With summer quickly approaching I like to have a list of good books to toss into my beach bag. I recently read the historical novel Moloka'i and want to share this book with you. The story is set in Hawaii more than a century ago. It is the story of a young girl, her family, and community all effected by leprosy and their human spirit to overcome so many obstacles. This book is beautifully written and the author did his homework researching documents of this time period in Hawaii. This story will touch your heart as you walk along with these characters on their journey to a normal life.
You can order this book and check out more reviews online. I would like to leave you the following sentence from this book to entice you to read this amazing story:
" The ache she'd felt for fifty years was gone and she could feel again what life was like without it: sweet, like a slice of cake from Love's Bakery, or a cold glass of Tahiti lemonade on a hot day."
I hope you put this book into your beach bag this summer and enjoy this book as much as I did. Remember to pass along your copy to a dear friend when you finish this wonderful book.
What books do you plan to read this summer?
Inquiring minds want to know.