Daughters of Captain Cook: A Novel

Daughters of Captain Cook: A Novel

by Linda Spalding
     
 

Kansas-born Jess marries Paul and removes with him to the sultry paradise of Hawaii to challenge Paul's haunting past. All goes well until an act of disloyalty exposes Jess to the mythical beliefs of Hawaii, and she discovers the true weight of her husband's betrayal and heritage. The author weaves a chilling tale of old memories, secrets, and a clash of…  See more details below

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Kansas-born Jess marries Paul and removes with him to the sultry paradise of Hawaii to challenge Paul's haunting past. All goes well until an act of disloyalty exposes Jess to the mythical beliefs of Hawaii, and she discovers the true weight of her husband's betrayal and heritage. The author weaves a chilling tale of old memories, secrets, and a clash of cultures--with an undercurrent of peril throughout. 240 pp.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Set against a sensuous, vibrant background of Hawaiian hibiscus and ancient rites of worship, this powerful, compelling story merges two diverse currents: that of Paul, son of a missionary, and of his Kansas-born wife Jesse, who knew nothing of her father except photographs and post cards. Wedded bliss becomes a nightmare of compulsive attraction, betrayal, and death as Jesse, pitted against unbeatable odds, tries to keep Paul from irresistible 14-year-old Maya. Behind Maya stands a mysterious family past, which Jesse uncovers in her mother-in-law's diary; its shocking revelations include the age-old native belief that the union of father and daughter, brother and sister, will produce chiefs and supernatural power. Forcefully yet inevitably, events speed to a climax, leaving behind memories, wind, and rain. For most fiction collections.-- Addie Lee Bracy, Beaver Coll. Lib., Glenside, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880015516
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/1997
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.70(d)

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