A Hawaiian Love Story

by Puakea



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781663215284
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781663215291
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781663215277

About the Book

As a pregnant Kapukini stands on a precipice at the edge of an ancient volcano in the middle of the pacific where the sky meets the sea, she faces the winds of an uncertain future. With her hands resting on her swollen belly, she decides to comfort her child by sharing the story of their family, how they came to be, and the love that is the roots of this blossom. While Kapukini is present with her unborn child for this one last eternal moment, the tale of an ancient Hawaiian chief’s family lineage unfolds, depicting a forbidden royal romance. Within three generations of love stories creatively retold, the myth about the origin of the native Naupaka flower comes to life as Kapukini returns to ancient Hawaii where gods slide down rainbows to find beautiful maidens, men battle sharks to prove their devotion, women dance hula to share stories and passions, and lovers send kisses on the moonlight to communicate their affections. Naupaka: A Hawaiian Love Story shares fantastical tales about Hawaiian culture, love, family, courage, compassion, adventure, loyalty, mystical realms, and above all, aloha.

About the Author

Puakea has been an aloha ambassador, living in and working in Hawaii for many years. His writing is inspired by his work with Hula Halau O Kahii Laulani. Puakea is also a championship Hawaiian canoe paddler with Na Ka Ewalu on Maui. This is his third book. Proceeds from this book will support a Hawaiian Language Immersion School on Maui.