Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Hawaiian Crosswinds - 2nd in the Dawn of Hawaii series
Author: Linda Lee Chaikin
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: June 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Romance
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Linda's Websites/Blogs: www.lindachaikinbooks.com
Hawaiian Crossroads, is book two in the author's series, The Dawn of Hawaii, concerning the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States. It is the year 1892, and the island nation of Hawaii is in much confusion. Rafe Easton and a group of Hawaiian patriots are working on annexation to the United States because they are concerned that the current monarchy will fall to a power that is not as concerned about the Islands and would use them for political reasons. However, some of the island citizens are faced with secrets that would stop everything in its tracks. The future of the island country is in jeopardy also, in jeopardy, is Rafe's future with his fiancée, Eden Derrington.
Danger lurks just below the surface of Hawaii's beautiful beaches and plantations. The person who murdered Rafe's father now begins to threaten his mother and adopted son. Eden, a nurse, wants to accompany her father, who is a doctor, to a leper colony and help him with his research. It seems that Eden's mother, whom she believed dead for many years, is very much alive and living at the colony.
This series is a fascinating read of the stories of real people in the islands who played important roles in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. It would probably be a good idea to read them in sequence, the first being: The Spoils of Eden, then Hawaiian Crosswinds. The next is yet to come but, readers should be watching for it. I highly recommend this to all history/mystery readers.
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