First Line Friday — A Glitter of Gold

9 Aug

Happy Friday! Today my first line(s) come from a new release that has made it to my TBR shelf — A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson. Set in my home state, this book looks like a winner. And the first 3 lines are great!

What is your first line?

Leave a comment, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines!


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.

By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager. She makes time to write late at night — that’s when she thinks best anyway. Liz is the author of more than a dozen novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s a Christy Award finalist and a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. She makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoys exploring local music, theater, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories of true love filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

16 Responses to “First Line Friday — A Glitter of Gold”

  1. Anneliese Dalaba August 9, 2019 at 6:48 am #

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring More Than Words Can Say, by Karen Witemeyer. Since it’s also my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter 17, “Let her go.” His growled demand echoed through the alleyway as Zach advanced.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    • rbclibrary August 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

      Loved that book.

  2. Colline August 9, 2019 at 8:11 am #

    This sounds like a promising start 🙂
    This week I am sharing one of my favourite Japanese Fantasy stories:

    • rbclibrary August 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. MrsDMVH August 9, 2019 at 9:21 am #

    Oooo, intriguing first line!!! Happy Friday!

  4. hjsnyder28 August 9, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    I just received this book–can’t wait to read it! Happy reading!

    • rbclibrary August 9, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

      Hope you enjoy!

  5. Iola August 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Sounds great – you have to love someone with a pirate tour business!

    I’m sharing the first line from Catherine West’s latest book over on my blog, As the Light Fades. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by the cover, but this has a great cover and I’m itching to get into it.

    Happy reading!

  6. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) August 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker: “Cohen Marah clears his throat quietly, more out of discomfort than the presence of any particular thing that needs clearing, and attempts to step over the body for a second time.”

  7. Ellie August 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

    I’ve seen this book around a lot lately. I hope you enjoy reading it!

  8. Paula Shreckhise August 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

    I would love to read Liz’s book!

    My first lines are from Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl

    He waits, hidden in the shadows of the tall, stately trees that lined the street. He is the only one who knows that hell has just opened its doors.

  9. bellesmoma16 August 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

    Happy Saturday!
    Yesterday on my blog I shared the first couple of lines from A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden: Currently, I am reading The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken. I’ll share a line from there.

    “A thick cloud of dust hovered on the top of the hill just outside the Bates estate.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂💜📚

    • rbclibrary August 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

      The Yellow Lantern looks really good!

  10. lelandandbecky August 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Choose Me” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Today of all days, Julia Delpont needed to forget about the world.”

  11. Narelle Atkins August 10, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

    An intriguing opening! It sounds like a great read. 🙂

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Starting Anew by Melanie D. Snitker.

    Lynn Crosby sat up in bed, unsure of what actually woke her up.

    • rbclibrary August 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

      Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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