What can I say? Linda has written a beautiful novel about the adventures of a strong-willed woman in Old Hawaii who follows her heart and her own path. First she runs away to avoid marrying the boy her father has picked out for her. Then she falls for a handsome stranger, a warrior who offers first love, then conflict. The book takes us through her life, giving us a window into the culture of the time, the ways of war, romance, and secret plotting and intrigue, all amid the lava-strewn landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands. If you love Hawaii and a good story, you will love this book.
A book has to be really good for me to stick with it. And this one is. Highly recommended.