Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Hawaiian Discovery

The Hawaiian Discovery 

Paperback, ebook, audio, audio CD

June 5, 2018

by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Author), Jean Brunstetter (Author)

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1683224471

An Amish Woman Finds Love in Hawaii

Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family’s organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen’s destiny waiting for her in Indiana?

Find out in this sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.
My thoughts: THE HAWAIIAN DISCOVERY is one of the newest ones by prolific author Wanda E. Brunstetter.  Honestly, I think she is writing a book a month -- but maybe it just seems that way since I've read a lot of her books this year.  

I will admit this piqued my interest. Amish in Hawaii. Who knew?  I have never been to Hawaii, but I have seen pictures of the beautiful state, so it was interesting reading about the scenery in a book partially set there.  

I think this was more women's fiction than romance though there is a romance. The hero doesn't make an appearance until the end of the book and the man who has a point of view and is interested in Ellen is a hmm. Well, something that I can't find the word to describe. Scared, red-faced stumbling fool, and then suddenly bullish and threatening. Definitely a mixture of personality types there. 

There were a lot of characters that I had trouble keeping track of and a lot of changes of location which was easier since that was clearly indicated.  This book is definitely better than the last Wanda Brunstetter book I read.  It was a squeaky clean story with docile characters and a slow, peaceful writing style that is sure to appeal to fans of Wanda Brunstetter. For me, the major draw of this Amish story is the unconventional setting. 

Oh, this is the second book in a series. The first is The Hawaiian Quilt which I have not read. Yet.  I don't think reading them out of order detracted from the story.

I was given a copy by a friend (not the author) and all opinions are my own. I was not obligated to write a review. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

The setting was quit different for an Amish book. But knowing the Brunstetters have visisted Hawaii often it gave readers a mental picture of the beautiful state.

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