Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Book Review of Haole Wood by Dee DeTariso

Entertaining, October 1, 2012

An interesting story told from a beautiful location. The story goes into great detail about life on Maui and in spite of the circumstances that brought granddaughter and grandmother back together after years of separation, brings a sense of warmth to the story. The language barrier between the two does not stop the relationship from forming and growing as it seems the grandmother is able to pick up on what her granddaughter needs while the granddaughter has no idea what her grandmother is saying.

The romance and friendships that form shows well in this story as she is confronted with trying to find a way to prove her grandmother innocent of murder. However, this story seems to center more on the lifestyle of Maui than it does on allowing the reader to solve the mystery.

The four star rating instead of five star is due to some of the credibility of the storyline: without spoilers, the weather forecast incident, later the language barrier between grandmother/granddaughter is extreme, the start up and expansion of the business that went so well so quickly. However, I want to point out these are just things that struck me but DOES NOT take away from the story at all.

Overall, this is a very well written, entertaining story and I know this author is going to do well with this story and future ones to come.

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