Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway ~ Glimmers by Barbara Brooke ~ Ends 12/18

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review as part of a CBB Book Promotions Blog Tour.  To see more about the book, author, trailer and other reviews please click HERE.


Title:  "Glimmers"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Barbara Brooke
Publisher:  Glimmers
Publication Date:  3/28/12
Pages:  288
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

A simple touch and suddenly, Paige is in the past - living someone else's life, seeing the world through their eyes, and feeling their deepest emotions.

Paige used to think memories only existed 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 thought her new talent was a gift, until…she was suddenly transported into her sister’s memory, and caught 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.


My Overall Feeling of the Book:

I really enjoyed reading about the "Glimmers" seen by Paige.  They were interesting and diverse.

The book was heartbreaking at times, dramatic at others and sweet also.

I look forward to reading "Beyond Glimmers" someday.

Main Characters:

Paige :  Paige is the "main" character of the book.  She has what she learns to be called "glimmers" whenever she touches an object that was/is of importance to someone else.
Delilah Jones:  Delilah is a recent high school graduate in 1988 West Virginia.  She gets a job for the summer at a local resort before heading off to culinary school.  Delilah is Paige's first experience with a glimmer. 

Hailey:  Hailey is Paige's younger sister.  She is engaged to be married but, as Paige learns through a glimmer, is struggling with a dilemma.

Emma Middleton:  Emma is an ancestor of Paige's whose glimmer takes place in 1818.  Emma is caught between what she considers familial duty and following her heart.

One of My  Favorite Scene(s):

My favorite scene is when Paige and Hailey's mom takes over and gets a very messy situation resolved.  It was hilarious!

A Brief Excerpt:

I sigh, trying to remember what I'm supposed to do next.  Since my strange hallucination, time for me is completley skewed.  Before leaving my house this morning, I had to look at the calendar just to remind myself today is Tuesday.
  Page 73

The Cover:

This cover is gorgeous!  It is so whimsical and dreamy.  I love the collage of images and the script perfectly brings them all together.  Beautiful!

Other Notes:

~This is a general market book but is very clean and I would recommend it to anyone.



Now, for the giveaway!

To enter for a chance to win a copy of this book
and a small "Glimmer" treasure box:

*Mandatory-  Please leave a comment telling me about one of your possessions that you treasure and could possibly cause a glimmer.

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do :)

The giveaway will run until December 18, 2012 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be announced on December 19th.


On to the next book,


  1. I got a stuffed rabbit toy before I was born- during my babyshower, that I was absolutely obsessed with growing up. It's name was Puffalump, and if anything I own could cause a glimmer, that would be it.


  2. I follow via gfc- Kirsten!

  3. I'm glad that your favorite scene was when the mother steps in to "help." I laughed the whole time I wrote that part. It reminded me of my mom and sister ~ I could see it perfectly :)
    Thanks for the review.
    This is terrible, but I'm not sure what object I'd like to have a "glimmer" with. It would have to be a family heirloom, so I could visit someone like Emma.

  4. I'm so glad you liked it! I love how you individually described the characters, I think that worked out well and will give people a good idea of the book. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    Obviously not entering, but for fun ~ I think I'd like to glimmer to the past, so like Barbara I would want it to be something older. It would be cool to buy something at an antique store and glimmer to a different time period.

  5. This one sounds fun! :) I suppose I'll go with the little clock that belonged to my granddaddy. (He loved clocks, and built quite a few by hand himself.) I'd love to go back and spend more time with him and grandma. I miss them dearly.

  6. My Grandma's "mother" ring, it contains all her children's birthstones


  7. My wedding band.

  8. I have a cross necklace that belonged to my Great Grandma.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  9. I don't even have to think about this one, definitely my Kindle would cause a glimmer LOL Thank you for sharing with us,Glimmers definitely looks like a good read and I look forward to giving it a gander.

  10. I am a GFC follower Denise Zaky :)


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