Simona Chitescu Weik

Simona Chitescu-Weik is originally from Romania. Her passion for literature, which spans several languages and continents, has culminated in her current pursuit of an English and Creative Writing PhD. When she's not writing or teaching, she steals away to a recording booth where it is her joy to bring characters to life through voice narration. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.

  • A Dolphin Wish

    By Natalie Grant

    Read by Simona Chitescu Weik

    The 2nd book in the Glimmer Girls series follows the sisters to aquatic adventure in San Diego!

    "Grant's background in Christian music is evident here; the girls' faith guides them through their adventures. God and Christianity play major roles in the story. When the girls face a dilemma, it is not only their family but their faith that shapes their choices. The sisters are sweet and innocent. As the slight mysteries unfold, Grant interjects some realistic life lessons about overcoming deceit and coping with everyday family issues. VERDICT Younger middle grade readers, especially those with a Christian faith, will enjoy these appealing and light mysteries filled with sisterly bonding." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Feb 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • London Art Chase

    By Natalie Grant

    Read by Simona Chitescu Weik

    The 1st book in the Glimmer Girls series follows the sisters to artistic adventure in London!

    "Blending travelogue, mystery, and family story, this novel from Christian recording artist Grant...will find a home with many conservative Christians and fans of Grant's music. First in the Glimmer Girls series, this light mystery gets some added sparkle as the book's adults encourage Maddie to find her own 'glimmer.'" - Booklist

    Released Tue Feb 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Miracle in Music City

    By Natalie Grant

    Read by Simona Chitescu Weik

    The 3rd book in the Glimmer Girls series finds the sisters chasing mystery in Nashville, Tennessee!

    "This short novel, less focused on mystery than its predecessors, instead zeroes in on friendship, compassion, and humility. Grant's writing is getting stronger, and her character development fuller, lending the series added promise." - Booklist

    Released Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Light Up New York

    By Natalie Grant

    Read by Simona Chitescu Weik

    The 4th book in the Glimmer Girls series finds the sisters chasing mystery in New York City!

    "Though this is a mostly light and fluffy tale, Grant conveys some important life lessons. The girls struggle with jealousy and the temptation to break the rules. As the mystery unravels, readers are compelled to ask what is truly right and wrong and how sometimes those lines can become blurred. Readers will find themselves thinking about difficult decisions and how choices they make can affect themselves and others. VERDICT Fans of the series will be happy to have this next installment. Overall, tweens will enjoy the adventures of these spirited sisters." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged