Leaving Lana'i

Leaving Lana'i

by Edie Claire


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Leaving Lana'i by Edie Claire

Second in the USA-Today bestselling Pacific Horizons series of romantic women's fiction by Edie Claire!

One horrible night fifteen years ago, a little girl named Maddie was taken away from the island paradise she treasured, the townspeople she loved, and the playmate who shared her soul.
Now, she's coming back to them.

Maddie was only a child in those idyllic, carefree days when she and her best friend Kai swam in the ocean, fished, hiked, and stargazed on the tropical island of Lana'i. At twenty-five, she realizes that her memories of those elementary-school days may have been romanticized, given that the months following her mother's sudden death and her own unwilling departure from Lana'i were the worst of her life. But she has never given up her dream of returning to the people she cared about. Not when warm images of the boy Kai's face continue to haunt her mind.

Having connived to do post-doctoral research studying feral cats on the neighboring island of Maui, ecologist Madalyn Westover has at last managed to relocate herself only a boat-ride away from "home." But will anyone recognize the tall, striking redhead as the same stocky brute of a girl who used to push the boys around? Will her precious Nana remember her? Are her "old man" friends even still alive?

Bold-from-birth Maddie isn't afraid to walk right up and find out for herself. Nor is she afraid to track down Kai, despite several nebulous warnings about how much he has changed. But when she realizes that every man, woman and child in Lana'i City seems to have mysterious knowledge about her own family which she does not, Maddie doesn't feel so brave anymore. And when reality crashes into her fantasy full force, she must decide in whom and what she can trust – including her own heart – to find her one true home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538003824
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 10/20/2016
Series: Pacific Horizons , #2
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

No matter the genre, USA-Today bestselling novelist and playwright Edie Claire strives to infuse all her writing with both warmth and humor. Her family-friendly Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series, a favorite of animal lovers that was originally published in 1999, was reborn in 2012 to become a USA-Today bestseller. Her romantic novels range from women's fiction with romantic elements to a blend of romance and mystery, beginning with her traditionally published contemporaries, the award-winning Long Time Coming and Meant To Be, and continuing with her exciting new series of interconnected romantic novels, Pacific Horizons, whose characters follow the migration of the humpback whales to some of the most gorgeous locations on earth. In any Edie Claire work, the reader may be assured that intrigue will beckon and tensions will rise - but love will triumph and happy endings will abound!

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Leaving Lana'i 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I liked this story. Not as much as I enjoyed Alaskan Dawn, but still. It was a captivating tale, and very relatable, especially in regards to attraction and unwanted advances. Now, where can I find a Kai for myself? I was also very appreciative at the respectful way the LDS faith and community was referred to. Too many people just bash on it....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting. Unique, but personable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it.