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The Bones of the Kuhina Nui

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For generations on The Big Island of Hawai'i a family has guarded the secret hiding place of the bones of the Kuhina Nui, the favorite wife of King Kamehameha. But now jealousy and envy couple with greed to produce murder. The family is torn apart and may never be whole again.
Paperback, 183 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Lulu.Com
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Michael
Jan 16, 2010 Michael rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Hawaii fiction lovers.
This book began with a short newspaper article that I read. I didn't know at the time that this would become the touchstone for a whole series of books. I still love this story dearly, and I still appreciate the aloha-spirit that Cindy Conklin showed in allowing me to use her artwork for the cover.
Shawn Davis
Mar 16, 2012 Shawn Davis rated it really liked it
When the guardian of the bones of the Kuhina Nui believes she needs to pass on her responsibilities to one of her female descendants, she calls a meeting of her five children and their families to discuss the issue.

Three of the five have moved to the mainland and haven't been back to the island they grew up on since the death of their father. One of the siblings has built a successful, if stressful, career managing one of the island's largest hotels. And one of the siblings has let her desperat
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Lise Quinn
Nov 01, 2012 Lise Quinn rated it liked it
I picked up this book while I was pining away for Hawaii. I am glad I did. I am fascinated with the ancient Hawaiian culture as well and the modern day. Having been to Hawaii many times, it was easy to 'see' the story, to recognize facets of the islands.
The author does a good job of creating a mystery, actually a few, to be solved. He brings the Pono family alive, their rich history of service to the royal family, their own individual insecurities and pressures.
I love the opening with the thef
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Lee
Aug 22, 2012 Lee rated it really liked it
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Was a good quick read. Not as deep as I expected, still a quirky mystery with great characterizations and wonderful descriptions.
Jtomasi1947
Fun read….Hawaiian History, since I have been to Hawaii fun to visualize setting based on experience.
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