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Pele's Tears Hardcover – August 10, 2011
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Any book with a celibate wild rooster named The Colonel has got to be good, and this one is. The lush surroundings, attractive leading characters, and distinctive secondary cast add to the book's inventiveness. --RT Book Reviews, Donna M. Brown
An interesting mix of Hawaiian folklore, romance, and suspense makes Sharon K. Garner's newest romantic suspense novel, Pele's Tears, an appealing read. --thegenreview.com, Laura Hartman
From the Back Cover
Pele's Tears is a contemporary romantic suspense that takes place in a lush Hawaiian setting full of flowers, myth, and lore. It's populated by unique characters, including a nervous ornithologist, a former bad-boy boyfriend who's now a librarian, an amorous Australian surfer, a sullen motorcycle-riding flower harvester, and a celibate wild rooster named The Colonel.
"...combines the best of suspense and romance...Garner's skillful and knowledgeable look at the Hawaiian setting and culture enriches the story..." Martha Johnson/Marta Perry, Berkley and HQN
"A sexy hero, a take-charge heroine in a lush tropical setting!...Garner's knowledge of Hawaii sparkles in this terrific romantic suspense." Susan Meier, HQN Romances
"...Garner's latest is ideal relaxing reading." Nancy Martin, Signet & Minotaur
Top Customer Reviews
However, as they return back to the islands, someone targets them apparently because the culprit believes the pair has the Pele's Tears; jewels that both assume were myths told by her godmother and his grandmother. As the pair begins to fall in love as adults, they search for the jewels as her godmother's journal leaves clues that has both changing their minds about the gems. They hope their quest ends the threats to lives.
Pele's Tears is an engaging Hawaiian second chance at love romantic suspense in which his late brother comes between the lead couple as it has since Dom died. Although the final confrontation leaves readers wondering about the prime villain needing professional help with a no harm no foul (no culpa) attitude, fans will enjoy the hunting and stalking of Pele's Tears.