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- Book 1 of 4 in The Telesa Series (4 Book Series)
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I think I fell in love with Leila and Daniels love as much as they fell in love with each other lol as corny and silly as that sounds ... Congratulations Lani you are truly a wonderful Samoan writer ... You make Samoa proud and make other Samoans proud to be Samoan just cause your writing its obvious the love you have with your culture and with your island and its people Mostly you just made Samoa sound so desireable and delicious I didnt think that was possible lol... GOod for you Lani and keep up the good work. Cant wait for March 2012 ... Hoping secretly someone with a creative and brilliant mind will put this to a movie cause I think "Watch out Twilight" !!! lol !!! WELL DONE LANI !!! Lome from Melbourne Australia !!! (newest adoring fan)
PS. I think I found the best Christmas present for all my girlfriends !!!!
The main character, Leila, was great, prickly and very likable despite her owly behaviour as her driving force is to find a place where she fits, where she can call home. The love story between Leila and Daniel is sweet and very believable (though there are times that if I were Daniel I would have socked her one right in the nose!) and the relationship Leila has with her mother Nafanua is so well done.
I give this book a solid 4.5 stars, only docking a little because I found that the first portion of the book was a bit slow for my taste, though I do understand the need to build a foundation for a story, it still took a bit too long to grab me. But once it did! Wow, could not put it down!!
Very much looking forward to the sequel in march of 2012 and highly recommend this book.
I realize the author intends to set up a draw to purchase the next book, but I was not happy with how the ending was handled. Yes, there were some major occurrences (I do not post spoilers) that took care of some things, but there were entirely too many loose ends, and unresolved issues at the end of the book. For as much time as I had invested in reading it, I did not expect the ending to be cut as if Leila had chopped it off with her machete.
Another comment is on the excerpt from "When Water Burns". The same careful editing was not applied on this sample, with many typos. Things like "Daniels truck" when it should be a possessive "Daniel's truck". But the one that stopped my reading like a speed bump over and over again was the lack of a space after a period.It can be very distracting. But I will venture this still needs the editor and proofreader's touch before it is published.
I didn't intend this to sound like a negative review, because I still rated it as a 4. If the ending hadn't been so abrupt, the rating would have been a 5. Many others have sung praises of the book, and they are mostly correct - a well written, captivating book that I would recommend.
Daniel is a very special young man that is perfect for an even more special young woman. Leila and Daniel are what is a perfect depiction of fate in progress. No matter what happens around or between them, they are there for one another in a very touching tale of Tesela.
Looking very forward to the next in the series!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book wise I wasn't in love with Telesa: The Covenant Keeper, the Samoan Twilight is an accurate depiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I'm sink love with your book ; amazing stories . Can't wait to read the Reston the series 😊👌🏼 simply amazing ❤️Published 3 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. I found it hard to put down and enjoyed it right to the end.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Read at least 3 times now, excited to now read the sequel. Have also got my friends into reading the series!Published 5 months ago by S Smith
Telesa started slow for me as I adapted to the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar world, feeling the disorientation of the heroine leaving her familiar urban life behind. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cruelest Month
Good book. Definitely for the younger generation of teens without much techno knowledge and dependence. Morals are part of the issue here but love seems to trump all.Published 7 months ago by Mary Sue Newson
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