First Line Friday #72

Posted August 2, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 17 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:


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Ann Norris knew two things for certain. Some things could be forgiven. And some things could certainly not.

I know I normally only tease the first sentence but I thought that might be mean in this circumstance haha. A Glitter of Gold releases next week on Aug 6, 2019. I just received my copy and I’ll be reading it very soon. I was on the launch team for the first book in this series called A Sparkle of Silver (click HERE for review), so I was excited when I was asked to be on it for the next in the series as well. I will be at FRS next week so I probably won’t get much reading done, but I would say I should hopefully have my full review up within the next two weeks or so 🙂

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.

About the Author:Liz Johnson

By day Liz Johnson works in marketing. She finds time to write late at night and is a Christy Award finalist and a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona where she enjoys theater, exploring local history, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. Find out more about Liz at


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17 responses to “First Line Friday #72

  1. It is always fun to visit other blogs and see which books people choose to feature for FLF! This week I’m sharing the first line (and a few bonus lines…I just couldn’t help myself) from The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken.
    Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 8 of the same book.
    “Nearly all the apple trees along the main drive had bloomed, their pale petals washed by moonlight against the dark sky.”

  2. 1bgpayne

    Ooh! “A Glitter of Gold” is SO GOOD!
    I’m sharing the first line from another great book;
    “A Lady’s Maid” by Jen Geigle Johnson
    London, England 1831
    Molly O’Malley’s coal-powder disguise hid her creamy skin and blended with her black-clad form in the shadows of the early morning.

  3. Ellie

    I love the title of the book you are featuring!

    I’m currently reading The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter. I’m on chapter 19 so I’ll share the first line of that chapter. “Sara had just finished waiting on a customer when Brad came into the shop, wide-eyed and with deep furrows lining his forehead.”

    I hope you have a good time at FRS!

  4. An intriguing opening paragraph!

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate.

    Natalie Groves eyed the bag of Gingerbread M&M’s on the other side of the office meeting room and prayed for a divine intervention of Red Sea proportions.

  5. Alicia Haney

    Zeke stoked her cheek, “Please, Mama don’t die. Who’ll pray for me? from “Sweet Harmony” by Caryl McAdoo

  6. Jen@GracetoGrow

    Those are great opening lines! I can’t wait to read the book! 😊

    Right now I’m reading Deadly Intentions by Lisa Harris. Here’s the first line: “Josh Solomon has barely slept in thirty-six hours.” I’m almost finished with the book, and it’s been great so far!

    Have a great weekend! 😃

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