A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson: Book Review
About the Book:
Title: A Glitter of Gold
Author: Liz Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: August 6, 2019
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.
How can you go wrong with a treasure hunt and two outstandingly drawn characters? I don’t think you can. This author certainly didn’t.
Anne is a hot mess through most of the book, in looks and in character. I love that she didn’t look perfect all the time. The author took her time and used the environment to add additional layers to her character profile.
After spending quite some time in jail for a crime she didn’t commit, Anne has some deep issues. Her trust has been shattered and she has no desire to build it up again. The shame she feels for her actions, even though she is innocent, clouds her judgment on everything else, building a protective shell around her heart.
Carter is out to prove he can make it on his own merit. As the son of a wealthy family, Carter is looking to make his own mark on the world. A noble notion if he can keep from trampling other people in the process.
The way these two characters work around each other was honest and sincere. Neither had romantic notions in the beginning, something you don’t often see in the romance market. Their building friendship blooming into a budding romance did not detract from the story. Instead, it added character and reality to both Anne and Carter’s lives.
I thoroughly enjoyed the additional storyline of Rebecca and Samuel. The interweaving history and plot felt fresh and inviting to the reader.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.