Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Honolulu and Dallas






I LOVED, LOVED Honolulu by Alan Brennert.  This book deserves 'loved' in capital letters.   It's just one of those books that sucks you in from page 1.  It's one that I could read late at night and not want to put it down.

Honolulu tell the story of Regret, born to a traditional Korean family. Male children were valued over females, and daughters had names like Sorrow, Anger, and Pity.  Regret flees to Hawaii to meet her handsome husband promised to her as a picture bride.  Only to endure more abuse in paradise, this story spands her entire lifetime.

Classified as historical fiction, Alan Brennert explains that various events in the novel are accurate.

I enjoyed every page of Honolulu as I did Moloka'i, also by Brennert.

I was so sad when I read the last words....I didn't want it to ever end.....Why did I read it so fast?

Don't let the summer end without adding Honolulu to your reading list.

Tomorrow night is the season finale of Dallas!  There is a marathon all day tomorrow showing the entire season.  If you are one of the ones waiting to see if it was good......set your dvrs!  Cause it's good, and has been renewed for another season.  WooHoo!


12 comments:

It's Just Dottie said...

I have been looking for a new read. Honolulu sounds just like it!!!
Smiles. Dottie

Michelle said...

This sounds like a good read! Thanks for the suggestion!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thanks for the recommendation - I'm going to look for that book! blessings, marlene

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'll be looking for this book. Thanks for the recommendation!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I think you just like Honolulu because you are such a lover of Hawaii! LOL! Just kidding. Thanks for the review! I have Dallas recorded. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dallas is already over. Did it have a full season or start midway through? I swear I just heard about it even coming on. Of course, we didn't get it over here. And finding books isn't easy either. I have a whole stack decorating my bedside table that I should read at some point. :) Have a great day. Tammy

gigihawaii said...

Though I rarely read fiction, I'll keep this book in mind.

Anne said...

Oh my gosh...another Dallas fan. I love Dallas. It's so good. I haven't watched the finale yet, I have it recorded. I know, I am so looking forward to another season. Ya gotta love that J.R. I hope Victoria Principal comes back. That would be awesome.
The book you read sounds good.
Have a nice weekend.

Deb said...

sounds like a good book....I watched one episode but couldn't get into it...

Kay said...

This sounds wonderful! I just wrote it down and will look for it. Thank you for the recommendation.

Solar Powered said...

This book and the season finale of Dallas are on my list for this weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm going to have to find this read, Nanny.

I have so loved catching up with you this morning. And, this template is the first one I ever used.... I'm having some serious flashes of the wonderful moments of blogging over these past few years!! Thank you for being one of the best parts of those memories. xoxo ~ t.