Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot

Inspiration from sunken wrecks from WW2

As an avid scuba diver and history buff, I had long dreamed of visiting the Solomon Islands - a destination rich with World War II relics and stories waiting to be explored. In 2010, my family and I finally had the opportunity to make this bucket list trip a reality.

Kendall Talbot Inspiration for Treasured Dreams Mystery Adventure Romance
Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot
Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot

The highlights of our diving adventure were two very different WWII wreck sites that provided unparalleled glimpses into the region's past. My favorite dive was to the crash site of a WWII dive bomber, whose pilot and radio gunner miraculously survived their harrowing ordeal. Over 50 years later, the pilot, Jim Dougherty, returned to the wreck site, no doubt reflecting on that fateful day. This poignant story of perseverance and resilience struck a deep chord, inspiring me to weave similar themes of adventure, danger, and the triumph of the human spirit into the pages of my new action-packed romantic suspense novel, Treasured Hopes.

Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot
Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot
Treasured Dreams mystery adventure romance by Kendall Talbot

Whether exploring the sunken ships and planes of Iron Bottom Sound or uncovering the relics of war in a remote jungle museum, our scuba diving adventure in the Solomon Islands ignited my imagination and passion for storytelling. The experiences I had there are woven throughout the pages of Treasured Dreams, providing an authentic backdrop for my characters' own battles, both internal and external. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to immerse myself in this incredible piece of history - it has truly shaped me as both a writer and explorer of the world.

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Treasure brought them together. Enemies tested their love.

But what happens when the enemy is closer than they think?

Archer Mahoney’s talent for finding lost treasure is almost as good as his talent for finding trouble. When he uncovers a vintage portrait linked to a fortune of diamonds stolen during World War II, he’s suddenly thrust into a dangerous chase filled with bizarre clues, ruthless adversaries, and stakes that could cost him the woman he loves.

When Rosalina is kidnapped by a madman out for revenge, the treasure hunt turns into something more sinister. More personal.

With time running out, Archer will have to play the madman’s chilling game to save her in time. But if there’s one thing Archer has learned from a lifetime of hunting lost secrets, it’s that to win against the devil you can’t play by the rules…

TREASURED DREAMS is BOOK 3 in the complete six-book Treasure Hunters series, spanning exotic locations in Egypt, the Greek Islands, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Archer's luxury multi-million-dollar yacht.

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