~5 Star REVIEWS~
I thoroughly enjoyed doing the cliff walk on Howth again and revisiting Dublin with Pat McDermott's characters. While everything seemed so familiar, her fairies inhabiting the island, kept me on my toes. The idea of an Irish king ruling the country today adds to the fun and enchantment. The troubles of the American ambassador's granddaughter drew me in from the start. Beautifully written, the story plays with the contrast of a modern day Ireland and the presence of mythical creatures. Great read for young and old.
Review by - Edith Parzefall
I just spent seven hours "away with the fairies" and loved every minute of it! Pat's enchanting novel is the perfect blend of Irish folklore, magic, romance, action and suspense. I would recommend this book to young adults of all ages. I found myself entertained, engrossed and educated. The scenery and images brought me right into the story with the characters. From the Irish royal family to a myriad of magical fairies, "Glancing Through The Glimmer" is an enthralling page turner that should not be missed.
Review by- nhwriter
What a great read! This book had fairies and danger and a handsome young prince - what more could you ask for? I want to plan a trip to Ireland right now with this book as my guide!!!
Review by-Finicky book reader
Glancing Through the Glimmer is a treat! Fairies, princes, love, and danger! And we also get a taste of traveling Ireland. Pat McDermott is a wonderful writer -- her choice of detail bring Ireland, the characters and the story alive! I was totally entranced and read this book in one sitting -- all wrapped up cozy by the fire. I really hope she has a sequel - I'm not ready to leave Liam, Janet and the Fairies just yet!
Review by- Virginia Deluca "ginny d"
It is not often that I buy a book that I simply cannot put down! I am so happy to have learned of this author, and this story. She blends fact and fantasy, and presents us with "what might have been." While one can argue that the fantasy introduced could never happen, Ms. McDermott does, indeed, make us believe that not only could it...it actually did. Set in modern-day Ireland, but with a twist (I don't want to give away too many details...best you should discover them for yourself!), this extraordinary story will lift you from your every day world and transport you to Mother Ireland, where a wonderful story of young love mixes with a bit of the faery kingdom. There is romance, suspense and a plot designed to keep you reading long into the night. This is a book that I will read over and over again, particularly when I need a "lift" to my spirits. Thank you, Ms. McDermott, for your imagination and the ability to spin your story into words! You are, indeed, one heck of a seanchaí! I couldn't possibly give you a better compliment. Now...I want more! Review by- I Am Celt "Liz"
Loved this storyline! Just the sort of book I would have picked in my junior high days: Ireland, fairies, a hint of romance, and lots of adventure!! Perfect for ages 10-16. I highly recommend for young readers.
Review by- Cheryl Carpinello "http://www.beyondtodayeduc...
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