Monday, August 3, 2009

Book Review: Glitter Baby

Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Description: Fleur Savager grew up unwanted by her father and loved by her mother. But her mother's love was a bit suffocating - at least when her mother was around. There was a lot going on behind the scenes with that relationship - that she knew nothing about. So when her mother wants to escape that relationship she uses Fleur's beauty to do it. Off Fleur goes to becoming "Glitter Baby" a world renowned model and actress.

Her first movie leads her straight into the arms of Jake Koranda - Hollywood's leading man. Jake doesn't want to like Fleur at first -but he can't deny she is a hard worker and caring person.

Fleur never believes she deserves the fame and fortune and good looks that she has been granted. When Jake betrays her and so does her mother - she takes off to become her own woman. In doing so she finds out who in her life truly cares.

Thoughts: This may seem biased but when it comes to author's that I love and reprints of works that occurred early in their career - I usually walk away unsatisfied. Writing is a skill and so is story telling. And many authors progress over the years such that their earlier books leave me wanting in comparison with their current releases. But I try not to let that completely stop me from giving a book a try.

So I picked up this book because it had been re-released and because I had read Susan's most recent release and enjoyed it. And of course Glitter Baby (and her daughter) were mentioned. So that meant I had to know where that story came from. And you know what I wasn't disappointed. Yes the time is back in the 70's and 80's and it is not changed to be more current. Yes the stars they mention are people that were famous back then - as opposed to the more current leading ladies and men of today. But you know what? That only made the story more endearing.

I definitely enjoyed this book - and thought it was a fun quick read!

What genre would you consider this?


1 comment:

Jess said...

This sounds like a fun read -- thanks for the recommendation!