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aloha….just wanted to let you know i lent the book to a hawaiian lady whose son is in the nursing home where i work……she loves the book…..had tears in her eyes when talking about it…..another hawaiian lady who is a patient at the home wants to read it next……hope all is well…….
I finished your book The Last Aloha earlier this week and enjoyed it very much! The story is a sad cliffhanger, yet uplifting in its portrayal of the queen faithful to the spirit of Aloha and her faith. I enjoyed the “right thinking” characters, wanting more of RLStevenson. Now I have to learn more about him as well as the queen. You motivated so much additional reading that I wish you had included a list of references to hunt them down. Again, thank you for a truly memorable read that captures Hawaii and the spirit of its people.
I just finished your book The Last Aloha which I got at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers conference. It was so beautifully written and inspiring. I loved every page of it– and the ending was so powerful. Truly masterful story telling thank you so much for getting it out into the world.
I worked at ‘Iolani Palace for 5 yrs and was a docent for 7 yrs before moving to the mainland, so was very familiar with the story of the monarchy and overthrow, and your rendering of the events brought it fresh to mind. Descriptions of the land, the buildings, the people - Everything - brought it alive. Plus I learned some interesting things I never knew before. It’s good to remember where we came from and what the true meaning of Aloha is.
The Last Aloha is keeping me up at night. It’s intoxicatingly interesting and impossible to set down.