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3.00020911752405 out of 53.00020911752405 out of 53.00020911752405 out of 53.00020911752405 out of 53.00020911752405 out of 5 3.00 (4,782 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wynette, Texas Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780061769382
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Welcome to the world of the Glitter Baby

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be.

An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A highly entertaining story. Glitter Baby is a must for readers of women’s fiction.”

    Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Glitter Baby is sensational! The glamour of Hollywood and Paris comes vibrantly alive in this compelling story of love and betrayal. It made me laugh, it made me cry…pure excellence.”

    Judith McNaught, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Witty and refreshing…surprisingly thought provoking.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Julia Gibson’s smooth delivery and dramatic style are perfect for the shallow and conniving characters who work to keep Jake and Fleur apart.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cinfull11 | 6/28/2017

    " Easy listening moves right along. We recommend to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 2/6/2014

    " I've been hitting a lot of misses lately in the reading department...start a book, become disinterested by the plot or writing style and put it down, repeat process... so I decided to turn to my trusted ole'standby author, SEP. She always makes me super happy! That is until, I read Glitter Baby. It's not horrible, but it's not great either. Pretty standard rags to riches (to rags to riches again) contemporary romance, but not at all up to SEP standards. It's missing that extra pizazz, sincerity, and quick wit that usually overflows from her novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Sanderson | 2/6/2014

    " Finished so long ago, I only have distant memories. Recall book as disappointing, and can only give rating of moderately amusing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/5/2014

    " I really disliked this book. I read Phillips because she has fun love stories and funny dialogue. This book is a dark, gloomy slog alongside a horrible family. It was a chore to finish, which was so disappointing from my favorite smut writer. And "Glitter Baby" is a stupid nickname. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anki | 1/28/2014

    " Not one of my favorite SEP books but it was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelly | 1/24/2014

    " A storyline that spanned a very long time, for one. It proved to be a little confusing and boring at times but is a great book over all. I really enjoyed it and it reminds me of "Do Not Disturb" by Tilly Bagshawe. Both female leads lived through a privileged yet traumatizing childhood, that ultimately greatly impacted their adulthood. Susan Elizabeth Philips is a great story teller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Hill | 1/16/2014

    " This is my all time favorite romance novel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 1/9/2014

    " Not my SEP favorite, that's for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Journeywoman | 1/2/2014

    " Could barely put it down. It was fascinating to see how SEP has grown as a writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 8/1/2013

    " Not my favorite Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Way too long. Too melodramatic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 7/30/2013

    " Dark and twisted, though I don't think that was what she was going for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 3/25/2013

    " another reread that sorta says it all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neha Oberoi | 3/23/2013

    " Really disappointing for a SEP. Too much traversing through time and no real moments with the actual pair. Seriously, where was the constant repartee that you're known for SEP??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Thompson | 12/7/2012

    " This was a weird book that turned fun and interesting. An easy and entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaynell | 10/30/2012

    " I loved this book. It isn't funny like SEP's Chicago Stars series, but it is a very engaging book. I felt sorry for Fleur and Jake. Both had built up walls around their hearts to keep from being hurt. It was wonderful to see both of them face their demons and come out winners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L.W. | 8/4/2012

    " It was a re-release and had some rather dated references...like he was typing with a typewriter...but I liked the story...I liked how she put all this together. This was her first book...and she did okay. I liked it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimée | 5/11/2012

    " Definitely not me favorite SEP story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annalie Plaetz | 1/8/2012

    " The first book that I've read of hers. I really enjoyed it and flew thru the story. The only problem I had was the end of the book. I felt that the epiloge didn't really close the story and focused too much on a mother who became a secondary character after the first 1/3 of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juanita | 5/21/2011

    " Pretty unremarkable as far as her stories go. I love her work and she's one of my few auto-buy authors. But I'm sitting here trying to remember details of this book, and nothing is coming to me... But I know I've read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clar | 5/17/2011

    " I really enjoyed the story overall but the inclusion of Clint Eastwood at the beginning? I don't know, I'm just not that comfortable with a real historical figure being used so intimately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayushi | 5/12/2011

    " This was more character driven than other SEP novels and I must say, far more emotionally brutal... but Fleur had a lot of guts and I admired her. The weakest link was the hero Koranda who left a lot to be desired! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Little | 4/27/2011

    " one of the worst susan elizabeth phillips books ever. The character urgh. The storyline double urgh. I think she had that amazing idea of using a war veteran and she really could have elaborated and gone with it. But she just skimmed over it and it didn't reach the depth it could have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cadence59 | 4/13/2011

    " This is one of my favorite escapist authors. I had read this about 15 years ago, if memory serves, but her latest book details the exploits of the child of these characters, and I had to get caught up. A fun revisit to the 80's! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Academicsupport | 3/29/2011

    " Another book I read quite awhile ago, but was reminded of such when I was rating another SEP novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/27/2011

    " This is the book that started the Susan Elizabeth Phillips obsession for me :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 3/22/2011

    " I bought this for a quarter at a book sale. Had I paid any more, I might have cared that it really wasn't very good (and I say this as someone who historically reads and enjoys romance novels). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 3/21/2011

    " Not my SEP favorite, that's for sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali | 3/17/2011

    " Totally stupid title, not such a bad read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cary | 2/17/2011

    " Story was interesting and there wasn't that much decriptive sex but the language was more than I needed! The romance felt almost secondary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cinnamon | 2/10/2011

    " Was okay, but made me feel a little icky reading. Too much old man, too young girl talk and activity.

    Pretty much only read to lead into Call me Irresistible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/5/2011

    " I just could not finish this one. I got about 100 pages in and hated the mom, dad and step dad charcters and hadn't really even got to the main character so I had to give this one up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shxrxn | 2/1/2011

    " I’m not living in the shadows anymore. I want to walk in the sun. But I can’t do that without you. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author whose books are published all over the world. She is also the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.