Haole Wife

by Margaret Drake



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781462074822
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781462074815

About the Book

Attempting to flee her shameful past as an unwed mother, Ina Marie leaves her home state of Iowa and lands a teaching job in Hawaii. That’s where she meets Dr. Clyde McNeill, and they are married in the summer of 1920. Ina Marie enjoys the small privileges afforded to a plantation doctor’s wife, and she appreciates the time she gets to spend with her daughter Leilani. But that bliss changes on a stormy night in 1923. While Clyde is treating a patient, he drowns, leaving Ina Marie and Leilani alone to fend for themselves. Evicted from the plantation home, Ina Marie must make a new life for her and her daughter. Against the backdrop of the times and the sugar plantation culture of Hawaii, Ina Marie navigates through the full wave of events driven by the forces of Prohibition. It’s also a time when automobiles are just becoming a more common means of travel and women have achieved their voting rights. A work of historical fiction, Haole Wife, by author Margaret Drake, tells the story of one woman and what it takes to survive in the Prohibition Era of the 1920s on Hawaii Island.

About the Author

Margaret Drake first moved to Hawaii in 1968 to teach. She returned to the US mainland in 1972 for occupational therapy education and worked in that field for thirty-two years. After retiring, she returned to Hawaii. Drake has written professional books and stories for adults and children. Visit her online at www.margaretdrake.com.