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Maui Widow Waltz (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 340 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 9 in Islands of Aloha Mystery Series
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About the Author
- File Size : 485 KB
- Publication Date : January 11, 2014
- Print Length : 340 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B005FXZP9S
- Publisher : Lokelani Publishing; 1st Edition (January 11, 2014)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #472,637 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I like the Maui setting and the world's meanest woman--not bride who at first, is full of silly malapropisms. I like Pali the centerpiece character of the book who despite seeming to be smart is in great financial distress. The main focus of her life does not seem to be catching a man and she doesn't seem to have some terrible divorce story like most of these books which I find refreshing. She likes men, appreciates men, but she lives her life happy with her good friends and her eyes open.
This is a little bit of a murder mystery book with a couple of outrageous characters who need to be there to make life miserable for all the good people. I liked it and will probably, eventually, read more in this series while my mind is percolating on what really good (hopefully) book to read next.
After finishing, I immediately began reading book two.
The good: You can't beat Hawaii as a setting. Just sayin'. The hero is highly relatable (relate-able?)... unless you've got enough money to make ends meet, and then you could just get in her head and see what it feels like. And why is that?? Because - glory be! - JoAnn Bassett knows how to show you stuff, rather than take the easy way out by telling you. She also sticks to the point of view of her hero (which admittedly is pretty easy when using 1st person POV). And putting a special twist on the old trope of a vacuous, spoiled rich girl... magnifique!
The disappointing: supporting cast could be more three-dimensional. They're more than cardboard, but barely. They're like character sketches you do while outlining your novel. The best friend, Farrah, is fleshed out the most of the supporting cast. (No, that's not true. Pali's car is the most fleshed out of her supporting cast - it plays a key role in both books 1 and 2.) I am hoping that each subsequent book will feature another supporting cast member to give them all depth. The villainous Tank, however, is just a piece of tissue paper.
Buy it. I don't think you'll be disappointed in this one (unless you're going through a phase where you won't read 1st person books, like I went through a few years back). I was so impressed I jumped right into book 2!
I was looking for a light, quick read. I made it through a few chapters before I decided my time was worth more. There were so many errors and inconsistencies. How is it author's spew out a book & never seem to go back over it?
I wasn't a fan of the style or characters. If the story had been more engaging, I might've suffered through the errors. It just didn't work for me.
Top reviews from other countries
Whilst I admit I quite enjoyed reading the book and a couple of the characters were interesting, I have to say that overall it was a big disappointment and didn't leave me wanting to read any more in the series.
A great read - I'll definately be trying the next book in the Islands of Aloha series by this author.