Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Sparkle of Silver - My Review

This new book by Liz Johnson is a tale that connects two worlds--the past and the present.  What I love is that so much history, regarding the life of the main character's great-grandmother, is highlighted.  I have read several books which showcase the similarities between time eras, but this story was interesting, because it was helping family members get to know each a bit better.

Some of Millie's relatives are a bit of a mystery to her and her own grandmother's failing mind does not aid her in gaining any type of understanding regarding these puzzles.  She longs to take better care of her grandmother, and she hopes the life and legacy of her past can give her what she needs.  Yet will she be able to unravel the never-ending problems that seem to make up her life?  Who will help her win in this battle against time?  Despite what Millie does not know, she will soon begin to see how much a person's choices will either help or hinder their loved ones later in life.  Hopefully, her relatives left something behind, which will rescue her from her present troubles.  

This book is fiction, but I love that it does incorporate a bit of mystery.  You all know how much I love a good mystery!  The intrigue, which lives in Millie's past, gives readers a better understanding of why Millie is so desperate to know what came before her.  Many people might not be very interested in some old diaries, but Millie knows this is the only link she has to this unknown world.  If you love a challenging plot, I recommend checking out this book.  Happy reading everyone!

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for my copy.

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.

By day Liz Johnson is the marketing director for a radio network. She finds time to write late at night and is a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Tucson, AZ, where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. 

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