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Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen Coloma
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Dec 29, 2011

really liked it

What a fun spin on Romeo and Juliet! Meet the Monrovie’s and the Khalini’s. Their grandfathers have been feuding for years, over land, and over a woman. Kate and Caleb know they’re not supposed to like each other, and they sure try not to, but sometimes you just can’t help the one you love.

This really was a cute story. I really enjoyed the romance between Kate and Caleb. It was sweet, innocent, and with a touch of forbidden, I couldn’t resist. I also appreciated the cleanness this book held. There was no swearing, to threat of sex happening anywhere in it, and religion is actually a fairly big part of the book. It was just a nice, light read.

The setting kept throwing me just a bit, and that is my one complaint about the book. The mix of Hawaiian culture while being set in Oregon was a little weird for me, I just had a hard time grasping it. But I did appreciate the author’s ability to balance the contrast of Hawaiian families and the setting of the Pacific Northwest.

4 out of 5 stars.

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