Sunday, October 14, 2018

Jane Reviews: A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

Series: Georgia Coast Romance # 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Revell
Releases: October 16, 2018
368 pages
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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My Rating & Thoughts:  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟   (5 stars)

Releases October 16th 

Millie is desperate for funds in order to provide the care that her Grandma Joy needs. Currently working two jobs and it still isn’t enough. Something her grandma says sets her on a quest to find a journal written by her great-grandmother. Will this journal hold old family secrets and lead her to a possible treasure? While searching the Chateau, under the disguise of working there, she gets caught by security guard Ben. Are all her hopes dashed? No, she is able to convince him to help her. Ben is also working multiple jobs in order to try to earn enough money to make correct his mother’s actions.

Together they set out on a mission to find the possible treasure. What they discover along the way may cause pain but they also discover grace and forgiveness.

Ben and Millie make the perfect team, with their skills complementing one another assisting them in their search. I was intrigued to see where their search would take them and enjoyed seeing a relationship bloom. They had a realness to them that made it easy to empathize with their pain. I have never dealt with someone close having dementia but could feel Millie’s pain when she interacted with Grandma Joy and the pressure she felt trying to provide for her. Ben feels guilty for something he had no control over and when it turns out that Millie has a connection to it all hope of a relationship seems lost.

I especially enjoyed reading the journal entries. I felt like I was right there with Great Grandma Ruth and wished happiness for her. Over the last few years I have found myself really enjoying dual-timeline stories and this is another one I can add to my favourites list.

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(I received an ARC of this book from Revell;  opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


Other Books by Liz:
1 The Red Door Inn  2 Where Two Hearts Meet  3 On Love's Gentle Shore

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