Thursday, December 30, 2010
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii
Title: LOVE FINDS YOU IN LAHAINA, HAWAII
Author: Bodie Thoene
Publisher: Summerside Press
Genre: Inspirational/mix of contemporary and historical
Sandi Smith has traveled to Hawaii to write her thesis about the last princess of Hawaii. She is struggling to move on with her life after her husband, John, has been reported MIA. Not knowing if he’s dead or alive, Sandi keeps her faith, and works on getting a degree.
In Hawaii she meets with an old woman who claims to have been the princess’ best friend. Hannah gives Sandi a stack of papers and tells a story about the princess’ life.
But all is not as it seems. As Sandi struggles to put the pieces together she gets news about her husband. And learns a shocking truth.
LOVE FINDS YOU IN LAHAINA, HAWAII is loosely based on a true story that the author was told by an old woman she talked to in Hawaii. It is a different story than one you read in history books, so the notes in the back of the book don’t give proof of it, but it could be the truth. You decide.
As a romance this one is different than others I’ve read by Summerside Press. Most of story is about the princess and Hannah, with brief visits back to contemporary times to see what Sandi is up to. The love story is more historical, there is only a hint of one in the contemporary portion. If you like romance and would like to read a story set in Hawaii, there are some nice details included. End notes are included. $12.99. 365 pages.