A Glitter of Gold (Georgia Coast Romance Series #2)

A Glitter of Gold (Georgia Coast Romance Series #2)

by Liz Johnson (Preface by)

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Overview

Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia, for a fresh start. Now her pirate-tour business is flagging, and paying the rent requires more than wishful thinking. When she discovers evidence of a shipwreck off the coast of Tybee Island, she knows it could be just the boon she needs to stay afloat. She takes her findings to local museum director Carter Hale for confirmation, but she runs after a disastrous first meeting.

Carter has been searching for the location of the wreck detailed in the worn pages of an 18th-century diary, the discovery of which could open the door to his dream job at a prestigious museum. But convincing Anne to help him fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle is no easy task. And working with Carter means that Anne will have to do the one thing she swore she'd never do again: trust a man.

Finding a monetary backer and sticking with a search that's turning up nothing will take all their dedication--and every secret they've tried to hide. If they can find the lost ship, they may discover a treasure worth more than all the pirate gold in the world--love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800736262
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Georgia Coast Romance Series , #2
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including A Sparkle of Silver, A Glitter of Gold, The Red Door Inn, Where Two Hearts Meet, and On Love's Gentle Shore, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona.

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A Glitter of Gold 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
NDowning less than 1 minute ago
This is the first book I’ve read by Liz Johnson. I thought the story sounded intriguing, so I thought it would be fun to review. Overall, I wasn’t disappointed. The author writes well and captured my attention pretty quickly. The story developed quickly and the characters were fairly believable. A couple of things that seemed a little distracting to me were that I felt a couple of times that something had been left out, or taken out of the story. It seemed that a conversation was referred to that I didn’t remember reading about, but maybe that was just me… One other thing that bothered me was that the main character had this issue that she had been struggling with since the beginning of the story was suddenly solved after one conversation with another person. It just didn’t seem very realistic. But like I said it was overall a good book. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
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RuthieJonesTX 3 days ago
"It don't have to be gold or silver or nothin' that glitters. Anything a man sets his mind on is his treasure." A little bit of treasure sure can go a long way, and for Anne and Carter, who are both battling their own financial demons, finding a glittering artifact seems like the answer to their prayers. But sometimes you have to discover the past, let go of mistakes and grudges, and open up to forgiveness and acceptance before you can reap any benefits that a bit of gold is willing to give. A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson is the second in the Georgia Coast Romance series, but the setting and characters are different, so these books can stand alone. There is a similarity between both books in that they have a story within a story. In A Glitter of Gold, the modern story is linked to a marvelous tale that unfolds across the pages of a 250-year-old diary. Both Anne and Carter are each running from a past that refuses to unhook its harmful tentacles. Holding on to resentment or regret will always bring nothing but heartache and fear of commitment. After paying a heavy price for unwittingly becoming embroiled in a deadly scheme, Anne flees California and starts a new life in Savannah, Georgia, as the owner and only employee of Rum Runners History Tours, but she is stuck in a holding pattern as she hides from her past. Carter is struggling to save the Savannah Maritime Museum and keep himself employed, but he is stuck in a holding pattern as well because he staunchly refuses to even acknowledge his family name and wealth as a possible solution. Both Anne and Carter are stubbornly determined to stand on their own two feet, even as their world crumbles around them. "All is not lost, even when it may seem so." Hurricane Lorenzo hits the coast of Georgia, and both Anne's and Carter's lives will never be the same. A chance discovery following this storm sets these two on a long overdue decisive course that will force them to open their eyes and hearts to self-forgiveness, acceptance, and love. Everything about this story is enjoyable, including the old diary entries that bring to life a tale of sweet romance, pirates, and a sunken ship that could mean the answer to both Anne's and Carter's financial woes. If they could only find it. And therein lies the problem. Who in their right mind would financially back a wild goose chase that is based on nothing more than a bit of gold, a young girl's diary, and two people dripping with desperation? A Glitter of Gold is entertaining all the way through, and Liz Johnson has uniquely weaved together old and new adventures to produce an entrancing tale full of interesting characters and a madcap dash to keep the financial wolves at bay, which also fans the flames of a sweet romance that is full of healing, laughter, reconciliation, and second chances. While A Glitter of Gold is enjoyable, it is also a reminder of the well-worn cliché that 'all that glitters (or glisters if you're a Shakespeare fan) is not gold.' Friendship, trust, family, and hope are so much more valuable when seeking true happiness and freedom from a dark past and a resentful youth. In their search for a lost ship, Anne and Carter just might find a cache of personal riches that is far more precious than gold.
Digging4Pearls 3 days ago
Liz Johnson has a way of developing characters that weave their way into the heart of the reader. I love how she used characters who were broken and fallible. It was exciting to see both the hero and heroine grow and take risks. The story is full of ups and downs as the characters navigate through their joined quest to find a forgotten treasure. Not only do they grow and learn to be more open, they also deepen spiritually, which I love to see in a story. It's a book you'll love. ~ This book was provided free but I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review. The pleasure is mine. (2019
Melmanro 4 days ago
A Glitter of Gold is the latest of Liz Johnson’s Georgia Coast Romances. This stand-alone novel is a treasure trove of romance and suspense. Anne Norris has recently moved to Savannah from California to get a new start in life, but her pirate tour business isn’t doing so well. Carter Hale is a local museum director interested in all kinds of local history, but the museum isn’t doing so well either. When Anne stumbles upon what appears to be a find from an old shipwreck, the two of them join together in a search that could change the businesses they run and their very lives. Neither of them is looking for romance, but maybe it found them! Liz Johnson holds the reader’s attention with the addition of a diary and letters written in the 1700’s containing tales of shipwrecks and pirates. I was just as invested in the story of the diary writer as I was in the story of Carter and Anne. I felt like I was reading alongside Anne as she and Carter dare to solve this mystery of the old shipwreck. The spiritual messages in A Glitter of Gold are an integral part of the story. The characters discover a God who loves them and covers them in grace. I have loved every book I’ve read by Liz Johnson and this one joins the others as a delightful, intriguing read. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are completely my own.
EElizabeth 5 days ago
Pirates. Diaries. Sunken Ships. Treasure Hunts. If your are looking for a book about any of these topics, you'll definitely want to read Liz Johnson's A Glitter of Gold. While the main story takes place in current times, you'll also be drawn into the story that takes place in the 1700s through the diary. I loved the two stories taking place at the same time and that I, as the reader, only found out what happened next in the diary story when Anne found out. It made me feel as if I were reading the diary over Anne's shoulder or something. I did not like the fact that this book ended because I was not ready to leave the characters, and the stories, and the fun I was having. But in spite of the fact that it ended, it is still a wonderful book that will sweep its readers away to the Georgia coast and give them an escape from their lives while entertaining them with stories of diaries, pirates and treasure hunts. I would recommend this book to all who enjoy contemporary romance, pirate stories, and shipwrecks. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Virginiaw 6 days ago
This book made me laugh and cry. This was one of my favorite books so far this year. I loved the characters and the story. I loved the diary parts that showed us what it was like on a merchant ship years ago. This had action and romance. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
TrixiO 6 days ago
A 250 year old diary, an ancient sword hilt & a pirate legend all mash up to bring adventure, love and the promise of a treasure worth far more than gold! I’m not sure how to put how I feel about this story other than I loved everything about it! And even that seems lame compared to what is contained within the pages of the book. Because I don’t want to underscore how it grabbed a hold of me from the very first page & then Liz Johnson sealed it by including pages of an ancient diary about pirates and the danger of the high seas! Wow, you’re in for quite an adventure with “A Glitter of Gold”! I think I loved Anne from the very start. She’s smart, a little sassy, and wants to make a new name for herself after a tragic past. A past which she had no control over and cost her dearly. Living with guilt and shame, she runs to Savannah, Georgia to start a pirate tour company. Because if it’s one thing she loves, it’s a good story and the history behind it. Carter has his own family issues he’s not dealt with and a failing museum. When Anne brings him evidence of a shipwreck he’s been trying to prove really happened…he sees doors opening for his dream career. Trying to convince her to partner up with him proves difficult at best. But the pages of a diary sway her just enough to go along for the ride. I really love how Johnson incorporated two stories in one, the distant past and in today’s world. So it’s like getting your cake and the best frosting in the world coating it! This has so many layers to uncover and each one is more delightful than the previous one. Being a romantic at heart, I found pleasure in watching these two fall in love. Anne has been burnt in the romance department, so seeing her open up to the possibility was charming. It just proves that love can come from unexpected places. There were also some very powerful spiritual messages included. Carter was reminded that God saw him as more than what he thought he was & His grace can set Anne free from guilt and shame. Oh, and I really loved Aunt Tessie! She was a wise woman who God used to speak truths into their lives and engulf them in her healing hugs. She had that southern charm and welcoming spirit. This one is for contemporary inspirational fiction readers who also love a little touch of historical & a romance to warm the heart! * This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, through Interviews & Reviews for my honest opinion.*
FHlady 6 days ago
Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia to escape her past. Because of the history of pirates in the area, Anne starts a pirate tour guide business; but it has not been very successful, and she is about to lose her apartment. She discovers a gold sword hilt on the beach after a heavy storm and takes it to the local maritime museum run by Carter Hale III. The museum is struggling as well. Will her sword hilt connect with a family diary and help them both get their dreams aloft? This was a delightfully easy read filled with pirate stories, history, romance and treasure. The story pulled me right in from the start with great characters, an intriguing journal/diary, and somewhat of a dual timeline. Johnson's writing flowed equally well in both the journal and the present day action. This is the second book in the series but reads well as a stand alone. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
parmilespages 6 days ago
Anne Norris has moved to Savannah, Georgia to escape the shame of a bad decision from her past. Barely able to meet her monthly rent payment and a hurricane on its way that will impinge on her pirate tour business, she is feeling discouraged and alone. But while walking on the beach after the hurricane she comes across an artifact that may help her bring in more business. She turns to Cater Hale, the local museum director, to confirm her discovery. This meeting launches them both into a partnership and journey neither expected. This story had the main plot of Anne and Carter trying to discover the whereabouts of an old shipwreck off the coast of Tybee Island, but also had a subplot of the love story between two other characters from the past that where on that shipwreck. I liked the way both stories complimented one another. I also liked that the subplot was told through one of character’s journal and letters from the 1700’s. The plot wasn’t particularly complex but had a few twists and turns that made it interesting and engaged the reader. Both Anne and Carter were likeable and flawed individuals and I, as the reader, was cheering for their success both in their search for treasure and in their ability to overcome past hurts. Shame, forgiveness and trust were all themes prevalent in this narrative. Although circumstances don’t always equal success for Anne and Carter, the novel had a gratifying ending. Lastly, I appreciated the author’s writing style; it flowed well and was easy to read. I would recommend reading this contemporary fiction story.
Anonymous 6 days ago
A Glitter of Gold is two romance stories in one! This novel is a contemporary love story between Carter and Anne alongside a historic love story between Rebecca and Captain Samuel Thackery. Carter and Anne are searching for the ship that brought together Rebecca and Samuel 250 years ago. The romance between Carter and Anne is a great example of love finding you when you are not looking for it. Anne has trust issues after some previous missteps, and rightfully so. Carter is only looking for his ticket out of Savannah. “I’m serious. You can’t just decide that you’re not going to fall in love.” [Anne] “But you can’t find someone you’re not looking for.” [Carter] “Says who? Don’t you ever watch romantic comedies? Those people fall in love on accident all the time.” [Anne] “Those people are also fictional.” [Carter] The relationship between Carter and Anne builds slowly, through friendship and trust. I cherished the growth in these two characters over the course of the novel. And they bond over The Princess Bride, one of my personal favorites. Like Carter and Anne, I was fascinated by Rebecca and Samuel Thackery’s story. This part of the novel is told through Rebecca’s diary and letters. It’s a great technique of telling their story. The diary entries weave throughout the novel as Anne reads them. I was charmed by Rebecca immediately. The lengths she goes through to rescue her brother are very impressive. And then, there is Captain Thackery, the swash-buckling owner of the sword hilt that Anne recovered on the beach. Let’s just say he’s the romantic hero that Rebecca (and I!) needed. The historical portion of the novel, with Rebecca and Samuel, flows smoothly with the modern story of Carter and Anne. This portion of the book reminded me a bit of Susanna Kearsley, without the time travel. I relished how the love story between Rebecca and Samuel brings together, and inspires, the love story between Carter and Anne. Ms. Johnson’s writing style is casual and charming. I quickly empathized with the characters, wishing that I was there in Savannah to take Anne’s walking pirate tour and to visit the Savannah Maritime Museum. The primary and secondary characters are well-developed. I believed the excitement when Anne found the sword hilt and then again when Carter instantly recognized it as Captain Thackery’s sword. A Glitter of Gold is the second in a series but can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first novel in the series, but I’m intrigued by Ms. Johnson’s storytelling and will be checking it out. I thoroughly enjoyed A Glitter of Gold from the start. Check it out if you are interested in a sweet romance that builds as the characters grow.
HelenM0 8 days ago
A Glitter of Gold, by Liz Johnson, is book two in the Georgia Coast Romance series. I did not realize it was book 2 in the series when I requested it or when I read it. So even though it is part of a series, it stands alone nicely. Anne moved to Georgia to start a new life. She runs a pirate-tour business that is not doing well. Following a storm she walks the beach and finds part of a sword. She takes it to the museum that Carter is in charge of and finds out it was on a ship that sunk 250 years earlier. Most people do not believe there was really a ship that sank. So it is up to her and Carter to find proof of the sunken ship and get the funding to search for it. This is a good clean Christian romance story. There is a message of forgiveness and trust, but not in a preachy way. I enjoyed having two separate stories blending together to make this story, one a diary from the sunken ship and the other modern day. I also enjoyed the healing of distant family relationships as the story moved on. I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Tour Program. This is my honest review.
kp68 8 days ago
Glitter of Gold is the latest from Liz Johnson. This tale will take you down south to Savannah, GA. You will meet Anne Norris and see how a poor choice has left a negative mark on her life, but you will also see how now she is trying to build a new life for herself! When Anne takes a walk on the beach after a severe hurricane hits the area, she comes upon a piece of gold protruding from the sand. Anne has been running a business, leading tours of the area telling tales of the pirates of old. So when Anne sees this bit of gold, she thinks it may be of value! Anne visits a local museum looking for information and she meets Carter Hale. Little does she know, Carter has been searching for this bit of gold for years. This find has come at just the right time, both Carter and Anne's businesses are in financial trouble! While you read, you will learn about how Carter and Anne deal with this important find. You will also learn about a tale from the 17th century, contained in a diary that has been in the Hale families' possession for years. It is interesting to see how God uses this situation to meet needs in both Anne's and Carter's lives!
swissgranny 9 days ago
Liz Johnson has penned another charming story in her Georgia Coast Romance series. A Glitter of Gold, set in contemporary Georgia, drew me in quickly and kept me turning pages. Rebecca Jones’ journal from 250 years prior was a unique and fascinating addition to the story, and added an extra dimension to it. Her adventures and the tie-in to the contemporary part of the story enthralled me. Johnson has created realistic, emotionally layered, and endearing characters that came to life and touched my heart. Anne Norris was a hurting and broken heroine, and Carter Hale was the perfect hero to help heal her hurts. Their growing relationship was fun to follow. The stellar cast of supporting characters, especially Aunt Tessie, helped to round out the story and make it even more delightful. With adventure, history, suspense, and romance, this story has a bit of everything. I especially enjoyed the messages of grace, forgiveness, hope, and trust that added so much to it. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/Revell. All opinions are my own.
Carol-Kelley 9 days ago
I really enjoyed "A Glitter of God (Georgia Coast Romance Book #2) by Liz Johnson. Great and believable characters with a wonderful plot. After a hurricane Anne discovers a treasure she believes will help her out of her financial problems. She takes the discovery to Carter Hale who runs the local Historical Museum and after a ruff start, they decide to work together to discover a sunken ship off of Tybee Island. Carter has an old diary that has been passed down to him that he believes will help them discover the location of the shipwreck. I love books that take you to the past and how it effects the present. There are pirates, danger and romance. Love Ms. Johnson's books and can't wait for the next one in this series. I received this book from NetGalley and all opinions are my own.
Jaquelyn 10 days ago
There are so many things I absolutely loved about a Glitter of Gold. From looking for a long lost sunken ship, to hoping that their dreams might finally be attainable, Anne and Carter form an unlikely partnership. Each character was so unlike any I’ve ever read before. I fell in love with Georgia and loved hearing about it’s mysterious past, although I probably won’t visit in summer (too hot and humid haha). Some of the secondary characters were so thought out and well written that I would have loved to read a full story just about them. Frankly, Johnson took my breath away. I am in awe of her story-telling and how she caused me to care so much, so fast. I enjoyed the way she wove a story about a girl and a guy who love history, and learning about the past that shaped the state they love. I loved how Anne is nothing like a typical heroine, except that like us, she needs to learn to accept God’s grace and forgiveness. This story was a true gem, and I can’t wait to see what Johnson does next. I was blessed to read the first book in the Georgia Coast Romance series, A Sparkle of Silver. I loved it as well, and highly recommend you pick up that book, but you don’t need to read it in order to love this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
ThatsWhatShesReading 10 days ago
I received a copy of this book for free. This is my honest and thoughtful review. After my rave review of last year's A SPARKLE OF SILVER, I could not wait to start reading this next installment! Once again, Liz Johnson has completely blown me away and cemented herself as an author on my insta-buy list! Even though this is the second book in the series, it can very well be read as a stand-alone. The story follows two new characters, Anne and Carter, in their quest for information about a sunken ship off the coast of Savannah that occurred over 250 years ago. Anne is attempting to reset her life following poor decision making and consequential mistakes, while Carter is struggling to keep the small museum he curates afloat. When Anne finds the hilt of a sword on the beach after a hurricane, she enlists Carter's help to determine its value. She quickly discovers that he has a vested interest in the item as well, having read about its description in the diary of a crew member who worked on board the ship for some time before it went down. Carter has spent much of his life trying to prove to his family, colleagues, and academia that the diary is in fact a piece of history and not a fantastic work of creative writing. Once Anne arrives, both of their lives are fundamentally changed. "No matter how hard she tried to smile at Carter's silly joke, it didn't change who they were. She was a woman with a past she'd rather forget and name she could do without. He was a man with a name he didn't seem to want yet couldn't help but own." The author's beautiful yet casual writing style is completely engaging and becomes incredibly immersive with the inclusion of the diary entries and letters sprinkled across the narrative. Readers will become just as excited as Anne to discover the truth behind the crew member's involvement on the Catherine. It's really a meta moment! Just as Anne is excited to return to the diary to find out more, readers will look forward to reading what Anne is reading and the pages will fly! The author is able to effortlessly weave the plot and historical subplots together so that everything becomes integral to the story and builds these interwoven relationships into a rich and multilayered story that kept me turning the pages long into the night! "It sounds to me like you're carrying some heavy shame. And here's what I know. Grace is better than shame. Every time." As with the previous book, so many genres come together to weave a layered story that any reader can enjoy. Filled with elements of mystery, suspense, romance, and history, the author's deft storytelling also crafts a captivating spiritual message about forgiveness and redemption. This is an intensely heartwarming story that gracefully captures the power of second chances and the magic of uncovering true love. The picturesque descriptions of this coastal community will have you believing the sand is really in between your toes and the oppressive heat is beating down. So stay cool inside with this atmospheric read or take with you on your vacation to close out the summer and find some treasure of your own!
MaureenST 10 days ago
The author gives us a young woman Anne who is really down on her luck, and her trust of her fellow man is at an all-time low. Enter a young man who is trying to make a name for himself without relying on his famous last name, and fate throws them together. Can Anne end up trust a man? Can Carter help himself and also Anne? We are also given a backstory, a relative of Carter’s, but this relative and her precious diary begin to tie everything together. Once you turn the first page, you will be page turning, and watch how wonderfully the author has the past meet the present. A don’t miss read! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.
MaureenST 10 days ago
The author gives us a young woman Anne who is really down on her luck, and her trust of her fellow man is at an all-time low. Enter a young man who is trying to make a name for himself without relying on his famous last name, and fate throws them together. Can Anne end up trust a man? Can Carter help himself and also Anne? We are also given a backstory, a relative of Carter’s, but this relative and her precious diary begin to tie everything together. Once you turn the first page, you will be page turning, and watch how wonderfully the author has the past meet the present. A don’t miss read! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.
SBMC 10 days ago
“And God’s grace isn’t just forgiveness. It’s also strength to face the hard times. It’s the thing that prompts you to get back up when you’ve been pushed down. Shame never did anything for anyone but make them feel lower than low. Grace refuses to leave you there. I refuse to leave you there.” I have been a fan of Liz Johnson’s books since the Prince Edward Island Dreams series but she has clearly outdone herself with this book. There is something incredibly raw, delicate, vulnerable, painful yet hopeful and captivating within these beautiful pages. The author’s writing, as expected, is fluid, melodic, and easy to follow and the plot is full of delightful surprises as Anne and Carter hunt for a sunken ship off the coast of Tybee Island. The characters of Anne and Carter are down-to-earth and flawed, but so lovable in their humanness. The faith element, provided by Carter’s aunt Tessie, is straight-forward and full of life applications. Anne, a once wrongly convicted felon in the state of CA, only wants anonymity and a little extra money from her city tours that she hosts in Savannah, GA. Carter is a museum director looking for a big find so that his tiny Savannah museum can stay afloat and he can get opportunities at bigger places. “She was a woman with a past she’d rather forget and a name she could do without. He was a man with a name he didn’t seem to want yet couldn’t help but own.” They meet when Anne finds a treasure after a hurricane sweeps through Savannah and they forge a tentative business partnership as they try to find a sunken ship from the mid-1700s that’s only known to Carter’s family through an inherited heirloom of a diary. The romance is sweet and beautiful but more beautiful is the theme of grace covering shame, guilt, bitterness, and past transgressions. This is book 2 in Georgia Coast Romance but is actually a stand-alone. The characters from book 1 don’t cross over into this book but both books do share a similar location and a trope of treasure hunt and a journal to lead them. So even if you didn’t read A Sparkle of Silver (but you should!), you wouldn’t miss anything in this book. I can’t wait for the next book to go treasure hunting again! I received a copy of the book from Baker Publishing Group and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
DancingViolet 11 days ago
What an adventure! I loved this book. The two different story lines kept me engaged,and I did not want to put it down.
Sprinkle23 11 days ago
A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson was an easy read that kept me turning the pages. Part romance, part mystery, and part adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The novel addressed deep issues such as shame, trust, and family identity, but it felt light and hopeful. Aunt Tessie was my favorite character in A Glitter of Gold. With her wise words and non-judgmental attitude, she facilitated Anne's healing. Anne's back story surprised me a bit. It's not frequent in Christian fiction for the leading lady to have such a background and I liked the uniqueness of it. Another aspect I enjoyed was the reading of the diary in Carter's possession. I didn't think of the novel as a dual timeline story, but a historical romance was embedded within the larger, contemporary plot of A Glitter of Gold. Like Anne, I desperately wanted to know what happened with the people in the diary. A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson is the second book in the Georgia Coast Romance series, but worked fine as a stand-alone novel. It is the first book I've read by Liz Johnson and I'll be on the lookout for more of her work. Four stars! Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Pattistep 11 days ago
There’s so much to love about this split-time romance. Carter Hale has an old diary that tells of a shipwreck, a handsome captain, and Rebecca, who posed as a boy on the “Catherine” to find her missing brother. Carter is desperate to locate this sunken ship to secure funding for his maritime museum. Anne Norris runs Rum Runners Tours in Savannah. She’s always loved the tales of the pirate history around Savannah, yet she’s struggling to keep her business open. As Anne is walking along the beach after a hurricane, she finds evidence of the shipwreck that has washed to shore. Carter and Anne find that they must work together to solve the mystery of the ship’s past in order to secure their future together. What I loved most about this book was Rebecca’s diary entries of her life aboard ship. Posing as a boy was working well for her until the ship’s captain inadvertently discovers her true identity. I almost wish this whole book had been written about Rebecca and the captain. Their story was compelling and romantic. However, Anne also had my sympathy. She had been falsely accused and paid the price for it, and she was struggling to begin her life again. She and Carter had a long way to go to find their happily-ever-after, and I became absorbed in their story, too. I’ve read several of Liz Johnson’s books and enjoyed them, and this is my favorite so far. It’s always nice to read such a well-written, lean and sweet book. The fact that this one is faith-based makes it that much better. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
fromtheheartJH 11 days ago
A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson After reading this book, I wanted to start planning a trip to Savannah. The history and the descriptions captivated me. I also loved her characters in this story. Anne moves to Savannah looking to re-start her life after some bad decisions that continued to haunt her in her old home. She finds her new identity as a tour guide telling pirate stories especially, and dresses like one, too. Yet even in a new place in a new costume, can she outrun her past and how it has defined her? Through a beach find, some historical research, and a cute guy, she finds more than she was looking for. Sometimes we can get stuck living in the shame of the past, and it immobilizes us. We cannot enjoy the present nor look to the future. Both Anne and Carter must discover what can take them past where they are stuck. Grace becomes a real and attainable gift and changes both their futures. If you like pirates, romance, history, some mystery, and a hope-filled story, this is for you. It has so much to offer; you won’t want to miss it.
Sheliass 11 days ago
This book kept me turning the pages and staying up late until the last page read. Who wouldn’t love a treasure hunt for a 250-year-old sunken ship with a side of romance? I enjoyed the bonus romance revealed through the journal entries of the ancient diary. Even though it’s a contemporary romance, historical fiction fans will appreciate this book too. I love all of Liz Johnson’s books, but this is my favorite. Maybe it’s the setting of beautiful Savannah,GA and the idea of being on a boat with a gorgeous man who appreciates history and is a bit of a dreamer. I cheered for Anne as she pursued her dream and learns to trust again.