Where Treasure Lies

Year One

Two stories…thirty years apart. Will solving the mystery of the past provide the key to the present?

Scott Connelly arrives in the Suamalie Islands determined to acquire property for his father and leave as soon as possible. But he doesn’t count on the animosity of the residents, the fascinating local legend of a sunken Spanish treasure ship, or the highly unavailable waitress who comes to his rescue. The fabled treasure promises to buy his freedom, but even seeking it may be a dangerous risk.

News of her father’s death precedes Tavia Connelly’s arrival in the Suamalie Islands. Despite the hatred of the island residents, Tavia’s determined to settle her father’s affairs and return immediately to assume her role as head of the family company. But her father’s wishes require her to find out what happened long ago, given only Scott’s mumbled clues, crazy rumors, and a centuries-old fable.

Tavia should be safe after all those years, but her presence attracts a lot of resentment, and the ghosts of Scott’s enemies may still lie in wait for someone to come searching for a treasure that may have never existed.

But what if it did?

Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.

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Reviews:MF Literary Works on Amazon wrote:

This book is the start of a new collection of books written by nine different authors all set in the fictional islands of Suamalie. Each book will be full of wonderful adventures and fun!
In this story, the reader is taken on quite an adventure. It’s actually two stories that span thirty years and connect in a way that will keep your heart pounding and you never want to put the book down.
It's a story that will make you crave sand between your toes, a warm breeze on your face, and . . . the desire to find a treasure!
This book has so much in it, drama, sweet romance, tension, mystery, suspense, shipwrecks, hurricanes, and treasure hunting.
I loved all the relationships and how they connected. This book was so well written that I could see it put into a movie!
I love reading whatever Anamda Tru writes!
Amanda Tru is really a wonderful author who brings life to her characters and their struggles. She weaves so many emotions into each of her books. It was exquisitely written and flowed smoothly. I felt my heart pounding. I laughed, I smiled, I wanted to scream at the characters, and I cried, throughout the book. There were so many emotions in just one reading! She also weaves wonderful life lessons throughout this story. Lessons regarding family, friends, and the love of God.
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend others to pick it up.

Marguerite G. on Amazon wrote:

What do you treasure? Is it something that can be bought, put on a shelf, in a garage, or on a finger? Not many of us have the opportunity to participate in an actual treasure hunt—sunken ship, chests of coins, island cove, attached to a myth. Yet, we are drawn to the search, the journey for something more.
This installment of the Suamalie Islands deposits the reader on Oli Oli where island life explodes with a burst of energy as the present catapults into the past bringing up pieces of a thirty-year-old mystery, puzzling at the shapes of the pieces.
Bravo, Amanda!
I received a copy for my honest review.