Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Glimmers Blog Tour and Book Review!

Title: Glimmers
Author: Barbara Brooks
Published: March 28, 2012
Genre: Romance/Time Travel 

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.

You Can Purchase Glimmers HERE on Amazon. 


About The Author:
 Currently, 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. Shhhh, 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.

You find Barbara Brooke on her website, blog, twitter, Facebook and goodreads.
You can find the book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5AdmypArSc
And a sample of the audio book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2XEM14Juws
My Thoughts and Review:
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!


  1. I like the antique cover on this and I like the glimmer aspect, I am bummed you didn't connect with MC. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. I agree, the cover is just beautiful!

  3. I liked Delilah's story the best. I think there may be more Glimmers to Emma in future books... I'm not for sure but I think that's what she said.
    I'm sorry you didn't connect with her so much when she was herself. I liked her but I did like the Glimmers the best.
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  4. This sounds like it could be interesting. Thanks for the great review.

  5. The glimmers thing sounds like a unique take on time travel. I always thought it would be fascinating to be able to looking into other peoples lives. Especially taking a look at history. Would love to see how people lived back in the day.

  6. I was terrified to write Emma's story, but then I imagined how Jane Austin would write for today's audience. I'm glad you enjoyed Paige's glimmers. Candace was right; Emma will return one day ;)
    Thanks for the review.

  7. I liked Delilah and William's story personally. I enjoyed Paige but just wished I knew a bit more on her own romance. I thought this was a nice feel good read especially since I picked it up after a couple of disastrous reads.

  8. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

    @Candace, it was okay that I didn't connect to Paige because I loved all the other stories so much. :)

  9. I like the antique cover on this and I like the glimmer aspect, I am bummed you didn't connect with MC. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  10. I can't wait until I finally get to read this book. My reading has slowed waaaay down lately. Grr

  11. So has mine. There is always so much to do during this time of year that it is hard squeezing time in to read some days. I feel like I am so behind right now.

  12. The cover art is amazing! I see everyone agrees on that. Sounds like a really good book!