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.
This is the second book in this series, but I really think it stands quite well as a stand-alone!
I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the setting.
Anne is in Savannah…a long way away from her home in California. She’s giving pirate tours as a way to make a living.
Then a hurricane hits, and she makes an incredible discovery on the beach — a sword hilt that appears to be made of gold.
When she takes it to a local museum to get it authenticated, she finds much more than she bargained for. She joins forces with the curator, Carter, who also has a huge interest in this particular sword.
Anne reads the diary Carter has, and together they try to discover what happened to a ship wrecked many years ago.
They face many obstacles, and I really enjoyed reading about this ‘treasure hunt’.
The characters are realistic, and I appreciated seeing their growth through this story.
I liked seeing how the events from the diary, written about 250 years earlier, and then the present day story, all tied together.
The twists and turns in this story kept me wanting to read more.
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