia see what they believe is the theft of a Renoir painting. When no one believes them, Maddie sneaks out of the hotel one afternoon to catch the thief. Blending travelogue, mystery, and family story, this novel from Christian recording artist Grant has pedantic overtones, particularly in the interactions between Maddie and her mom, that may turn off some readers. Still, the story will find a home with many conservative Christians and fans of Grant’s music. First in the Glimmer Girls series, this light mystery gets some added sparkle as the book’s adults encourage Maddie to find her own “glimmer.” --- Melissa Moore (Booklist
About the Author
Natalie Grant is a multi-Grammy nominated Christian and Gospel artist and five time Female Vocalist of the Year (The Gospel Music Association). Her passion is to help people across the globe discover their God-given calling and live it out to the fullest potential. Grant cofounded Hope for Justice International, a multinational organization that rescues and provides complete restorative care for victims of human trafficking. Grant lives in Nashville, with her husband and their three children.
Simona Chitescu Weik is originally from Romania. Her passion for literature started at the age of three, spans several languages and continents, and has culminated in her current pursuit of an English and Creative Writing PhD. When she's not writing poems and essays, or teaching her students critical thinking, she steals away to a recording booth where it is her joy to bring characters to life through voice narration. Simona writes, plays, and lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Darren, and daughter, Genevieve.