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Mistress of Paradise (Hawaii #2)

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Hawaii in the 1890s: a land ruled by a princess struggling to remain independent from the United States. It was here on the sprawling ranch called "Palekaiko," or Paradise, that Lani Tucker grew up, an exquisite free-spirit, her half-island descent evident in her luminous skin, her half-American heritage in her amethyst eyes.

At her first glance of the wealthy Keith Stewart
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Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published October 31st 1988 by Fawcett
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Before I get into the actual review of this book, I present my case for why you should never ever judge a book by its cover, let alone the description written by the idjit publishers. By looking at the cover one might assume that it's a sexed up romance, perhaps with hot sex on the beach? Wrong - while there is a strong romantic element and there are sex scenes (fairly tame), there is no sex on the beach. Not once.

Now let's look at the book description on the back:

"At her first glance of the wea
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Marcella Thum, an award-winning author and librarian, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) of lymphoma at St. Mary's Health Center. She was 77 and lived in Affton.
Miss Thum wrote more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, on various subjects.


For her first book, "The Mystery at Crane's Landing," she received an Edgar Award for best juvenile work from the Mystery Writers of America in 1965.

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