From the Author
I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my novel, The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru. It has long been a dream of mine to be a writer. Ever since my high school English teacher told me, " You have quite a way with words!" I knew that one day I would be crafting stories for the young and the young at heart. Stories filled with imaginative twists and surprising plots, action, adventure and mystery. I want my readers to fall in love with the quirky flaws of my characters and really care about what happens to them. Mostly, I want the readers of my novels to get caught up in the experience of the story and never want to put it down. With this, my first novel in a series, my readers have expressed many of those reactions and I am proud to release this second edition with stronger characters and even more plot twists than the first edition. This is the fulfillment of my dream to give my readers a wonderful experience. Now let's find a fireplace and curl up with a great story!
From the Inside Flap
Jewel of Peru took me on an adventure from page one. Sharon Skretting has captured Peru and deftly woven elements of the culture and geography into a fast-paced treasure hunt. It was well written, entertaining and introduced me to new ideas. I loved making little discoveries along the way about the people and places. I found some of the features of Peru so interesting, I looked them up the Internet and was delighted to find things just as she described. Fact and fantasy blend seamlessly in this delightful tale."
--Sara Marschand, Quiethouse Copy Editing
"I just finished reading this novel to my grade 3/4 class. They absolutely loved every second of it! My students found themselves easily caught up in the cliffhanger chapter endings, and always begged me to read more."
"Jewel was an enthralling story from start to finish. Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. Sharon did a fantastic job of creating a unique story that left me wanting more. I haven't read another book like it, and that is what I loved about it."
--Kristina Snyder, Quiethouse Copy Editing
"This book has sparked my daughter to enjoy reading as she is on her fourth read of it! As a reader, it is a great read and keeps you wanting more at the end of each chapter! A difficult book to put down!"--Tammy Reiling