I love a new series. New characters, now settings, new events, and lots of enjoyment! Liz Johnson’s A Sparkle of Silver meets all of that criteria!
About the Book
Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan’s great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins’ palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie’s great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage–and the fortune that might be hers. When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate’s private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . .
Get ready for a romantic escapade through dark halls and dusty corners that will have you holding your breath and sighing with delight as two charming characters get caught up in the adventure of uncovering the past and finding their way to an unexpected future.
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In My Opinion
In book one of Liz Johnson’s new Georgia Coast Romance series, readers are in for a mystery, a dash of history, and double the romance mixed together for a tasty read. (And I’m ready for a vacation at St. Simon’s Island!).
As Millie searches for the diary her Grandma Joy mentioned—the one that might lead to a treasure Millie desperately needs to pay for her grandmother’s continued care—she must keep up the facade as an employee of the resort she’s hunting through. Yet one security guard doesn’t buy it, and Ben is quickly engulfed in the search.
A Sparkle of Silver could be categorized as a romance with a healthy dose of romance (and, phew, talk about a memorable first kiss!). This book also boasts double the romance. There’s the one between Millie and Ben plus that of Millie’s great grandmother as told through her diary.
In the midst of everything happening in this book—the treasure hunt, the friendships forming, the question of who Millie’s great grandfather is, Ben’s past, Grandma Joy’s dementia, and more—Johnson brings together the themes of grace, mercy, and forgiveness. And of following your heart even when it’s not the choice the world expects. This is a read to snuggle up with and get lost in.
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