Title: JEWEL OF THE PACIFIC
Author: Linda Lee Chailin
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Genre: historical / thriller
The wedding's abandoned, and the clouds of political disaster loom overhead.
The fire that almost ended
life has put an end to the promise of marriage. While saving Eden , Rafe lost not only his eyesight, but
also his independence, his determination, and his pride. In a short letter, he
ends Eden 's
hope for happiness. Hurt and angry, Eden Eden sails
to the leper colony on the where her
mother is suffering. island
Eden's year-long absence, Rafe seeks medical
and eventually regains his sight. Returning to his coffee plantation on the San Francisco ,
Rafe finds the beautiful Bernice Judson waiting. Big Island
This is the year of decision.
is on the brink of revolution. The anti-Royalists threaten to depose the
Hawaiian queen and bring the Hawaii Hawaiian Islands
under the Stars and Stripes.
must choose a side in politics and where to put her trust. Eden
the painful lesson God wants her to learn? And will she ever find healing for
her broken heart with or without a life that includes Rafe? Eden
JEWEL OF THE PACIFIC is the third book in Ms. Chaikin’s series The Dawn of
. These books are not stand alone
and readers should read The Spoils of
Eden and Hawaiian Crosswinds first.
I did read the previous two books, but it’s been over two years since the last
one came out and I was still quite lost in this one. So readers will want to
refresh them memories by rereading the first two books. Hawaii
Ms. Chaikin is certainly talented in prose, painting such a vivid word picture of the setting that the reader can literally see the exactly blue of the sky and know how many clouds floated in sight. The setting is very beautifully portrayed, but as a result it does slow the story down considerably, making it almost drag at times.
is a very believable character, loving and kind, and Rafe also. The story is
set in a real time period of Eden ’s
history, with some very real people appearing as characters in the book. Ms.
Chaikin included a directory of who people are, whether they were real or
imaginary, and a map of the islands. She also included a glossary of Hawaiian
terms, which was very helpful. 352
pages. $14.99. Hawaii