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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips first published The Glitter Baby in 19

Susan Elizabeth Phillips first published The Glitter Baby in 1987.  The current version, rewritten and published in 2009, is a rework of the original.  Overall, I found this a highly entertaining read even if it is a bit dated.  Fleur Savagar, the Glitter Baby, is the ...
Susan Elizabeth Phillips first published The Glitter Baby in 1987.  The current version, rewritten and published in 2009, is a rework of the original.  Overall, I found this a highly entertaining read even if it is a bit dated.  Fleur Savagar, the Glitter Baby, is the illegitimate child of Errol Flynn and Belinda, a failed Hollywood starlet.  (Yes, I know.  Modern readers have to do a Google search to identify Mr. Flynn.)  




Scorned by Flynn and pregnant, Belinda lands on her feet by marrying millionaire Alexi Savagar, who hates Flynn and takes on the scorned mistress as revenge.  Alexi, however, is not fooled by Belinda’s attempts to persuade him the baby is his.  At birth, he packs Fleur off to a convenient French convent.  Belinda, now enjoying her position in Parisian society as Alexi’s wife, simply has a replacement child: Michel.




However, Belinda’s indifference changes as Fleur grows into a beautiful woman.  Belinda sees the chance to realize her Hollywood dreams by transforming her daughter into The Glitter Baby.  Fleur is allowed to come home where Belinda begins to groom her for stardom.  Alexi, on the other hand, disappointed that his only son and heir Michel is gay, has a darker future in mind for his step-daughter who still believes he is her father.  




Enter drop dead gorgeous movie star Jake Korada, who having served in Vietnam (another possible Google search for some readers), has his own emotional scars.  Jake reluctantly agrees to hire Fleur for a movie that is loosely based upon his own return from war.  Jake is screen writer, producer and star of the production.  Of course Fleur and Jake fall for each other during filming, but the apple cart is more than upset when Fleur finds her snake-like mother in a compromising position with Jake.




Fleur flees to Paris to the man she believes is her father, only to be imprisoned in Alexi’s mansion where he reveals the name of her real father, now long dead.   Alexi, as snake-like as Belinda, also informs Fleur that he has selected  her to bear him a child to replace the disappointing Michel.  




Horrified, Fleur escapes, but not before she destroys Alexi’s most prized possession, his vintage Bugatti.  The scene where Fleur takes a crowbar to the machine the revolting Alexi loves more than any human is one of the best in the book.




Fleur disguises herself by chopping off her legendary blond locks, gaining twenty pounds, and by becoming the Girl Friday for a rock band.  Eventually she puts her anger at her truly awful parents behind her and makes her way to New York, where she decides to open her own talent agency.  One of her goals is promote the career of her aspiring actress friend, Kissy, and her brother Michel’s career as a fashion designer.  




Reenter Jake, who asks Fleur to represent him, not as an actor, but as a screen writer.  Fleur’s struggles to avoid being destroyed by Alexi, who is bent on revenge for the Bugatti, to aid her friend and her brother, and to deal with her true feelings for Jake lead to a powerful conclusion.  Fleur emerges not as The Glitter Baby, but as a strong and powerful woman who has achieved well earned success and the love of her man.  Although a little dated, this is an entertaining read.  

posted by Deborah03 on February 20, 2013

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed!

The humor in her books that I love so much was missing from "Glitter Baby" I had a hard time connecting with the characters. Definitely not one of her best story lines.

posted by APlus on March 9, 2009

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