Through the Glass

Through the Glass A Broken Heart Can Never Be A Blank Canvas You Meet Someone, Fall In Love, And Live Happily Ever After Right That S What Jim MacDuff Thought, But After Years Of Being Blissfully Happy, Everything He Holds Dear Comes Crashing Spectacularly Down Thanks To His Interfering Mother In Law Felicity Flick Johnston Hart Is Passionate About Painting What She Sees Through The Glass Just Like The Subjects Of Her Paintings, She S Viewed Her Life As An Observer Instead Of Really Living Although She Adores Her First Love, Jim, Than Life, Her Mother S Expectations Eventually Chip Away At Her, Making Her Believe That Painting And Jim Are Simply Not EnoughAfter Settling Back Into Life As A Single Man In The Stunning Scottish Highlands, Jim Is Graced With An Unexpected And Unwanted Visitor Bringing Painful News That He Would Rather Not Hear A Letter From Beyond The Grave Leads Him To Do Something He Never Imagined And Takes Him On A Journey To Try To Help Flick Rekindle Her Passion For Painting And Maybe Win Her Love Again In The ProcessCan Jim And Flick Make Things Right Before It S Too Late, Or Will Events Leave Them Heartbroken And Alone Forever LisaJHobmanAuthor

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  • ebook
  • 246 pages
  • Through the Glass
  • Lisa J. Hobman
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 13:9781939217

10 thoughts on “Through the Glass

  1. says:

    I Can t Get EnoughI first heard about Lisa J Hobman on a post on Facebook when a fan was promoting her newest book Bridge of Hope I loved how it sounded so I started following her to know when it would be released While waiting she suggested I read Bridge Over the Atlantic, so I got it right away I was so very happy I did, I had found another author I loved her works Bridge of Hope did not disappoint me either So today I finally decided to read Through the Glass, and once again not disappointed at all, actually loving her work even Through the Glass is about a love found, lost and then found again Immediately I loved Jim, not as crazy about Felicity, she did throw away a wonderful man But sometimes we have to lose something to totally appreciate it Jim and Felicity s story is very heartwarming and heartbreaking, and so well told I am definitely reading The Girl Before Eve, I am sure I am going to love it Lisa has a refreshing way of telling a story, that makes it different from other authors.

  2. says:

    4.5 stars Through the Glass has so many things going for it Jim Beautiful descriptions of Scottish scenery Jasper the dog The name Flick MacDuff Did I already say Jim I like how the author brings this story full circle The following conflicts themes come up frequently, especially near the beginning Felicity rejecting the nickname Flick Jim gave her at Oxford the act of looking through windows glass at first literally then later in a different sense Felicity s and her mother s insistence that she keep her maiden name after the marriage The author addresses all these again near the conclusion and resolves them in a satisfactory way I can t really explain how here because of spoilers, but as a writer myself, I appreciate how this gives the narrative a nice, balanced structure and feel The male protagonist Jim is great Almost too good to be true, but he gets frustrated and impatient, so that grounds him I also appreciate Flick She is clearly struggling with her ambition and could have really come off as a shrew, but I think the author gets her just right I understood her, even though I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake some sense into her The characters and their reactions are complex there s no black and white here I m also glad that the author included some art world intrigue into the plot The story would have been great as just a contemporary romance dealing with Jim and Flick s relationship, but the complications in NYC really added a nice if scary twist.Nice job Enjoying Ms Hobman s novels Disclaimer I was provided a final copy of the manuscript for an honest review.

  3. says:

    This was a lovely book about the relationship between Jim and Flick who met during Freshers week at University They were so in love but Flick had aspirations to become a high flying exec that she forgot why she d fallen in love with Jim and left to pursue her dreams.She loved to paint when she was young and you can almost imagine the paintings that are described.

  4. says:

    Lisa Hobman has done it again I fell in love with her first book Bridge over the Atlantic and she has out done herself with this one You can feel the love that Flick and Jim share and I would recommend this book to all my friends Just make sure that you have a box or two of tissue with you Well done 5 Prince Publishing, you and the author knocked it out of the park again.

  5. says:

    Loved this 2nd book by Lisa J Hobman It was sexy, heart warming, sad, funny Lisa always takes you on a journey and describes the locations of her characters well and makes you wish you were there.

  6. says:

    I was given a copy of the book to provide a voluntary review at my own will.Lisa has a wonderful writing style and this book is just a continuation of her style This is a story of love, loss, betrayal, suspense and finding your soulmate Through the Glass takes you on a journey of how two people reconnect after years apart and a messy break up You experience sorrow, sadness, joy, anticipation and love whilst you read the book and that is why I fell in love with the book so fast The story is told through two perspectives, both Flick and Jim s, but it seems to focus on Jim The time jumping takes a little to get used to, but once you have, the book flows beautifully and the story becomes what you need to complete I liked the suspense element of the book, as it allowed you to see how dark the art world can get when people become desperate The other characters in the book were wonderful, especially Flick s father and Jim s dog, and I d love to read another book to see how Flick and Jim are doing.Jim, or James, is a Scottish man who went back to the place which made him happiest after his life shattered London wasn t his scene but the beautiful Highland village he moves to is his style I loved how Jim was an intelligent man who didn t want to fit in with other people s perceptions of how his life should be He is a free spirit who would just like to love his soulmate and live a simple life whilst his soulmate enjoys herself and is free He is a warm hearted man who reads and can write, is friendly with everyone and is a gorgeous hunk I took to him immediately and wanted to cuddle him when his world comes crashing down around him.Flick, or Felicity, is a lady who is driven to achieve the best Her drive is wonderful but then at the same time, it s damaging her her life and herself During her university career, she is a free spirit who is free from her suffocating life of being perfect But what happens when those claws of perfection and reaching for the highest achievements start to ruin the one good thing in your life You leave them and try to move on A tragedy makes Flick re evaluate all she knows after a secret of her mother s comes to light Flick is a passionate lady who is loyal to her family and yet not herself The love she has for her family is immense and yet she doesn t love or respect herself enough Flick and Jim together though Wow They are truly meant for one another, but can a person who has been looking through the glass, really change and start living the life she was meant to have A 5 read and I d recommend the book to any person who loves a good romance or a second chance story.

  7. says:

    I was given this book by the Author, Lisa J Hobman, for an honest review and so I shall deliver.The Review The book starts out with Felicity Flick and Jim breaking up Jim has always called her Flick as a nickname and a term of endearment Suddenly FELICITY is too good for that name, Jim and their marriage She used to paint things that she would see through the glass window when they would be traveling somewhere But she never felt she was good enough, so she strived to be the best at buying and selling art She succeeded.Jim is laid back He has everything he needs as long as he has Felicity by his side He graduated with first class honors from Oxford University, but he s content to sit in a bookstore all day selling books Felicity s mother Penelope is always telling Felicity she can do better than Jim, that he s lazy, has no potential, etc Instead of following her heart and staying with her soul mate Felicity follows her mother s advice and decides to upgrade from Jim The break up scene is heartbreaking because Jim loves her than life itself He would do anything for her and she knows it He was begging and pleading for her not to leave him and she didn t care We were both on the same page I don t understand how we changed We didn t change I did Like I said, I grew up She shook her head I know that you haven t changed She snorted Sorry, Jim but it s true In all these years you ve kept the same hairstyle, the same clothing, and the same laid back attitude You still work in the same second hand bookstore, you still drive that ancient Land Rover, and you still take that bloody dog everywhere you go You re not a student any, James Maybe I want , huh Maybe I want someone who makes an effort Her voice gained an octave as her emotions began to get the better of her.Jim widened his eyes in horror Whoa Now just hang on there, lassie He held up his hands and his stomach knotted at her stabbing words as they sliced his heart.He stepped toward her You can t say that I don t make an effort Just because I m in no way materialistic doesn t mean I don t care I love you I always have You are my world I don t need things, Felicity I need you His heart ached as it bombarded the inside of his chest I ve done everything in my power to make you happy.As they re fighting, anger becomes passion and they end up making love The worst part THIS He maneuvered to lay by her side and held her to him We ll work this out You and me, Flick We can get through anything It s always been you and me He whispered as he stroked her cheek and kissed her again, deeply, passionately.She pushed him away, releasing herself from his arms, touching her swollen lips where his had just been She stood, adjusted her skirt and blouse, and looked down where he still lay I m so sorry, Jim Nothing has changed I m still leaving Her wavering voice broke as she whispered the stabbing words that he did not want to hear.He pulled his brow into a frown and sat upright What I I don t understand He rose to his feet adjusting his clothing So many emotions battled and stirred inside of him So many questions He shook his head and asked again, his heart pounding so hard he thought it would burst from his chest What do you mean nothing s changed He pointed to the now crumpled bed We we just made love Flick I I don t understand Why would you do that if nothing had changed It has to have meant something With regret visible on her face and a look of deep, deep sadness in her eyes, she touched his face, tears leaving trails down her own cheeks Oh James it was just such a beautiful way for us to end things it was goodbye Gently, she stroked his cheek and left.Jim stood for a moment, stunned, trying to figure out what the hell had just happened An uncomfortable silence fell over the house and he was momentarily paralysed as if time had stood still Hurt and angry, he wondered how the hell she could be so damn cruel.What a Witch She knew how broken up he was over losing her and she does this, giving him false hope and tells him it s a way to say goodbye Seriously Wave your flippin hand and leave It s less cruel As you read the book, you will follow Jim and on occasion Felicity, as they remember things prior to the break up Lisa J Hobman, takes great care in keeping us on the same track so we don t get lost She makes note of those moments and how long before the break up and then when we re in the present, how long after the break up.We also follow along with each of them, to see how the break up is affecting them and their lives Does she regret what she did Does Jim find someone who really deserves him Do they get back together Or are there forces dooming them to stay apart These questions can only be answered by reading this book and I highly recommend it I truly enjoyed this story Just when I thought the book was wrapping up, something tragic happens and we go on another emotional roller coaster I really liked Jim He was a character I could relate to and love Felicity, I just couldn t get into friend mode with her and that in itself shows the extreme talent the author has I ve said it before and I ll say it again, like them or love them, if a writer has the talent to evoke those emotions about one of their characters, then that is a sign of an amazing author Lisa J Hobman did just that I can t wait to read other books by her She has a way of bringing you into her stories and you become her characters You feel their pain and their love And THAT is what makes an awesome book and an exceptional author Robin

  8. says:

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERSThrough the glass is another stellar novel Flick and Jim have after years of love and marriage, become Felicity and James Flick and Jim have a soul mate sort of love As time grows and Flicks mother spreads her views of the life her daughter needs, the love seems to disappear Flick is an artist, but becomes a art dealer instead This novel was heartbreakingly beautiful Two people who are so blind to signs and emotions, nearly completely muck up everything Flicks father loves Jim as a son, he sadly passes away, but his will states Jim s inherited treasure must be hand delievered by Flick in Scotland Jim isn t very happy she s at his home and even less so when she gets snowed in He s a bit of a prick to her only as protection from being hurt by her again She finally leaves and its on terrible terms He wants to go after her and she s hoping he would He doesn t and she moves away Then he finds a letter stating she still loved him and always had, he has to come up with a grand idea to woo her back He saved all the paintings she did over the years and sets up an exhibition for her She is supposed to discover an artist and its hidden that she s the artist Then tragedy strikes and everyone is at a loss, then after dealing with such tragedy, they get wonderful news well sorta She s alive but someone tried to kill her Jim flies to New York to be by her side They have a rough few weeks, but after discussions finally go home He finally gets her to see the exhibition for this Flick Macduff, she sees all her works and talent hanging on display, like she was really seeing it for the first time that she is an amazing artist Later they go for a walk and she proposes to Jim who immediately answers yes I really enjoyed Through The Glass, it is the second book by Lisa Hobman and she Has such amazing talent I found I was pulled into her stories and felt like I was right there in them I m looking forward to of her wonderful novels.

  9. says:

    This is the second book from this author, her first being Bridge Over The Atlantic which I loved This one didn t disappoint either The book starts with an ending The end of a relationship It then jumps back and forward between present day and past, happier, times This allows the reader to delve into the relationship between Jim and Felicity We get a much deeper insight into how they met, fell in love, and fell out of love again Well, at least that s what we are led to believe in the beginning.Jim moves on with his life, moving to the Scottish Highlands This is a theme which is also in the authors first book The author herself moved to Scotland a few years ago from Yorkshire due to her love of the country, and this shines through in both of her books As a Scot I totally understand her love of the area, its scenery and its people A sad event brings a visitor to Jim s door, and sets about a chain of events which leads him on a path he never dreamt he could walk down again Feelings which both Jim and Felicity believed were long buried surface once again, but as we all know, things never go to plan.What Jim ends up trying to do for Flick is something which will make the reader fall in love with him even But can he pull it off or does fate have other plans for these two When something unexpected happens Jim has to pull himself together and face up to the fact that what he wants may not happen after all.The author once again made me cry when reading this book, not just once but several times So be prepared and have your hankies at the ready I cannot recommend this book, and indeed Bridge Over The Atlantic, highly enough The author has done an amazing job yet again and has written something which will make you laugh, cry, happy and sad all at the same time

  10. says:

    Please note I received an ecopy of the book from the author, in exchange for an honest review Through The Glass is Hobman s sopho novel I was fortunate to be able to read and review Lisa s debut novel, and was pleased to receive the invitation for this new publication Her writing is warm and is emotional and will make you laugh and cry.both books I have read have made me bring out the tissue box..and both held little buried treasures Lisa does a great job of painting a story for her readers Her colors are vivid and almost multi dimensional, pulling you into a relatable storyline that sometimes throws you for a twist It s warm, loving, happily ever after romance that just makes you want to be in love.I have to admit that I was a little concerned when I first began this book The style and formatting is slightly different that her debut My mind flips easily with changing POVs, but does not always flop in and out of time too well Through The Glass travels back and forth in time, from present day to the past Experience tells me that sometimes my mind does not want to travel like that On top of that, the book takes place in the UK and I knew there might be slang phrases that I might struggle with But the author made it easy for me The storyline revolved around the breakup..present time or after breakup and before the breakup When we traveled back into the past, it was like reading a diary.the whole book was like that for me I am reading the love story of a couple I have known for years reading how they fall in love, the struggles that tear them apart and their separate journey s to find happiness again wondering if true love can be found twice Get the book, take the journey and find out.

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