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Andre Garner, up-and-coming glassmaker, thought the trip to the island was worth the risk. He's been warned the place is full of mystery, ...
Andre Garner, up-and-coming glassmaker, thought the trip to the island was worth the risk. He's been warned the place is full of mystery, that the old woman living there is peculiar and anything can happen.
Yet the Delacroix glass collection is the stuff of fables. To contribute to it could make his career and set him up for a very long time.
But soon the stories and legends of the past pull him in, he and the beautiful girl he didn't expect to find there. Trapped together, unable to escape, he finds the most valuable thing inside isn't the glass at all.
From the best-selling author of FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series #1), SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS, delivers another page-turning romantic suspense.
Posted November 9, 2013
I really enjoyed this story about Andre Garner and Cerise Delacroix. The author did a great job writing and sharing this story which has an awesome spiritual theme. It's a story about redemption, restoration, love, and hope. Even though people make mistakes in the past, God can and will turn it around and use it for good. Through forgiveness, relationships and lives are restored as well as they're given a hopeful future. I highly recommend this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 23, 2013
Glass by Suzanne D. Williams is a wonderful story that kept me reading until I finished the book when I should have been doing other things. Andre Garner is a glassmaker who is becoming well know for his work and he has been summoned to the Delacroix mansion which is located on an island that can only be reached by ferry. The matriarch of the Delacroix family wants Andre to make a special piece of glass to complete the rare glass collection of her late husband. When Andre arrives at the mansion, he meets the granddaughter, Cerise, who is more or less trapped there with her domineering grandmother. The only other people living on the island are the maid and the boat driver. As soon as Andre reaches the house, he realizes that things are not quite what they seem and then he learns that his father and Cerise’s father were best friends. The mystery and suspense gets more interesting and sometimes frightening with each passing hour.
Again Suzanne has written a great story and all elements of the story are very well developed. The characters were so real that I felt as if I were right there on the island and living through their troubles with them. Scenes were so very well described that I could almost feel the cold spray of the water as Andre was being taken to the island. All the action taking place in the mansion had me right in the middle for it was so well done. Dialogue between the characters was well crafted and at times I wanted to jump into the conversations and give my opinion. I really appreciated that Andre stood up for his moral beliefs and in so doing helped Cerise to change her life. The plot had several twists and turns and quite a bit of suspense but at the end all the subplots were skillfully tied up into a neat and happy ending.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes a good Christian story with a good deal of suspense and mystery and a happy ending with a surprise.
Thanks to the author, Suzanne D. Williams, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
“Glass” by Suzanne D. Williams takes place in a remote mansion that can only be reached by ferry. Andre, a glass maker, has been summoned by the matriarch of the Delacroix estate to design and install a work of glass to complete her late husband’s collection of rare art glass. When he arrives, he meets a beautiful young woman, Cerise, her granddaughter.
Cerise has stayed behind with the maid and boat driver to tend to her grandmother. She believes that her family is cursed because of what happened there many years ago. As she begins to tell Andre her personal history, and shows him pictures taken at the mansion, a mystery forms in Andre’s mind.
Andre’s father and Cerise’s father were best friends. Andre’s father brought his fiancée with him to the manor for a fun weekend. It resulted in a fight that ended the friendship and their engagement, and began a web of lies and deceit. As the story unfolds, Cerise answers questions Andre has always had about his father. When he tells her about his own mother, he reveals the lies that have held Cerise as a hostage of fear all these years.
“Glass” is the third book written by Suzanne Williams that I have read. I’ve enjoyed all three. She is a very skilled writer who can put together a good, clean story with a decent moral.
At the beginning of the book, it contains a warning about the content not being suited for young readers. Ignore the warning. Anyone who is old enough to pronounce Delacroix can read this book without a blush. The sexual content is just French kissing. It mentions rape in conversation, but doesn’t go into the details.
Posted October 10, 2013
I give " Glass" by Suzanne Williams 5 stars. This is a story of romance (clean just kissing with mentions of more but since Andre Garner is a Christian he refuses the temptation.) There is also mention of rape ( Cerise is telling of her mother's past.) This is also a mystery.
Andre Garner is a glass maker and is hired by Mrs.Delacroix to contribute to her famous collection of glass. Her house was only reachable by fairy. The day he arrived there was foggy and storming, so he was forced to spend the night.
Andre and Cerise are attracted to each other instantly. But Cerise has secrets that she doesn't want to share but Andre makes a deal ( to get her in the swimming pool).
What are the secrets? It seems Andre and Cerise's past are connected. How can this be? I think if you take the time to read this story you will like it and the ending is just fantastic.
This book has a warning that "scenes in this story may contain graphic and/or sexual situations not suitable for younger readers" I have several of her stories and that has been on all of them but I found nothing in either that I wouldn't want my grandchildren to read unless it would be the subject of rape (in this story, it doesn't goes into detail just mentions that it happened).
I really liked how Andre and Cerise could put the past in the past and begin to live in the future and that by Andre's example, Cerise became A Christian.
But I guess I need to quit talking and let you get the book to read it yourself because if you like a little mystery and a little romance and the story of Salvation, then this book is for you!
I received a PDF file of this story by the author for a honest review.
Posted October 1, 2013
Old mansion, strange old women, half-truths, stormy weather, curses- and a beautiful young woman. A man faces an opportunity of a lifetime- the chance to advance his career, but gets sidetracked by the creepy goings on. This short read is a perfect read for a stormy afternoon curled up on the couch. Very enjoyable book that keeps you interested as you try to sort it all out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2014
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