A sweeping historical epic about dreams and dreamers, love and lovers, and the glitter factory of Hollywood
Two high school kids in small town Nebraska have their dreams. Zee, a minister’s daughter, wants to be a movie star. Doyle, the son of a wealthy lawyer, expects to follow in his father’s footsteps and practice law.
But World War I explodes and changes everyone forever. When Doyle ends up on the battlefields of France, though he performs ably, he comes home disillusioned. Rejecting his parents’ pleas to return to school, he finds himself in Los Angeles on the bottom rung of society.
Zee Miller is also in L. A., having run away from her father and the religion of her youth. But a stunning string of events, resulting in a charge of murder, will see their lives intersecting again in a way that may shatter them both.
“Bell is one of the best writers out there…he creates characters readers care about…tells a story worth telling.” — In the Library Review
“Glimpses of Paradise has it all. War. Romance. Suspense. History…It’s an extremely satisfying read from one of fiction’s masters.” — C. J. Darlington, Infuze Magazine