Title: A Glitter of Gold
Author: Liz Johnson
“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 readers. The ending includes an excerpt of the final book in the series, acknowledgments, and author’s biography.
Set in Savanah, Georgia, Anne Norris has moved across the country to forget her past – a past of making wrong decisions that changed her life. Overcome by shame, she avoids contact with men, the media, or anything thing that makes her feel like the walls are closing in again. When she finds a gold hilt believed to be two-hundred-and-fifty years old, she joins Carter Hale, a man who has no interest following in his family’s footsteps, to learn more about the old object. As they search for a sunken ship that holds the key to their survival, they must let go of the past to find God’s grace in the future.
With the theme of forgiveness, this is a romantic story of finding where one’s true treasures lie, especially if they have no monetary value. I enjoyed the realness and honesty of the two main characters and how they learned to trust each other, no matter what the outcome. The old letters from centuries ago were well written and an integral part of the story.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like Christian romances will pass on this story that promotes God’s grace and forgiveness while learning to forgive oneself. Although no eternal plan of salvation is discussed, it does have references to the Bible and sporadic prayers to God. With a twist at the end, the romance is somewhat predictable.
~ Wish ~
I found the role of one person unrealistic in how she found answers quickly and effortlessly. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
~ Want ~
If you like a mystery of a sunken ship, women who hide their past, and a love story between two who must learn to trust each other, this is a light and breezy read.
Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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