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Revised version available December 1, 2014
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 — cl
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Paperback, 2, 228 pages
Published March 28th 2012
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Puddlyduck
Upon entering a goodreads giveaway for this novel, the author kindly got in touch to let me know Glimmers would be available for free on kindle for a short time.
After downloading this book I thought I'd have a brief gander at it to get a feel for their style of storytelling. Well, a couple of pages soon turned into a couple of chapters and I was hooked! I didn't intend to begin a new book (I have another ebook and paperback on the go as it is) but I settled into this cosy book and had devoured
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Leaffrog03
I got this book as part of a goodreads first reads giveaway and I am so glad I did. This book is about a woman named Paige who is married and is trying to help her little sister plan her wedding. Then one day she starts to get "glimmers" or memories of the past when she wears an item that had strong emotional attachment to the previous owner. She learns about a woman named Delilah when she wears her boots, her sister Hailey when she tries on her engagement ring, and her ancestor Emma when she we ...more
Esperanza
The book Glimmers written by Barbara Brooke is a chick-lit that opened up a new world of fiction to my eyes. The paranormal episodes initially presented a challenge for me in the beginning, but once I got used to the changes, things settled right down for me in a good way. I really enjoyed how the author took her readers on an exploratory book adventure, by giving them something new and insightful yet without all the modern day violence and nonsense that others must use to write a good story. Br ...more
Susan
May 28, 2012 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I got this as a free book on Amazon. Wasn't thinking to much about it till today when I wanted something upbeat to read. I started it and couldn't put my kindle down. My kids looked at me strange because I cooked dinner while reading. I just wanted to keep reading and know what was happening to Paige. Looking forward to reading Beyond Glimmers. Thank you Barbara for telling me about your great book.
Kristen Chandler
I am so glad I participated in this blog tour! I mean I usually always enjoy the books Candace sends me anyway.
Glimmers is a chick lit style book, with romance and paranormal elements. And it is CLEAN. Let me tell you, being in the book business and a blogger, I read a LOT of books and a clean one that is enjoyable and not on a kid level is hard to find. That in itself makes the book rare and valuable.
I have two favorite things about this book.
The first is the paranormal element. I love how the
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Sandy
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 items she touches.

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 go
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Kerry Ann Morgan
Glimmers, the first of a trilogy of novels by debut author Barbara Brooke, twists women's fiction with the element of time/memory travel.

Paige Mackenzie's life is calm and lovely but missing that bit of passion, of spark. Though she lives the suburban dream (doting husband, nice house, two wonderful kids) she occasional imagines stepping into someone else's shoes for just few hours.

When she finds a pair of 80's suede ankle boots on a thrift store treasure hunt, her life gains some of the spice
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Anne
Oxford English Dictionary definition.

Glimmer ~ (verb) to shine brightly with a wavering light
Glimmer ~ (noun) a faint or wavering light / a faint sign of a feeling or quality, especially a desirable one


Glimmers was published by Barbara Brooke in March 2012, as well as writing women's fiction she also writes fantasy novels for young adults under the pen name of HB Bolton.
Paige is an average, everyday American Mum. She's happily married to Elliott, although theirs is now more of a comfortable rela
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Dana
LOVED this book, Barbara Brooke takes us on unexpected journeys thru time when with just the touch of an object emotionally attached to the owner our lovely Paige gets a "Glimmer" into someone's life seeing thru their eyes,feeling their emotions.
This all helps Paige improve her life and discover new talents, Her Husband Elliot is delightful, fun, loving and supportive, This book is lighthearted and just a feelgood story. I highly recommend this book if you want to smile :) I give it 5 sparkles.
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Bri (Books and Ashes)
What I liked: I loved the concept of this book, it was really interesting and a fun read for me. Paige is a wonderful character who I really enjoyed following throughout the book, and I enjoyed the glimmers she goes through, they were all really interesting to read about. There were plenty of heart-felt moments about the characters inside the glimmers we face, and I was surprised by the affect that the glimmers had upon Paige by the end of the book. I also really enjoyed the characters the glimm ...more
Kenzie
I was absolutely captivated while reading Glimmers. Brooke did such an amazing job weaving the story of Paige and how the glimmers she experienced changed and molded who she was into a better person. The other characters in the book were great too, especially Paige's husband Elliot. I feel that he was a rock for Paige helping her when she needed it most and without question. At first I was not fond of Hailey, Paige's sister, but later in the book I began to understand her a little better. I love ...more
Connie Anderson
Dec 09, 2014 Connie Anderson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers who are looking for something fresh and different to read (about women).
Recommended to Connie by: Reading Deals Review Club
Others have gone into long synopsis of the book, so I will try to be brief. In Chapter One, Paige drops the kids off at school and enjoys time to herself to shop for a vintage outfit that she really loves. She goes home to try it on. The last thing she puts on are these leather boots that she fell in love with. One minute she is at the kitchen sink, and the next, she is sort of falling and seeing lights. Then, for several chapters, the story is about a young girl in the 1980's who fell in love o ...more
Jo Dunn
The first few chapters of Barbara Brooke's Glimmers were on the "iffy" side, for me. I was distracted by various and sundry syntax, tense and sentence structure issues. That having been said, once I start reading a book, I rarely set it aside - unfinished. Once read, I was exceedingly grateful that I'd forged ahead! Several chapters in, the glimmer of hope I'd hoped to see burst forth DID and, to my delight, I was pulled in! Glimmers is charming book, filled to overflowing with whimsy, wit and " ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
This review was originally posted on Between My Lines

I'm on one of my very rare Book Tours today and it feature's Glimmers by Barbara Brooke. This is a clean adult chick-lit/women's fiction with paranormal elements. The review tourisrunning fromDecember 15-19 so if you want some other opinions check out the tour page for the full schedule. Plus there is a giveaway to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (INT) so make sure you take a moment to enter that too, if you're not in, you can't win!
Why I joined t
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
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. She has Glimmers of the past from other people. She sees what they have kept as memories and gets to see them first hand. Every time she comes back from one of the Glimmers she keeps a piece of that person. She can't believe what is happening to her and sometimes she really enjoys having the glimmers.The glimmers can come from ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
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 o
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Becky Sherriff
Once I had read the synopsis for this book I was very intrigued and I have to say this book did not disappoint.

Paige lives an ordinary family life, husband and children then one day something odd happens to her, she feels as if she is transported to somebody else's life, she thinks and feels everything that the other person does and is living their life. This experience has it's positives and negatives and when Paige is transported to her sister's life then things become a bit tricky. Paige's h
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Lynne
I love the whole idea of touching something, an antique pin at a flea market or a vintage dress, or an old watch, etc. and being able to *know* things about the previous owners.
I don't think I'm alone in this fascination and it makes for a fantastic story line ... this is the mesmerizing premise behind Glimmers.

Glimmers is a four-in-one story. There is the story of the main character, Paige, a reasonably happily married middle-aged mom, who discovers her ability to *be in* (or transport to) a p
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Patty
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My " in a nutshell" summary...

Paige touches an object and sort of becomes that object's owner...learning and sharing and reacting as that person...for awhile.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Hmmm...Paige has the "glimmers". If she slips on boots, a ring, an article of clothing...she sort of becomes the person that the object originally belonged to. She experiences their lives. In this book she buys a pair of vintage boots and becomes Delilah...17 year old madly in lo
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Andrea M.
Review for Glimmers by Barbara Brooke
*This is a Copy received from Goodreads First Reads for free, (won) Thank you!

I received this book through a contest on Goodreads. I entered because it sounded like an interesting story, and it was something different from the paranormal books I normally read. I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. I was excited when I learned that I won, I was excited when I got it in the mail, and now after reading it I’m even more excited to see what Barbara Brooke writes
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Heidi
Three and a half stars: A sweet feel good romance with three stories in one.

Paige is a busy, hardworking mother. Balancing two children, a husband, home and added on top of all that she is helping plan her sister's upcoming wedding. Paige enjoys the few moments she has to herself, like her recent shopping spree to a consignment store. It is Paige's lucky day when she finds a pair of soft suede ankle boots. She snatches them up along with a great pair of jeans. Life is good. Later that day, Paige
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Candace
First of all, I label this as adult as that's what it technically is. But this is a book that would fit into the YA genre fairly well too. The main character is an adult and she is married and has children. But when she has Glimmers and looks into the past, basically just soaks into another persons life in the past, she ends up in a teenagers head. Twice. So when she ends up there it's like the other character is narrating. The voice becomes that other character because that's who Paige has beco ...more
Anna

I loved this book! It 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. I enjoyed “glimmering” with Paige.

In this book, Paige can find herself living another person’s life just by touching things or doing certain activities. Paige first begins to glimmer when she is in her kitchen. Paige is thrown into Delilah Jones’ life. Paige is taken on a romantic ride through Delilah’s love story with Will Be
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Cathleen
I want to thank the author, Barbara Brooke, for choosing me as a winner of "Glimmers" during her recent book giveaway here at Goodreads.

I have been a long time fan of time travel stories. I especially enjoyed the way the author opened the story with the main character on a shopping spree. I really thought she was shopping until I discovered she was just reliving a recent one while driving her children to school.

The main character is young, married and has two small children. She has "glimmers" w
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Reilly
I received a copy of this book free via a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

First, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

In this book, we follow Paige as she "glimmers" into other peoples lives through an emotional thread left behind in a pair of boots, earrings and even her sisters engagement ring. From the 1980s to the early 19th century, these glimmers help her to understand what is going on in her life. The glimmers that Paige has really draws you into the story and you almost don't
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Lynda Kelly
I really enjoyed this, both the idea and the story itself. It's about a girl who can suddenly see into the lives of people who've previously owned an item she picks up. Not all the time but it just happens when she least expects it. It then goes into the lives of these other women in detail and it's really interesting. An American girl in the 80's, an English girl in the 1800's are just two so it's a nice and varied read too and you get to know those characters.
I really liked the ending and hop
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Reading Bifrost
In Glimmers the reader follows the female lead, Paige, as she discovers a new “superpower” that allows her to see glimmers of peoples memories through items they had a strong connection to. The book isn’t heavy on the paranormal aspect- the characters just accept what happens to Paige without too much fuss and carry on (with little explanation later on). I didn’t mind it not being heavy on the paranormal, but a bit more curiosity on Paige and her husband’s part wouldn’t have hurt.

The lives Paige
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Rhonda
Aug 06, 2012 Rhonda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Rhonda by: Good Reads First Read
I was lucky enough to receive Glimmers through a Good Read First Read giveaway. I found it to be a sweet summer read. The concept of glimmering is a great device Barbara Brooke uses to weave multiple stories into one cohesive plot. Though I am not usually a fan of Hollywood endings, I found I was hoping for exactly that as I reached the final chapters. I also appreciated that it was a captivating adult romance that I could share with my teenager and my mother without hesitation.
Ashley
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Daleine
This a delightful book. The characters are fun to read about. The book has four love stories in one as page Glimmers into other women's lives. It was a book which was hard to put down as you read of what these young women choose to do with their lives. It is light reading and is appropriate for teens and adults.
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Barbara Brooke writes from the comfort of her home in sunny Florida. Although she's frequently distracted by her supportive husband, two adorable children, gorgeous greyhounds, scruffy mutt, and egg-dropping chickens, she's always eager to create new worlds and interesting characters for her next book.

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