Friday, September 24, 2010

The Spoils of Eden {Book 1} The Dawn of Hawaii Series by Linda Lee Chaikin

The waves lap dangerously close to the abandoned baby – abandoned by the Molokai leper colony of the late 1800s.
That baby will be at the center of an alternately tense and bittersweet romantic struggle between Eden Derrington and Rafe Easton. Eden and Rafe are in love, but Baby Kip may very well endanger their future together.
It’s two generations after the on-fire missionaries have arrived on the Hawaiian Islands, and the descendants of those missionaries are drifting into complacency and materialism. The generational plots and subplots masterfully woven throughout this first in the “Dawn of Hawaii” trilogy will leave the reader yearning for the second and third books, coming in 2011 and 2012.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers; 1 edition (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802437494
ISBN-13: 978-0802437495
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches

LINDA LEE CHAIKIN has written over thirty top selling books, including The Silk House series and For Whom the Stars Shine, a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award. Two of her novels have been awarded the Silver Angel Award for excellence. Linda is a graduate of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and taught neighborhood Bible classes for many years. She and her husband make their home in Northern California where her favorite recreations are reading and taking vacations where the wind blows through lonely deserts and ghost towns.

My Review
Years ago I read almost all of Linda Lee Chaikin’s books, but for some reason haven‘t read any for a long time. Really sorry I haven’t kept up with her, but will from now on.
“The Spoils of Eden” is book one in Linda Chaikin's newest series The Dawn of Hawaii. I can’t wait for the other two.
I just finished reading “The Spoils of Eden” by Linda Lee Chaikin and totally loved it. I really love her style of writing and how at the beginning of her books she always has a list of the characters, a family tree, Hawaiian terms {for this one} and a map of where the story takes place.
I love how the author talks about the beautiful places in Hawaii. She talks about the wonderful flowers, plants, trees etc.. This book also has many parts that really happened in Hawaiian history, with real names of people who have played important roles in this history.

Eden Derrington and her fiancé Rafe Easton have many things going for them, but also have more than their share of problems. Eden, has to decide if she wants to work with her father and his dream of curing leprosy or being with the man that she has loved since a very young age.
“The Spoils of Eden” is full of mystery, love, family problems and many more problems. Something for every one. I highly recommend this book. It will become one of your best loved books. I really, really like this book.

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A free copy of this book was provided for me from Moody Publishers for review purposes only. I’m free to review this book any way I like.


Caroline said...

OOOOOH. It sounds delightful. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Can't wait to order it.

Prolucker said...

I LOVE books set in "uncommon" places and I love Chaikin's writing style. I'll have to add this one to my TBR list. --Lex

Charlotte Kay said...

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