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They weren’t supposed to fall in love. Now dark forces conspire to keep them apart, in this life and the next.
ancient Hawaii, after an auspicious encounter with a sea turtle, her
family guardian spirit animal, young princess Leilani unexpectedly falls
in love with Kanoa, a commoner. In spite of being forbidden from each
other, the young lovers believe they have the blessings of the gods. But
when dark forces intervene their relationship ends in tragedy. Ever
after, the naupaka flower, a symbol of their love, mourns Leilani and
Kanoa by growing with only half its petals.
Liz finds herself navigating a new life in Hawaii, the land of her
ancestors. Between making new friends and romantic pursuits, she learns
of the naupaka flower and its tragic love story. She has a strange
encounter with a sea turtle and then learns that the sea turtle is her
ancestors' guardian spirit animal. And then she finds herself intensely
drawn to a local man she’s never met before. Or has she? With persistent
feelings of deja vu and vivid dreams about what seems to be a prior
life, she wonders. But dark forces gather against Liz now, much as they
gathered against Leilani so long ago. Will Liz finally find the love
she’s always wanted, or will she -- like Leilani before her -- be caught
up in a tragedy as old as the naupaka story itself?
Blooming is a contemporary coming-of-age love story set on the beautiful
island of Oahu. If you like tropical settings, cultural exploration, a
little fantasy mixed in with a little romance and compelling stories
linking the past and present, then you’ll love this exotic novel from
J.L. Eck. Buy your copy today!
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