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A Glitter of Gold

(Georgia Coast Romance #2)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published August 2019)
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Melissa
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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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Rebecca
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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CarolynB
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
This second book in Liz Johnson’s Georgia Coast Romance series is just as engaging—and maybe even more so—as the first book! Anne Norris is hiding from her past when she finds a gold sword hilt washed ashore by a hurricane. In her quest to learn more about this artifact she meets Carter Hale, a museum director, who owns another part of the same story—an old diary from the 1700’s. The result is an exciting tale of a shipwreck and a modern day search which will keep you, the reader, turning pages ...more
MJSH
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
“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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A.M. Heath
What I Loved: Liz Johnson is one of those authors who always surprises me when I pick up a new book. I forget how perfectly smooth and comfortable her writing style is. It's not overdone or underdone, it's JUST right.
A Glitter of Gold has been a highlight of my reading month. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why that is, and I think it's because there's so much working together so flawlessly.
Anne and Carter are delightfully, broken characters. Anne, in particular, is someone who I don't relate to w
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Susan
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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Becky
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson is the second in the Georgia Coast Romance series. A Glitter of Gold takes place in Savannah, Georgia and starts during hurricane Lorenzo. Our Heroine, Anne Norris, sometimes known as Anne Bonny gives tours in Savannah and our hero Carter Hale is a museum curator. They both love reading from an old diary that gives them clues about a 200 year old shipwreck. Carter and Anne come together to find a shipwrecked vessel off the coast, and have lives that are more comp
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Susan Snodgrass
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'You're a child of God and that's all you have to be. That's enough.'

Anne Norris is hiding from her past, her life shaded with shame; shame God doesn't see. Barely existing, Anne discovers a treasure on the beach after a devastating hurricane on the Georgia coast. Taking it to a museum, she meets Carter Hale, who is also running from his past. If Anne works with Carter to discover what this artifact is, she'll have to trust a man, something she has vowed never to do again.

Full of history, a touc
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Melissa
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Maureen Timerman
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 t
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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 s
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Ruthie Jones
"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 Gli
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
The author takes us back to Savannah Georgia and Tybee Island where the weather is unpredictable and the people are friendly. Enter Anne, she has a sullied past that was not of her own doing but she has made her home in Savannah running Rum Runners Tours sharing the history of pirates and their impact on the town.  Carter is bucking his father's aspirations for him and loves history which is in part due to his Aunt giving him a diary from 250 years ago.

This book has so much going for it - love,
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Lynn Poppe
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ti
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Lorilei Gonzales
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
Meagan Myhren-bennett
A Glitter of Gold
Georgia Coast Romance #2
By Liz Johnson

Anne Norris just wants to leave the guilt and shame of the past behind her. Having relocated to Savannah, Georgia, she hopes she can get a fresh start - one that includes no one ever having to know the biggest mistake she ever made. And to be sure she never again repeats her mistake she will avoid men forever if not longer. But everything changes when she makes a find that could alter her life forever - one that could give her business a boo
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Conny Reviews
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“It don’t have to be gold or silver or nothin’ that glitters. Anything a man sets his mind on is his treasure,” Anne is told in Liz Johnson’s novel, A Glimmer of Gold.

~ What ~
The second in the Georgia Coast Romance series, this three-hundred-and-sixty-eight-page book targets those who enjoy contemporary Christian romance, sunken treasure, and relationship dynamics. With no profanity but the use of the word heck, adult topics of piracy, slavery, and murder may not be appropriate for immature read
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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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Trixi
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 abou
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Jennifer Robb
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: LibraryThing list
It was an okay story, but definitely not one I would count among my favorites.

The themes of shame, grace, and forgiveness are all parts of the book. There's the contemporary story of Anne and Carter, and the past story of Rebecca and Samuel as told through a diary and letters.

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS--READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION
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Anne moved from California to Georgia and now runs her own pirate-themed tour company. Anne's hiding a past that involves prison. She's so ashamed of trusting the
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Laura
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson, and second in her Georgia Coast Romance series, has all the components of a great read, romance; mystery; history, and even a bit of unsolved crime. Perfectly paced, the author presents well-developed and very likable characters along with Georgia history; pirates; lost treasure, and hidden pasts. The author seamlessly tells two stories, present and past, via an old journal handed down through the family of Carter Hale, a member of the prominent Hale family.

Des
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Lisa Johnson
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: A Glitter of Gold (Georgia Coast Romance #2)
Author: Liz Johnson
Pages: 368
Year: 2019
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
What a great story! I finished this novel in almost a day because it was such a wonderful weaving of past and present, joy and sorrow, plus more! I was captivated by the two main characters, Anne Norris and Carter Hale. Anne Norris’ past experiences certainly impact her ability to live in the present. Her attempts at hiding, running from and denying her colorful
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Jessica Higgins
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, witty, charming, and pirates make for the best kind of summer story.

Anne Norris is trying to escape her past life back in California. A series of wrong choices landed her in places that she would rather never have visited. As soon as she could, she packed up and moved across country to Savannah, Georgia where no one has a clue who she is. She even started up a business as a pirate tour guide, but she isn’t making much and barely scrapes by from month to month. After a hurricane passes over,
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Pam
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Glitter of Gold, Liz Johnson’s second offering in her Georgia Coast Romance series is a book that readers will not want to put down until its satisfying end. Although part of a series, this book is entirely stand alone with new characters and plot. A Sparkle of Silver is the first book in this series and I can pretty much guarantee that if you read either one you will want to read the other also.

What could be better than a heroine who leads pirate tours in a place like Savanna, Georgia? Perhap
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Donna (More Than a Review)
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson is book 2 in the Georgia Coast Romance series. It read as a stand alone to me and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything from a previous book.

The main story line is about Annie who leaves her home state of California to escape some bad decisions and the repercussions they brought to her and her family. She conducts Pirate tours. She finds a relic on the beach after a storm.

As a result she takes it to Carter Hale who runs a museum to see what he thinks.
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Patti Whitson Stephenson
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Andrea
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh! This book! I loved this book! I finished reading late last night and woke up with the story still running through my mind. I had to pick up the book and re-read some favorite parts today. It's the kind of story that stays with you.
Anne is trying to get away from her past. I felt like she was carrying shame like a shield. Keeping anyone from getting close, and keeping herself from getting close to anyone. Part of me admires her desire to move away and her need for independence. Another part
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Deena
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was entertained by Liz Johnson's first novels, feeling like I had discovered an author to watch. I was enchanted by Red Prince Edward Island Dreams series and found I had a kindred sister in the author.

The first novel in this new series, A Sparkle of Silver, was intriguing. I've thoroughly enjoyed every one of Liz Johnson's novels.

However...

I was not entertained, enchanted, or intrigued by A Glitter Of Gold. No, I was CAPTIVATED from the very first page! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
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Shame is not your covering. Grace is.”
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