Liz Johnson is an author with a gift for combining a really good romance with an equally intriguing mystery. I have enjoyed her Georgia Coast series set in the historic city of Savannah with each book focusing on a long lost legendary treasure.  It has been such fun following the characters as they search for clues to discover the location of treasures most people believe to be tall tales.

A Dazzle of Diamonds was quite the satisfying story featuring lifelong friends Penelope and Tucker. The common best friends to more trope was such fun to watch play out between the characters even as they both had major problems to overcome. I loved how loyal Penelope and Tucker were to each other, attempting to help in any way possible, only wanting the best for the other.

A plot that includes a family scandal, a former fiance, an old diary, a mysterious treasure, and a quirky but delightful aunt, makes for some pretty good reading. I thoroughly enjoyed A Dazzle of Diamonds and encourage you to grab a copy of your own as soon as possible. I do not think you will be sorry.


I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Penelope Hunter loves her job as the event manager at one of Savannah’s premier historic venues–until her ex-fianc√© walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. Surely she cannot be expected to plan their wedding. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is threatening to take her big-ticket event elsewhere, especially if Penelope insists on being seen with her best friend, Tucker Westbrook.

Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his lifelong friendship with Penelope. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot–and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South.

To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a lost Civil War treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job–and falling helplessly in love.

Read an excerpt HERE.


Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including A Sparkle of Silver, A Glitter of Gold, The Red Door Inn, Where Two Hearts Meet, and On Love’s Gentle Shore, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. She works in marketing and makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona.