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THE GLASS GUARDIAN by [Gillard, Linda]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

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About the Author

Award-winning author Linda Gillard lives in the Scottish Highlands. She's been an actress, journalist and teacher and is the author of six novels, including STAR GAZING, short-listed in 2009 for "Romantic Novel of the Year" and HOUSE OF SILENCE, a Kindle bestseller selected by Amazon UK as one of their Top Ten "Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 699 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088CQPOM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Following the death of her beloved aunt, Ruth returns to 'Tigh na Linne', the house on Skye where she spent her childhood summers. Having already lost her partner and father that year, Ruth is there to grieve, and to decide what to do with her life next. She's reunited with a childhood friend, and confronted with memories. She may also be confronted by a ghost...

Paranormal romance is not a genre I've read much of, so I wasn't sure what to expect. How do you have a relationship with a ghost, and how do you manage to resolve the issue, and make a satisfying ending? Thankfully, Linda has managed to answer all of these questions, and make a love story which works.

Linda usually manages to offer a rather adorable hero, and in The Glass Guardian, she brings two potentials - one is Tom, who's rather complex, and not quite what you expect, and then the aforementioned ghost. Ruth herself is also worth a mention, dealing with grief, and a lot of changes in her life. She somehow manages to be both fragile and strong at the same time.

Once again this is where the strength of Linda's book lies, in the people. She paints characters who are realistic and flawed, and completely believable. You can have a strong storyline, but it doesn't quite work as well if you don't find yourself caring about the characters. Ruth became important to me, and I wanted things to work out for her.

With the stunning setting of a snowy Skye, The Glass Guardian brings music, grief, hope, love, and a ghost - what else could you need?!
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I'm a big fan of Linda Gillard and have read all her books and I was just a little worried that this was not going to be a book for me because of its supernatural theme, a genre I don't normally read. Well, Linda proved me wrong that a good book can be written on that theme! The characters were again so well developed and 3-dimensional. On starting the book, I thought it was all going to be too far fetched and unbelievable, but not so. As I read, I came to care about the characters and completely suspended my disbelief in the story (keeping an open mind is very much part of the book). I even had a little sniffle towards the end - not something that happens often when I read - but there were some very beautiful scenes that had me blinking very hard!
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By Welsh Annie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Jun. 2012
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If anyone doubts that you can cuddle up with a Kindle, this book will prove to you that you really can. In some ways it's an unusual book to have come from Linda Gillard, but in other ways it really isn't. It has the strongly drawn characters we're used to, the same insightful examination of thoughts and emotions, and that strong sense of place in the Skye setting and the wonderful Tigh na Linne. This is a book that delves into the pain of loss, and the healing power of love, and I found it quite enchanting. I really enjoyed the central narrative which looked at the history of her musician aunt and the wider family history, and while there will be those who say that the narrative turns on a lot of coincidence and chance, it really worked for me in my glorious state of suspended disbelief. This is a story with a strong supernatural element - something I'd normally avoid - but there's nothing unsettling or uncomfortable about it, just a strong feeling of love and caring. In its theme this book reminded me very much of the earlier books by Susanna Kearsley, but its style is totally Linda Gillard. I loved it.
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I don't really know how to write this review because I want to make sure I don't give away any of the story, so I am going to keep it very simple and just say buy the book and then snuggle down in a chair with a lovely cup of hot chocolate and enjoy being transported to the wonderful Island of Skye. Normally I would not have bought a book of this genre, but having read Linda's other books I had no doubt I would enjoy it, and I can assure you I wasn't disappointed. From the very first page I was drawn into the magnificent story of a gorgeous house and the secret history of the family that have lived in it, concentrating on one element in particular. I didn't want to stop reading and found it a very hard to put down, I just wanted to read one more chapter until late into the night.

Overall I would say give this book a try, it is a lovely read and you will thoroughly enjoy it. :)
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With temps of up to 40C this summer I have enjoyed the excuse of the weather to spend time reading during the heat of the day. I have read some great novels this summer and with The Glass Guardian, once again Linda Gillard had me engrossed in her writing. In fact this time her writing, which I have always enjoyed finding all her previous novels to be five star reads, actually exceeded my expectations as I was unsure about the paranormal aspect. I need not have worried this is another five star read, an unconventional romance maybe but it still had me captivated.
An imaginative storyline but surrounded by reality with similarities to Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, although I enjoyed The Glass Guardian more. It was possibly an unusual choice to read on a hot summer afternoon but on the other hand how cooling it was to be transported to the wintry scenes of Skye and the fantastic cover really worked well for me, making Tigh-na-Linne the house where the story unfolds come to life in my imagination. The paranormal genre is a new departure for the author although if you have read her earlier novels you will know it is a subject she has touched on before with characters that play ghost like roles. However her characters are portrayed they are always very believable and realistic with women that are normal as the heroines and some gorgeous sounding heroes, the ones in The Glass Guardian are no exception. Once again she has written an enthralling story about friendship, family, love and music recurring themes in her novels.

To say too much about the storyline here would be entirely wrong as the reader needs to discover how everything connects for themselves in this very sensitive and emotional love story.
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