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Tammy Hill is physically abused by her husband, Chris. She manages to escape Chris' wrath and hides out at a neighbors house. While in hiding, Tammy contacts her three older brothers and ask them to come and rescue her. The brothers quickly run to her rescue, but in doing so, they overlook their own flaws: one of the brothers physically abuses his own wife; a second otherTammy Hill is physically abused by her husband, Chris. She manages to escape Chris' wrath and hides out at a neighbors house. While in hiding, Tammy contacts her three older brothers and ask them to come and rescue her. The brothers quickly run to her rescue, but in doing so, they overlook their own flaws: one of the brothers physically abuses his own wife; a second other brother is a deadbeat dad who is supposed to see his kids the day they leave to get Tammy; and the last brother is a minister - the ultimate conflict of interest. The three men are forced to face their own demons and eventually learn that people who live in "glass houses" have no right to throw stones....

Title : Glass Houses
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ISBN : 31281384
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Number of Pages : 197 Pages
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Glass Houses Reviews

  • Cheryl James
    2019-01-05 09:49

    This is a story that I truly enjoyed. A simple story but a powerful message. Once I started reading the book and realized that the story was centered around Houston and Dallas, Texas, it grabbed my attention even more. Being a resident of Houston, Texas I was able to identify all of the locations mentioned in the book. The story is centered around domestic violence and the message is don't be so quick to judge people when you have issues of your own. Get your own house in order and know that every battle is not yours to fight. The author writes books about moral values that we face in everyday life. Sometimes we have to give tough love to family and friends. Thanks Mr. Smith for keeping it simple and real.

  • Cheryl James
    2019-01-12 12:00

    Book ReviewGreat message about Domestic violence. Every battle is not ours to fight. Take the time to know the whole story.

  • Mary
    2019-01-06 11:55

    Judge notAnother good read by Brian Smith. Like his previous books he kept me interested and wanting more. I wanted a little closure on some of the characters. It was as if their lives just stopped at some point.

  • Amanda
    2018-12-24 07:46

    Glass Houses. Brian W. Smith. Wow. Just wow. Mr. Smith always give readers a thought-provoking work. Something that makes you ask yourself difficult questions. What would I do it...? How did he/she allow this to happen? Would I have a different reaction? This novel is no exception. Tammy Hill is the recently married sibling to 3 over-protective brothers, and the daughter of a former roughneck. When they learn that her husband, Chris, has physically abused her, a whole series of events is set in motion for the brothers (and the daddy), who each have their own delicate set of problems to deal with. One brother is woman beater himself, one has recently devoted his life to Christ, and they all have so shady a past that one stint could have dire repercussions. Will they be measured in the decision making or will they move first, ask questions last? I will say that Tammy's mom wins the award for mother of the year, though. Since this is our BOM, I am looking forward to a lively discussion about Glass Houses. Kudos to the author for a job well done.

  • Destiny Hawkins
    2019-01-13 15:06

    This was a good book. I read it for a discussion with my book club and let me tell you, it was a lively discussion. I was engrossed in the book from the beginning to the end. The first characters on the scene, Tammy and Chris, gave you exactly what you needed to know that this was going to be a book you wouldn't want to put down. The storyline moved at a good pace. The additional characters were funny and interesting at the same time. That Junior and Madison had me rolling, especially Junior. Kids have no filters, so get ready. This is only the second book that I've read by this author, but it won't be my last. Many of my book club members didn't like the way the book ended. From Brian's previous book, it matches his writing style. I recommend this book.

  • C
    2018-12-25 12:58

    Brian Smith has done it again!! I have read most if his books and I must say that this is the best so far besides If These Trees Could Talk. The only reason I couldn't give it five stars was because I needed to know what exactly happened to Malcom and VJ besides them getting arrested. Are you leaving room for a book 2??? Other than that, "If you live in a glass house, don't throw stones".

  • Cheryl
    2019-01-09 07:02

    This was a great book. It's been a while since I have picked up a book and I just got this book and couldn't wait to read it. I couldn't wait to see what happened. Tammy was abused and her brothers and father wanted to deal with it. The chapters in this story went from family member to family member to see how they dealt with things in this story. Another awesome book by Brian W. Smith.

  • Rose
    2018-12-27 09:50

    Engrossing start of domestic abuse, that pulls you into a series of family dysfunction. Takes you around and around in emotional turmoil , which ends with a long trail into faith. Good easy read, I would recommend it to the enthusiastic readers.

  • Maya B
    2019-01-07 13:08

    Once again this author delivers a unique story line and plot. My only dislike was the abrupt ending.

  • Ellowyn
    2018-12-27 10:43

    Brian W. Smith has done it again! This book was a great read but I don't like the cliffhanger.

  • Tangee
    2019-01-13 09:13

    Glass HousesVJ, Malcolm and Cameron have been known for staying into all kind of trouble since they were young. Now they are all grown up with lives of there own, some things change and others still stay the same. When they receive a troubling call from their baby sister Tammy, they drop everything to help her and her troubles. Will her issues be the guiding light to help her brothers get themselves together for the better or will it be too late.I enjoyed reading this book! It touched on domestic violence and a dead beat father and how both can effect children in both situations. Many times individuals can't see their own issues until someone close to home becomes victim of the same situation. KUDOS to Mr. Smith for a great story!

  • Angelica Hamilton
    2019-01-05 14:03

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. I wanted a little closure on some of the characters. SPOILER ALERT!!A few questions that I have are:Was Chris dead or alive?How much time did Malcolm and VJ get for their crimes?How did Tammy feel after her mama whipped her butt? LOL!!!The chapter when Ms. Lee committed suicide. WHY, what was the significance of that chapter?? And how had Tammy predicted that Ms. Lee would kill herself?

  • Bernie
    2018-12-24 12:51

    I loved this book just as much as all the other books I have read by Brian W. Smith. Three son's go to attack their baby sister's husband after he dares to lay hands on her. Two of the son's are living lives that are worthy of jail time; The third son found Jesus while he was locked up in prison. These men and the relationships they have with the women and the children in their lives are the makings of a great, fast-paced page turner.

  • Faith
    2019-01-12 13:43

    Food for ThoughtThis book makes you think deeply about right and wrong. A domestic violence situation puts this family in hypocritical crossroads on who should take revenge on the abuser, them or God. Very interesting to see it all play out and if in the end if family devotion is as important as taking care of yourself. Good read.

  • Anita Dawson
    2018-12-28 06:52

    This is the perfect title for this book. The author tells a story of a family that criticizes and judges each other without looking in the mirror. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Maybe you will be able to recognize this story when you look around you...

  • Cyndi Williams
    2019-01-01 11:04

    A Good ReadI really enjoyed this shirt read. It had a good plot line, interesting characters, drama and action all with a moral behind it.

  • Jounay
    2019-01-03 08:51

    4.5 stars

  • Arlena
    2019-01-02 11:59

    Title: Glass HousesAuthor: Brian W. SmithPublisher: B.W.S.Reviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FiveReview:"Glass Houses" by Brian W. SmithMy Thoughts...This was definitely not a read where you would want to put it down until the very end. This author has given the reader something to ponder on long after the read. I loved that title: "Glass Houses" because it can relate so well to what could happen in our daily twisted life when it involves family. Now, when this family is brought into this situation as in this story, things did go from bad to worse especially when all the facts are not shared and especially when people will not take and follow directions. I had wished there had been a epilogue because I had a few questions that were not answered but I guess we the reader can come to there own conclusion to what else happened in this story. The characters...from [Tammy, Chris, Cameron, Vince, Dianne,VJ, Malcolm, Amber, Monica to Goldie] to name a few I will say were off the chart well developed, portrayed and believable giving the reader a well written script.

  • Audrey Lee
    2019-01-19 08:03

    I thought this was a good story line, reality. This book had me asking myself some serious questions, and I didn’t like some of my answers, lol. In a lot of the books by Brian W. Smith he forces you to realize that your first reaction may not be your best reaction, this book was no different. I certainly wanted to kill Chris myself and think about consequences later, but as the story goes on I saw how my first reaction could have been my last, just like the two brothers. It also gave a strong since of a black father in many of our families, if something goes down as siblings you better stick together, regardless. As a female I could see some of my own relationships as well as some of my friends, which made me put the book down for a while and think some more. This was a good read and as always I was not disappointed by Brian, mad that Tammy didn’t get what she needed to get, but not disappointed.

  • LaChelle Weaver
    2018-12-27 12:57

    Brian W. Smith has penned another five-star, page turner! From the opening scene, the drama exploded, which you can always expect with his stories. He NEVER disappoints where that is concerned. I have to say, although I empathized with Tammy, I didn't particularly like her. She set the tone for all of the mayhem in the family. I found the brothers, with the exception of Cameron to be complete idiots, including the father. I understand wanting to protect your sister, but with as lengthy a rap sheet as each of them had, I would've thought they'd given what they were planning to do a little more thought. I was looking forward to this story, and it was well worth the wait. I'll be patiently awaiting another BWS novel.

  • Jackie Roberts
    2019-01-07 15:04

    My first book by Brian W. Smith, but certainly not my last. The title sure fit the action that was taking place in the book. For me, Glasses Houses gives a clear message for people to make sure their own houses are in order before venturing out to take care of business on the outside and lack of communication can get you in major trouble. This book dealt with real life situations with built in twists and turns and a lot of "wow" moments. I am so looking forward to reading more books by this author.

  • Marlene
    2019-01-03 13:04

    What an absolute great read!!!!Once again my favorite author doesn't disappoint! I was so excited to read it & tried to slow down to just savor the story since I didn't want it to end! I won't spoil the book for you by say too much. I felt as though each character came to life & their inner struggles we're jumping off the pages. We all know these characters & at times it is us or we're related to them. We all know a Malcolm. We'll be talking about this book for months to come!

  • Candy
    2018-12-31 13:46

    Great readBrian W. Smith did it again. Right now it is 12:30am. I should be sleeping but because of this page turner I'm up and will suffer the consequences tomorrow. I had to finish this book. It touched upon every emotion. Had me questioning how I would handle certain situations the characters had to face. A true thought provoking, mouth dropping, page turning book. I believe anyone who loves to read would enjoy this book. Mr. Smith never disappoints.

  • Marcitia L Zachary
    2019-01-15 12:47

    Great realistic WordI loved this book for a couple of reasons:The realism that happens daily in familiesThe connection to God and his awesome powersThe twist in the storyline The author did a great job in aligning the events of the characters and how they all came together at the end. I would like to know what happened to Tammy and Chris also see the progression of Cameron and Amber's journey. I'm also interested in going back and reading other books by Brian.

  • Nina Spencer
    2018-12-22 13:03

    Never cast stonesFirst of all I must say Mr Brian Smith is a excellent author and a heck of a writer that never seems to disappoint a reader this book Glass House is definitely a excellent read and I highly recommend it. The title alone makes the story more appealing it's a page turner and the storyline is brilliant and it's shows that we shouldn't cast stones at a glass house when our own lives aren't perfect .

  • Brandi
    2019-01-06 07:53

    This was an intriguing read that challenged what you think about family and doing what is right. I felt that each character was well developed and the story progressed well. I was waiting for a suprised twist to the story but still felt that Brian did well on this story. I can't wait for what he comes out with next.

  • Barbara
    2019-01-22 07:01

    Glass Houses by Author Brian W. Smith is an excellent book. This book is full of twists and turns.The storyline will capture your attention from the beginning to the end. You will not want to put down this book. The characters are well developed. This book has now became my favorite book by the author.This authors writing just keep getting better and better.

  • Karen
    2019-01-03 12:06

    Another awesome book by an amazing author. This book talks about things that society don’t want to talk about; abuse. There are times when family members call on us for help without revealing the whole story. Some people are quick to jump to a conclusion, but they forget that they are not living the right way. Awesome job.

  • Regina McBride
    2019-01-08 08:10

    I like the way that the author kept it real and gave good examples about stupid decisions often made for real. I also liked that there were consequences for the behaviors, especially when Tammy got a good whooping even though she is good and grown. I love that the author gave God kudos and expressed that God is merciful and just a prayer away.

  • Nicole Davis
    2019-01-04 15:05

    That Brian W. Smith has done it again this damn book will make you think about a lot of things that go on in everyday living with families bookclubs look out there are going to be some deep serious discussions going on GREAT JOB BRIAN W. SMITH