In “Of White Ashes,” Constance Hays Matsuomoto and Kent Matsumoto tell the tales of two individuals and how their lives intertwine during one of the most horrific times in history: World War II. Based on the true stories of Mr. Matsumoto’s parents, this utterly captivating novel represents historical fiction at its finest, and most heartbreaking.
“Not Pink” follows the story of Mary Therese Panos, a troubled young woman caught between her Greek patriarchal upbringing and the roaring counterculture of the ’60s. This hard-hitting but highly readable novel explores Mae’s demons and how she struggles to overcome them. Will she succumb to them? Or will she learn to address them in order to be a better mother for her daughter?
Vera Bell takes readers on a time travel journey through past life regression in “Through the Veneer of Time.” Experience parallel story lines as Siena Forte and Naeve McConway fight for their loves and survive the horror of a terrible enemy in this spell-binding tale. From the bustling streets of Washington D.C. to the rolling Irish hills, this is a story you won’t want to miss.
In a recent post, I shared my thoughts on Queen Lili’uokalani’s memoir “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen”. In this article, learn a little more about this remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on Hawaiian and American history.
In “Witness to the Revolution”, Kiersten Marcil pens a highly readable historical novel about a woman transported back in time to the American Revolution and her efforts to return.
Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.