Book Review: ‘A Glitter of Gold’ by Liz Johnson

About The Book:

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.

Publisher: Revell, Baker Publishing
Publication Date: August 6, 2019

About Liz Johnson

By day Liz Johnson works in marketing. She finds time to write late at night and is a Christy Award finalist and a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Find out more about Liz at

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘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 touch of the pirate, along with a 250 year old mystery, this book was just so fulfilling to read. Add in excerpts from a diary that old as well, and your heart becomes engaged early on. A treasure hunt, sprinkled with a sweet romance and a dual time also thrown in, this one is another gem to add to Johnson’s books. (pun intended) I loved it very much and highly recommend it to one and all. Well done!

*My thanks to Revell Publishing and the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.