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The Last Aloha

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ISBN13: 9781935448006
ISBN10: 1935448005
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2010 BAIPA Award Winner: Best Historical Fiction.

How did Hawaii become part of America? This story, inspired by true events suppressed for nearly 100 years, is the one James Michener never wrote. In 1886, Laura Jennings travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives. She imagines she'll live in a grass hut, ministering to savages. When she arrives in Honolulu, she's surprised to find her relatives are among the wealthy elite plotting to overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy. And, far from being savages, the Hawaiians have developed a charming and prosperous Victorian kingdom. To avoid her conniving uncle's control, Laura leaves to work for the royal family and learns her family's prejudices against them are false. The last Queen, Lili-uokalani, wages a tragic struggle to save the Kingdom. Through choices she makes when every avenue is blocked, Laura sees the power that can restore the spirit of a people caught in a turbulent world and discovers how long-hidden secrets of her own family

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In 1886, following the tragic deaths of her father and her fianc, Laura Jennings, now alone in the world, travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives. Laura imagines she'll live in a grass hut and minister to savages, but, on arriving in Honolulu, she's surprised to find that, far from being savages, the Hawaiians have developed a charming and prosperous kingdomand Laura's family is among the wealthy elite plotting to overthrow the monarchy. To avoid her conniving uncle's control, Laura goes to work for the royal family, and learns that her relatives' prejudices against them are unfounded. Hawaii's last queen, Lili'uokalani, struggles to save the kingdom. As the Missionary Party intensifies its opposition, the queen's efforts reveal to Laura a power that can restore the spirit of a people caught up in a turbulent, changing world, and she discovers how her own family's long-hidden secrets can lead the way to reunification.

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Loretta Houck, December 11, 2010 (view all comments by Loretta Houck)
This beautifully-written, yet sad tale of the missionaries' takover of the Hawaiian nation should be required reading in all history classes. Quinn has done an excellent job of weaving the facts of what took place "in the name of freedom" with a moving story of one young girl's struggle to find meaning in her life and an understanding of Aloha.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781935448006
Author:
Quinn, Gaellen
Publisher:
Lost Coast Press
Editor:
Shaw, Joe
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
8.46x5.52x1.01 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1886, following the tragic deaths of her father and her fianc, Laura Jennings, now alone in the world, travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives. Laura imagines she'll live in a grass hut and minister to savages, but, on arriving in Honolulu, she's surprised to find that, far from being savages, the Hawaiians have developed a charming and prosperous kingdomand Laura's family is among the wealthy elite plotting to overthrow the monarchy. To avoid her conniving uncle's control, Laura goes to work for the royal family, and learns that her relatives' prejudices against them are unfounded. Hawaii's last queen, Lili'uokalani, struggles to save the kingdom. As the Missionary Party intensifies its opposition, the queen's efforts reveal to Laura a power that can restore the spirit of a people caught up in a turbulent, changing world, and she discovers how her own family's long-hidden secrets can lead the way to reunification.
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