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Where Treasure Lies

Where Treasure Lies by Amanda Tru: Release Week Party!!

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.

Party Time!!

As we set off on this wild and new adventure, Amanda asked each author in the Suamalie Islands series to talk about a specific question. Here’s what Amanda says:

In Where Treasure lies, the main characters arrive in the Suamalie Islands thirty years apart, but they both have epically lousy first days on the island paradise. Nothing goes according to plan. But sometimes even the worst travel woes can end in our greatest blessings! Have you ever experienced any ridiculous, hilarious, or just plain bad travel luck? Did your story have a silver lining?

My answer:

I have to say that we’ve been incredibly blessed in our travels. The only time anything seems to go wrong is if I’m navigating. I often joke that I’m navigationally inept, and it’s pretty true, though the days of GPS help lower my chances of taking us on a wild detour similar to Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Vacation. Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but in the days of MapQuest when you had to print off your directions and follow them along the way, we’ve traveled a few interesting roads. And even once when the GPS led us to a dead-end road in the middle of nowhere in the dead of night. Thank goodness I’d not watched any scary movies just before we left, but it was nerve-wracking sitting there having no idea where to go. The GPS kept telling us to turn around and go back! Eh…how ’bout NO! The silver lining to all our travel stories is the same. We made it safe and sound and none the worse for wear, though with a few more locked doors than usual.


Click HERE to enter for your chance to win a copy of the book and a $5 Amazon gift card.

Follow the other authors and enter their giveaways as they post.

Amanda Tru: February 28

Susan K. Beatty: March 1

Chautona Havig: March 2

Melissa Wardwell: March 3

Tabitha Bouldin: March 4 (Hi! That’s me and you’re already here!)

Marguerite Martin Gray: March 5

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