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A Glitter of Gold

(Georgia Coast Romance #2)

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When pirate wreck tour guide Anne Norris finds evidence of an undiscovered shipwreck, she seeks the help of museum director Carter Hale to uncover the truth and treasure that could save her business. But can she trust him with her secrets and her heart?
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published August 2019)
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Hannah
I really enjoyed this southern romantic tale with a heavy dash of mystery from the past. I had read Liz Johnson’s previous series about PEI, but I was delighted with how different and unique this pirate-centered story is. Anne and Carter are both pressed to the wall financially and are facing possible ruin of everything they have dreamed of accomplishing.

Anne’s finding an old sword hilt on the beach after a hurricane is her last chance to make good in Savannah. That leads her to Carter and to a
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Deanne Patterson
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Deanne by: cnnamongirl@aol.com
"It sounds to me like you're carrying some heavy shame. And here's what I know. Grace is better than shame. Every time."

An evocative,powerful tale. Charming romance with likable Christian characters. An added intriguing mystery and treasure hunt. A split-time period story will keep you engaged throughout the book.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

Published August 6th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company .
I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.
All opinions expressed
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Forgiveness, trust and shame run ramped in this story. You get it all. I love the treasure hunt in this story it was so much fun. I love Johnson's contemporary stories and this series just might be my favorite series so far.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it to contemporary fans.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I was quickly drawn into this story and really enjoyed the characters and setting. Savannah has such a unique vibe, and it was easy to imagine Anne and Carter in the city since I've been there once before. Anne and Carter are both likeable, and their friendship develops naturally. They each have issues from their past they are still working through that brought depth to the story, especially in the end as they overcome their personal struggles through faith and forgiveness. The pirate story was ...more
Paula Shreckhise
A Glitter of Gold is the second book in the Georgia Coast Romance series by Liz Johnson but it can be read as a standalone. What if the treasure you found wasn’t the treasure you were searching for? What if God gave you both?
Anne Norris Is trying to make a new start miles away from the past she can’t forget. She renames herself Anne Bonny and leads pirate tours in old Savannah. Anne finds an artifact after a huge storm and takes it to be authenticated to museum director Carter Hale. Could this b
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Joleen
A Glitter of Gold was a slightly different story from Ms. Johnson's Red Door series set on Prince Edward Island, a series I thoroughly enjoyed. Savannah, Georgia is the location for two timelines: current day and a pirate adventure from the past. Both timelines had such interesting love stories I hated for it to end.

In the present story Anne Norris was escaping a tragic past in California. Taking herself about as far as she could, Anne was living in Savannah working as a guide for her Rum Runner
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Kav
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Squeealll!!!!!! Pirates and shipwrecks and mystery, oh my! Along with the best ever occupation for a heroine -- pirate tour guide! (Insert crazy wide Cheshire grin here.) And there's a dual timeline! Double Squeeeaalll!!!! I'm still in a tizzy from the just-finished-all-this-literary-awesomeness after-glow. Happy sigh.

Contemporary heroine Anne is so intriguing! Wounded and wary and so on guard -- she about broke my heart! And I love the way Johnson draws out her backstory. My heart hurt a bit mo
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Jypsy
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Revell and the author for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

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I could say I loved A Glitter Of Gold just because of the setting. Savannah is my favorite city, and I've spent a lot of time there as well as Tybee Island. Just about everything in Savannah is haunted in some way, and there is a lot of pirate lore. I'm glad the story matched the vibe of the city. Anne and Carter are both running/hiding in different ways, and both are failing in their bus
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Susan
This is my favorite Liz Johnson book. It seems I rarely give a 5 star rating to a contemporary story, but Liz Johnson has hit a home run with A Glitter of Gold. It is a wonderful, easy read for a summer holiday filled with an old diary, a hunt for a sunken ship and a sweet romance.

Liz Johnson's skillful pen pulled this Midwest reader on a book vacation to the historical setting of Savannah, experiencing references to the walking historical tours, historic homes, pecan pralines, sweet tea and
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Melanie
A Glitter of Gold is the second book in Liz Johnson's Georgia Coast Romance series and another very good read. I loved the journal entries...that was one of my favorite things about the story. I found the hunt for the shipwreck aspect fascinating and was never bored.

I liked the characters. It was interesting to see how the romance progressed and the ending was sweet. I thought the story was written very well and can't wait for the next book.

All in all, I recommend A Glitter of Gold!

*Disclosure o
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Tamara
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the beginning, I wasn't so sure about his story, but as it progressed and more was explained and showed, I really enjoyed this novel as a whole and so far this is my favourite book in the series. I am looking forward to A Dazzle of Diamonds.
Hannah Currie
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pirates, hidden treasures, a 200-year-old diary - what could go wrong? I loved this story. Liz Johnson has a way of dragging you into a story and holding you captivated until it's over. Many times telling myself 'just one more chapter...' with this one! My favourite part was the diary entries within the bigger story. Talk about captivating! Highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance, beautiful storytelling and characters which tug at your heart.
Fiction Aficionado
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arrrr, me hearties! Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good treasure hunt? How about a treasure hunt with a mystery thrown in? A Glitter of Gold is all that and more. It’s a treasure hunt with a mystery, some romance, and a lesson about shame, forgiveness, and finding more than just earthly treasure.

Anne and Carter’s relationship had a rocky beginning, but it developed quite gently into a partnership, then a friendship, and then more as the story progressed, and while there wasn’t anything part
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Loraine
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 delightfu
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Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Johnson's second Georgia Coast Romance is absolutely delightful.

Anne is a woman who unwittingly got involved with a terrible situation and is now suffering the consequences of her choices. She carries a load of shame and does not feel worthy of love or forgiveness. When she finds a gold artifact on the beach, she comes into contact with Carter, the man who runs the local museum. He too has brokenness from his past and guards his heart. As the two use the pages of an 18th century diary to try to
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Dana Michael
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this story. This book is a contemporary romance and it involves a diary from the 18th century and a sword hilt treasure find. So, I got a glimpse of life on a pirate ship off the coast of Savannah and Tybee Island. I loved the diary story and would love this author to do a whole book like that. Well done Ms. Johnson! So all in all there are two romances going on. There is love, action, and mystery that kept me up late reading. It was worth the loss of sleep.
*I was given a copy of this bo
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Becky
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
Liz Johnson has done it again—written a romance that gave me all the feels and was impossible to put down!

Anne and Carter's story—ostensibly a search for a sunken ship, but really a search for belonging—is so engaging. And the chemistry between the two of them is 🔥. I also loved Carter's Aunt Tessie, who gently nudged both Anne and Carter out of the shadows of their pasts and toward each other. (I would love a book about Tessie's younger years. She's such a fascinating woman!)

There's also a seco
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Hallie Szott
4.5

Review to come.
Rebecca
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

"He wanted fame and fortune in the spotlight . . . . She just wanted to survive. Unrecognized. Unseen. Anonymous."

He . . . . is museum director, Carter Hale. She . . . . is pirate-tour entrepreneur, Anne Norris. They both, are so much more.

When Anne Norris stumbles upon a piece of potential island treasure, she has no way of knowing that it might connect to an historic journal, which in turn might connect Carter Hale to a shipwreck just waiting to be discovered off the coast of Georgia
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Courtney Clark
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
With A Glitter of Gold, Liz Johnson has written another layered contemporary romance with adventure on the surface and deeper themes of grace and trust at the core. This one happens to feature a little historical story of PIRATES and treasure that is just as riveting and wonderfully echoes the themes of the book.

This story really makes me want to visit Savannah and learn more about its nautical history! Besides the enchanting setting, Liz Johnson’s style brings the characters to life in tangible
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Trixi
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 pirate
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Lorilei Gonzales
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Glitter of Gold is the first Liz Johnson book I have read so far and let me tell you, I want to read everything she has ever written. The story flows effortlessly. Sometimes you can sense when an author is trying to do too much with their characterization or the plot, and it often works to their disadvantage. Johnson is telling a story both in the present time and the past (some 250 years ago or so), and she weaves them together with such grace. I have read other books that have used a similar ...more
Liz F.
A Glitter of Gold is a fun, well written story filled with romance, mystery, and pirates! :D 

A Glitter of Gold is a great title and ties in very well with the plot of treasure hunting. The author’s writing style is relaxed as well as descriptive and made me feel like I was actually there. I enjoyed reading the journal entries written by a passenger of a pirate ship and I thought centering this book around pirates was interesting -- I learned quite a bit about them. :)


Anne Norris-- Anne moves fro
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Melissa
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 toge ...more
Ashley Ewen
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story within the story! This was a great book!
Jenn Z at That's What She's Reading
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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
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Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Liz Johnson is such an amazing author. She takes a setting that I absolutely love, and brings it to life so I can visit it whenever I want, from the comfort of my own home. I have family that live on the Georgia Coast, and I have only visited a handful of times. But between my own memories, and Johnson's descriptive writings, I can still see the shoreline, I can smell the ocean, I can see the historic buildings, and I can feel as if I am right there.

A Glitter of Gold has so much going for it. S
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MJSH
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“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 ye
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Maureen Timerman
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
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
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Melissa
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my FAVORITE Liz Johnson book to date. I have read most all(I haven't read her Christmas story yet) and this is with out a doubt the best one yet! I loved the premise of the diary and learning about Rebecca's story after the diary. I adored the character of Anne, and I really liked Carter too. The banter between Anne and Carter was fantastic and I was cheering for both of them to find their HEA. Aunt Tessie was a great addition to the story and I loved her wisdom that she shared with both ...more
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