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A Sparkle of Silver

A Sparkle of Silver, October 2018
Georgia Coast Romance #1
by Liz Johnson

Featuring: Ben Thornton; Millie Sullivan
368 pages
ISBN: 0800729625
EAN: 9780800729622
Kindle: B07D6Y3MQK
Paperback / e-Book
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"A mysterious treasure hunt that charms!"

Fresh Fiction Review

A Sparkle of Silver
Liz Johnson

Reviewed by Patricia (Pat) Pascale
Posted November 20, 2018

Romance Suspense | Inspirational Mystery

Millie Sullivan was left by her parents when she was four-years-old at Grandmother Joy's home. When they failed to return, she was brought up with lots of love by her grandmother. Now it is her turn to care for her beloved grandmother who is living in an assisted living residence and diagnosed with dementia. Golden Isles is too expensive for Millie to continue to pay for, and in 90 days they must move her grandmother to another location. Where? How will she be able to afford it? The diagnosis not severe enough to warrant government help, so Millie must find a way to pay for the care that is needed. In one of her clearer moments, Grandmother Joy tells Millie about a map and treasure to be found at the Chateau, and Millie is off and running. Can this be the answer to all her hopes and dreams?

Handsome, charming, and single, Ben Thompson is working three jobs. His mother is in prison for a scam she committed against twenty-three names on his list. This list leaves Ben with no personal time. Just work and more work. While working security at the Chateau, Ben discovers Millie snooping around in the library. When he threatens to arrest her, Millie tells Ben about a map and secret treasure she is looking for and will share half of it if he works with her. Both Millie and Ben have their reasons to need the extra money. With an instant attraction between them as they race against time to decipher clues left in two diaries, will they find the treasure? Secrets, suspense, family bonds, and love happens on their rocky road to discover what happened ninety years ago when Millie's great-grandmother fell in love during a summer she was an invited guest at the Chateau.

Liz Johnson writes a loving story of family, forgiveness, faith, and finding love. Millie and Ben's story is a delicious delight. I was rooting for them from the beginning to the last pages. The ending is special and a surprise. I really loved A SPARKLE OF SILVER and recommend it to everyone who enjoys a romance with humor, a mystery uncovered, and a touch of Christian teachings that add to this sweet tale. It is the first in the delightful Georgia Coast Romance series. I plan to continue with the offerings of Liz Johnson. Bravo! I loved it and want more.

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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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