Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday 56 / Book Beginnings - Kolea


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25907611-kolea?ac=1 


The illegitimate child of Maui’s King is spirited away and raised in seclusion by a mysterious Hula Dancer and a blind warrior. Follow the child, Kolea, to Molokai where he is trained by the warrior and pursued by an evil half-brother. A daring escape in a voyaging canoe leads north and the adventure continues as the Hawai’ian men and women warriors meet natives of the North American Coast.

The voyagers join a community of Tlingit Indians and Kolea grows in wisdom and courage. Thoughts and yearning draw the voyagers south and point their hearts and the bows of their canoe toward home.

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http://www.fredasvoice.com/2015/08/the-friday-56-with-book-beginnings_13.htmlThe Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice.

Rules:
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.




As they prepared for the coming change of season, the crew soon realized that many of the ways they had brought with them were no longer workable.  Making shelter for what would be a winter like they had never exerienced would require men and women to work together and more the heavy pieces.  And if clothing were to be available, men would be doing much of the sewing as well.

The kapus against eating together were maintained, but many of the others were  dismissed by Makanunui and Kolea
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http://www.rosecityreader.com/2015/08/book-beginning-flambe-in-armagnac.html
Please join Gillion every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


The echo of laughter rang off the cliffs as the naked girls swam through the stream like fish, pulling one another under the surface and splashing.  The carefree children sunned themselves until they were dry and then fastened their pa-u about their waists and strode up the trail toward the village of Kaupo.
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Y'all are invited back to the Back Porch here on Monday (August 17) for my full review of Kolea by Russell Cahill.  Thanks to Sage at Sage's Book Tours for including me on this tour!

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful drama!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. It was, Freda! Hope your weekend is great as well! :O)

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  2. I love the cover and the snippet's writing is well done. Happy Friday!

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    1. I agree, Nicole. The cover says to me, "Kolea, take me away!" :O)

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  3. The men doing the sewing too. I love it!

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    1. Hey, it's only right, Kate. Some of the women assisted in the fighting. :O)

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  4. Love the cover. I hope it is a good read.

    ENJOY your Sunday.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. I would love to walk along the beach or rocks in Hawaii...and I wouldn't even be picky about which island! :O) Good to 'see' you again, Elizabeth!

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  5. This sounds like a good read. Have a great week!

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    1. It's one of those books you can experience with all of your senses, Yvonne! Hope your week goes super!

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  6. This sounds like an interesting read. I've never read a whole lot about Hawaii. That cover art is gorgeous.
    Amanda

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    1. Isn't it, though, Amanda? It was like having a little (vicarious) vacation! :O)

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