Book review : A Sparkle of Silver

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on a real treasure hunt?  My kids love to be on treasure hunts, but they treasure is usually not valuable!  I myself only hunt for missing things in my house and an occasional geocache while traveling!  

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A Sparkle of Silver is Liz Johnson’s latest novel that takes place along the Georgia Coast.    While Liz Johnson is a new author to me, but I hope to get to read more of her stories in the future!   Liz takes the reader on quite an adventure with Millie Sullivan who is looking not only for lost treasure, but answers to her ancestry as well.  Poor Ben gets tangled up in quite the adventure and is dragged in to the journey only to find himself more intrigued with Millie than the possible treasure!

Millie, an avid fan of romance novels starts seeing Ben in the pages of her latest read, which leads her to start asking herself some poignant questions!

This is a sweet story with quite the back-story to draw in another level of mystery and intrigue!  I thoroughly enjoyed both Millie and Ben – both were real characters trying to come to terms with their own family history while trying to find the mysterious treasure as well.  The story moves along quite quickly with lots of little twists and turns!  The romantic element develops slower than many other romance style novels, which I honestly, appreciate.  It seemed more real and less forced than some novels.  

I look forward to reading more of Liz Johnson’s work in the future!


More about A Sparkle of Silver

Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan’s great-grandmother was a guest at banker 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 . . .


NOTE : I received a copy of A Sparkle of Silver in exchange for an honest review.

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