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The author who brought readers the heartwarming Prince Edward Island tales—The Red Door Inn, Where Two Hearts Meet, and On Love’s Gentle Shore—has penned a new series, Georgia Coast Romance. In A Sparkle of Silver, book 1, Johnson masterfully blends a touch of romance, a contemporary setting, and a story from the past.
Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan’s great-grandmother was a guest at banker Howard Dawkins’s 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 as two charming characters race to unravel secrets and find the fortune they both desperately need . . . before treasure hunters claim it for themselves.
What is ONE thing you’ve learned the hard way so that others don’t have to?
Like most creatives, I’ve failed more than a few times and dealt with the fear of failure far too often. This fear isn’t limited to only the writers and artists among us. Moms and dads fear not measuring up. Pastors and teachers fear falling short. But there was a time in my life when that fear was nearly crippling. I couldn’t write for the questions tumbling through my brain. What if my next book is a flop? What if no one likes it? What if no one likes me? Questions morphed from wondering if my writing was enough to wondering if I was enough.
And then I heard something that changed my life. No failure is final. One failure doesn’t define me. One closed door isn’t the end of opportunity. God is faithful to complete the work He’s doing in my life—and in yours too. Don’t give up just because of a failure.
Whenever my writing comes to a screeching halt because I’m afraid it’s going to be a failure, I cling to that simple promise. God is still at work in me. I need not fear failure. It’s only a reminder that God isn’t finished with me yet. He’s not finished with you either.