Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: "A Sparkle of Silver" by Liz Johnson

Over the last couple of years, I've had the privilege of reading Liz Johnson's Prince Edward Island Dreams series. (Seriously, so good.) So when I heard about her new novel, A Sparkle of Silver, I had to get my hands on it!

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.

A Sparkle of Silver is an intriguing romance-treasure hunt-mystery set in modern-day Georgia. It's almost a split time story—Millie and Ben find her great-grandmother's diary, and those entries are interspersed throughout the novel.

While I enjoyed Millie & Ben's story, I loved Great-Grandma Ruth's story. The mystery of who Millie's great-grandfather was kept me flying through the pages.

I especially loved how author Liz Johnson resolved everything—the mystery of the great-grandfather, Millie's money problems, and Millie and Ben's relationship. I may have even had tears in my eyes at one point!

A Sparkle of Silver is so enjoyable—fans of contemporary and historical romance will find much to like here. 4 stars.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of Johnson's The Red Door Inn (4 stars), Where Two Hearts Meet (5 stars), On Love's Gentle Shore (5 stars), and Vanishing Act.

Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works in marketing. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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