The Glassblower Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 88 ratings

The Glassblower Summary

In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic - and sparkling possibilities - of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man’s world, but how to remain true to themselves - and their hearts - in the process.

©2003 Petra Durst-Benning (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. English translation © 2014 by Samuel Willcocks.
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  • Book 1

    • The Glassblower

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • story spoiled by weird pronunciations

    • By Mrs T T on 11-02-17

    Regular price: £16.89

  • Book 2

    • The American Lady

    • The Glassblower Trilogy
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bring on the next one!

    • By jenbo on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 3

    • The Paradise of Glass

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enjoyable

    • By C Hall on 10-03-17

    Regular price: £9.89