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Glitter Baby

(Wynette, Texas #0.5)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  10,505 ratings  ·  579 reviews
She's young, sassy, and heartbreakingly innocent. And her sensational career is headed for the stratosphere with a million-dollar movie deal and an explosive encounter with the man every woman in America wants. But long-hidden secrets surface with her waking passions, forcing her to flee her lover, her family—even her own fame.

From a cloistered convent childhood in France
Paperback, 429 pages
Published 2009 by Piatkus (first published January 1st 1987)
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Theresa I think it's because a new character at the very end of this book is in a future book with a secondary character from Fancy Pants.
Theresa I think it's because a new character at the very end of this book is in a future book with a secondary character from Fancy Pants.

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Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this one. It was a re-read and I think I loved it even more this time... I had sort of forgotten the book. Then Karen and Sharon read it recently and it piqued my interest as their review/updates were intriguing me. Karen loved it. Sharon, not so much... Mmmm, I said to myself, I wonder how I would feel about it now doing another read!

Fleur has a fairly fucked up childhood. Her parents are assholes. OK, her mother thinks she is pushing her child out of love but to me it was selfish and s
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Ok, so this is one of those books that you have to read…then sit back and think about for a while before you decide how you feel about it. To be honest, I got about half way into it deciding that it really wasn’t doing anything for me. But then… something happened, and it all just started making sense to me.

It was like the story was just turning out to be one big prologue. I kept waiting and waiting for the real story to pick up. I kept thinking that this is way too much background infor
Feb 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Giving this one another try! SEP is one of my favorite authors. I must have been in a mood!!! 😊😊

Nope. Didn't work the second time either. No worries. I still love her. :)

2.5 Stars

Gosh, I don't know what to say about this one other than as a whole it just didn't work for me.

I truly enjoy SEP's writing so I am not sure where this one went wrong for me.

I started skimming which is always dreadful to admit but it happened. Instead of completely embracing the story, sadly I
Glitter Baby is the third installment in Susan Elizabeth Phillips's contemporary romance series titled: Wynette, Texas. This ended up being a great book even though it took a little while for me to find my own personal enjoyment. Glitter Baby begins by immediately setting up the relationship between "Glitter Baby"'s parents before her birth. I didn't like the parents' characters or their relationship and could not find any investment in this all. In November 2015, I ended up DNF'ing a ...more
Jane Stewart
I loved this book.

There are TWO VERSIONS of this book. Glitter Baby was first published in 1987. The version I read was published in 2009 and includes changes made by the author. I recently listened to the audiobook which was released in December, 2008. I’m pretty sure it is the revised book.

The narrator Julia Gibson was excellent, but someone inserted 20 seconds of music periodically during the reading. The music was ok but the placement was terrible. Most of the time it was in the mi
da AL
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got in your past sociopaths & narcisists? not to worry. This is the story of how what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, plus it's got heaps of redemption. Not my genre, but still much enjoyed it as well as the fine audio reader.
Duchess Nicole
Even with the long, drawn out beginnings, I still love SEP's older books to pieces. I hate to admit it, but telling the parent's story really does add a depth to the H/h's tale that is incomparable. I think this may be my favorite of the series so far. I've been listening to it on audio and the narration is fantastic. Multilayered characters, a story spanning decades, and often villains that you can empathize with. Romance that is super spicy but truly realistic, even though it's set in a world ...more
I swear, Susan Elizabeth Phillips has sacrificed more virgins than the Aztecs.

Usually (by usually, I mean the 8 books I just inhaled), she wins me over with her banter and zaniness, but Glitter Baby was unappealing from beginning to end. I spent the first half of the book uncomfortable with the various plotlines and loathsome characters, and by the time the first "love" scene rolled around, I was mentally grabbing a habit and ruler and yelling, "STOP RIGHT NOW!"

In romance books, you know which c
Geo Marcovici
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
O poveste de viața care parcurge 30 de ani. Doua destine întretăiere, emoții și sentimente; iluzii și deziluzii. O carte scrisă cu sufletul, ce ajunge direct in suflet!
Vero Rinconin
No soy capaz de puntuar este libro, no me salen las palabras para hablar de mi experiencia lectora, así que recurriré a las imágenes aunque no se si lo captarán.
Waaaaaaaaay too much back story in this one! I tried to stick with it, but the hero doesn't even make an appearance until page 109 and the heroine's selfish mother was grating on my last nerve. There was a hint of possible incest or statutory rape which I am not a fan of. Lots of name dropping and references to brands. Ended up chucking this one.

Such a shame because SEP is one of my favorite authors. If I had read her oldest stuff first, I probably wouldn't have bothered with the Chicago Stars s
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kütüphanem
Son zamanlarda okuduğum belki de en iyi kitaptı!
SEP yine farkını göstermişti ve ben yazarın kalemini çok özlemişim.
Karakterleri o kadar incelikli işliyor ki kitaplarına aşk kitabıydı deyip geçmek büyük haksızlık. Karakterin alt yapısını, nedenlerini, karakterini ilmek ilmek dokuyarak, hiçbir sayfasından sıkılmamayı garantileyerek veriyor okura. SEP farkı da bu olsa gerek...

Ben kitaptan bir parça SEP'in kitaplarından biri olan BALAYI tadını aldım, ki o kitabı da çok çok severim. Fleur'un çocukluğ
Karina Garcia
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mi percepción demuestra una vez más que no todos sentimos de la misma manera una lectura.
Me sentí atrapada por la magia de Susan, sentí que cada linea relatada tenia su razón para contarnos esta hermosa historia.
Sheltered and hidden away for most of her life, Fleur Savagar is not prepared for the glamorous world she's thrust into at such a young age. Her striking looks, that she's never reconciled with the ugly ducking she began her life as, open her to a world of games and secrets that menace her very innocence. But no one threatens her heart and mind- until Jake Koranda.

A hot actor who agrees to have Fleur act in the first movie both written and performed by him, at first, Jake dismisses Fleur as anot
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3'5☆ De todos los libros que llevo leído de esta autora,este me ha parecido el más flojo...
El comienzo me pareció muy lento.
Me ha sobrado momentos de la madre,se me hacía muy pesada.
Me ha faltado más momentos entre J y F.Pero eso si,los que había me han encantado.♡
La historia en sí,no ha estado mal,habido momentazo!
Me ha gustado :)
Milica's Bookshelf
Početak je dosta obećavao, ali zatim je počeo uvid u život Fleurine majke, Belinde, pre nego što je Fleur postala Zlatna djevojka, ma pre nego što je uopšte Fleur došla na svet...taj deo je tako bio onda povratak u "sadašnjost" i tu već počinje da se dešava nešto.
Kako mi je prvi deo ovog serijala puno bolji od ovog dela a dala sam mu 4 zvezdice, ovaj deo jednostavno ne mogu da ocenim sa više od 3 zvezdice.
DNF - 35%

There are not many books I abandon but this one has been added to that pile. For me it was a rollercoaster ride and every time I thought it was going to get going it stalled....There's no way to sugar coat it but I was bored and have moved onto the next.

From what I could tell this book doesn't seem to have anything to do with Wynette so can't understand why it's in this series!

Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: güncel
Haftasonumu güzelleştiren diğer kitabı sizlere nasıl anlatsam bilemiyorum. Kısaca #SEP diyeyim siz anlayın.
Bu yazara aşığım, hayranım, böyle pamuklara sarıp sarmalamak, bütün gün envai cesit yiyecekle beslemek ve sadece yazsın o muhtesem kalemini konustursun istiyorum. ❤

Geçen yıl temmuzdan beri yeni kitabını bekliyordum ki yayinevi sagolsun sonunda bizi hatunumuza kavusturdu. #Tasbebek ile yeni bir seriye gecis yaptık . Bu seride daha cok medyatik yüzler, oyuncular, senaristler, mankenler var.
MB (What she read)
I am not a fan of re-issued romances. This one was disappointing and I could not finish it. Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books have obviously very much improved since this one was written. I think they must have decided to re-issue this one because the main characters show up nominally (and years later) in the new book "What I Did For Love".

If you are new to Susan Elizabeth Phillips please skip this one and try one of the newer books! If you are a SEP-fan, then this may be worth your while. But be
La Narradora
Ha sido el libro de SEP que más me ha costado leer y se nota que es el primero. He tenido altibajos con él porque hay partes que me han divertido mucho y otras que se me hacían pesadas. He echado de menos más relación de los protagonistas, ha sido más una historia de ella, toda la vida de ella, lo cual está bien pero no es a lo que yo estoy acostumbrada con SEP. Los padres lo PEOR, ¡qué gente! De todos modos hay partes que me las he leído del tirón y que me han gustado mucho, la esencia de esta ...more
Jacob Proffitt
How the heck is this supposed to be part of the "Wynette, Texas" series? There's no Wynette in it. There's no hint of the previous couples. It was written before any of the others, as well. I have to believe that is a mistake and since being part of the series is why I read this bomb I feel more than a little cheated. ETA: Ah. Turns out Fleur and Jake are parents to a lead in a book later in the series. Bah.

So anyway, the biggest problem with this book is the awful people at the heart of it. And
You know you are in the hands of a good writer when time suspends, the story is so real you find yourself lost in it, and the characters are three dimensional enough that you truly CARE what happens to them. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a goddess of romance for these very reasons!

Glitter Baby, although it is an earlier work of hers, still has all the elements that make SEP so unique and addicting! Glitter Baby has elements of BOTH romance and fiction. It is unlike lots of her newer work that foc
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Въпреки, че тази книга не е съвсем типична за стила на Сюзън Елизабет Филипс, смятам, че е една от най-силните й книги. Така обичният хумор, присъстващ в повечето книги на авторката, тук сякаш липсва или е притъпен от сериозността на всички житейски перипетии и разочарования в живота на героите. Книгата някак се намира на границата между разпускащо и хвърлящо в размисли четиво, а това лавиране на мен лично ми допада.

Nina Draganova
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Започна неубедително тази книга, но постепенно стана интересна.Не е типично в стила на авторката,малко ми наподобяваше Луиз Бегшоу. В крайна сметка всичко си дойде по местата, не липсва чувството й за хумор, добрите диалози.Грандоманията е това , което ме дразни в американските автори.Всичко е най. Свръхреалистични неща се описват, които нямат нищо общо с живота.Всяка книга обаче,която ме кара да я прочета на един дъх,получава моята висока оценка.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
First let me say that I'm a big SEP fan. I almost always enjoy her characters. She has creative plot lines and snappy dialog. So what would one of her earlier books be like? Let's travel all the way back to 1987, when hair was big and portable phones required a five pound battery. Although that was the original publish date, it wasn't the date of the book setting.

Our story begins when a stupid obnoxious twit changes her name to Belinda and runs away to Hollywood to fall in love with the stars. B
Apr 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mixed review. Keep in mind that this story was written I believe in the mid to late 80's, so it's a bit dated. I really wish they would have made some updates before re-releasing it, because part of this story had a bit of an "ick factor" in it for me.

Loved the story of Fleur and Jake and thought it was great. Very, very touching story. Loved the telling of the feelings about Vietnam and the emotional baggage that often results by being in war. I loved both characters and it was great to see Fle
Kimberly Nicole

Get ready for a blast into the past of old Hollywood! Lots of back story, but all relevant information! Without being trapped in Belinda's mind for a while you may never understand her motives. Her actions and thought process will make you want to hurling your kindle across the room. Officially the award for worst mother of the year: Belinda Savard! And Alexi was thirty shades of f'd up. Gross!!!! A man of your nightmares.

I love the Wynette series, the way the stories blend together is seamless
Interesting story involving highly dysfunctional relationships where children end up in the middle. Fluera Savagar becomes a model more to fulfill her mother Belinda's dreams. Fluera becomes an unwitting pawn in miserable games orchestrated by her parents.

At times, it was difficult to buy into Fluera's acceptance of these people when she was made aware of some of the horrible choices they made that significantly impacted her. It felt at times that there were too many extremes involving too many
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 #Winterthon
Me encantó salvo por dos cositas: Belinda es la peor de toda la historia, me arruinó el epílogo, de verdad, algo tan bonito estropeado por una persona tan horrible y la resolución en general, creo que en los últimos instantes tendría que haber habido más enfrentamiento. Pasando de esto fue una lectura hermosa, me leí como 200 páginas en un día de lo enganchada que me tenía, recomendable.
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