April 5, 2013


After being away for three years and graduating nursing school, Alana Vilo finally returns home to Samoa and knows nothing will ever be the same. Consumed with grief from the loss of her father, she buries herself in her work and the obligations that come with a large family. 

While her colleagues anticipate the arrival of a mysterious benefactor, Alana remains unimpressed, until she meets him. Chase Malek is not at all what she expects of the philanthropist that has donated so much to help her island’s hospital. Young, handsome, and strangely knowledgeable of their local customs, Alana realizes there's much more to Chase than meets the eye. After a traumatic experience with one of her patients, her suspicions are confirmed. 

Alana starts to resurface as she attempts to uncover all of Chase's secrets. As she starts to put the pieces together, she learns more about herself, and the walls she put up after her father's death slowly start to crumble. But now that she's opened her heart and let Chase in, will he even be able to stay? Or will his greatest secret of all keep them apart?

I was born and raised in Samoa, moved to New Zealand for university, and am now living in Israel with my husband and two daughters. 

My ideal place to read would be in a hammock surrounded by nature. Until then I'll just have to tune out the toy-strewn house and piles of laundry.

Watermelon, Asian food, and uplifting/angst ridden novels make me happy. I've attempted to write one that encapsulates everything I love to read about: a love story and one woman's personal journey.

1 comment:

  1. This does sounds good. Thanks for sharing it and for the giveaway.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever