The Adventures of Boochi Malloochi: Hidden Gems, book three, furthers the Malloochi family's search for all that finding the treasure chest holds. Not that finding the treasure chest wasn't a miracle on its own, but with each book, the mystery deepens and now, book three introduces the Malloochi family to another member of the Corrado family, Dalia, who is care giver for her orphaned twin granddaughters, Isabella and Rebecca.
But what does Dalia have to do with the treasure, and why are the twins so deeply involved in something they don't even seem to know about?
Join Boochi, her parents, and all the Corrado family, on this new adventure!
Excerpt from Hidden Gems:
As Boochi slept, she dreamed of walking down a pier to the dock of a large boat that resembled the Barco Della Vita. She walked closer and slid her hand along the rope that led to the mast. As she reached the front of boat, she could see the inscription written, it was Barco Della Vita.
œMy ship. she said aloud.
œYour ship? Really? Can you prove it? yelled a figure, standing on the deck looking down at her.
œI, umm, yes. I found the treasure chest and--
œOh, wait a minute, you mean you actually believe all those stories about pirates and treasure? the man asked.
œYeah. It led me to this boat.
œUnless you plan on drawing a sword and fighting me for her, you're out of luck, Boochi, he replied.
œHey, how do you know who I am? she shouted back, surprised and confused.
œNever mind that. Do you have a sword or not?
œNo, guess I don't, she said, her eyes fixed squarely on him.
œTell you what, I'll cut you a deal. You tell me where you found the treasure, and I'll let you come on board for a while.
œHow about you tell me how you know my name, and I'll tell you where I found the treasure?
œHa-ha. I like your style. You don't surrender or accept terms you don't like.
œYeah, yeah, how do you know me?
œI know you because you helped me live again, if only for a moment in time in the hearts and minds of my family.
œWhat do you mean I helped you? Oh wait a minute, it's you, you're Sandoval's grandfather, Boochi said, her voice full of excitement.
œGreat-great-great grandfather, you mean.
œYes. Wow, you look so young.
œShould I look like an old man?
œI imagined you like an older person. After all you are a great-great-great- grandfather.
œAfter all, this is a dream you know, and I'd like to appear younger if you don't mind, he said, laughing at Boochi's wit.
œWhat was life like at sea?
œIt was freedom and adventures. Not always great times mind you, but an adventure nonetheless.
œInteresting. How did you get the name for your ship?
œSailing was my life and the sea my home, it seemed to make sense.
œSure does. I like that name, Boochi said, flashing a smile.
œThank you. Are you coming on board or what?
œPermission to come aboard, sir? œPermission granted, he replied, extending his hand to help her board the ship. œCourse heading?
œIt's a dream. Who cares? Anywhere is fine. They shared a laugh and the sails caught wind.
Sal Corrente is a writer, father, husband and visionary, who uses his imagination to craft worlds, and breathe life into mysterious characters. Sal attracts readers into the light of excitement and fantasy.
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