Thursday, March 17, 2011

Christine Sunderland's Hana Lani

CHRISTINE SUNDERLAND has long been interested in the formation of cultural ideals in American society, and the role of history and tradition in the public square. In her visits to Hawaii she has appreciated the respect for faith and family she has found there, as well as the stunning natural world, both beautiful and dangerous.

A native Californian, Christine grew up in the Bay Area and received a B.A. in English Literature, cum laude from San Francisco State University. She has served in various roles in her local parish as well as the Anglican Province of Christ the King, and is currently Vice-President of the American Church Union.

Her writing journey included the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and the Maui Writers Retreat where she studied under novelist Jane Hamilton. She continues to travel (visit her blog), but loves being home with her husband and two amazing cats. Her extended family includes four grown sons, eight grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. (blog)
Readers can contact me at (my publisher)
I'm also on Facebook as Christine Thomas Sunderland, and Twitter as Chrisunderland.

Hana Lani

Only opening their hearts will keep them
from plunging into the dark abyss.

Old Nani-lei lives in Hana-lani, her family home in rural Hawaii. She looks after her grandson Henry, 52, and his daughter Lucy, 6, who have returned to Maui from Berkeley after the death of Maria, Henry's wife. Henry and Maria, both professors, had been working on A History of Ethics, and now the grieving Henry struggles to finish it.

City girl Meredith Campbell, 36, fast-paced, self-centered, and beautiful, believes her body will ensure her happiness. After losing her job and finding her lover unfaithful, she flies to Maui, sure he will follow…but her plane crashes near Hana-lani.

As their worlds collide in a natural world both beautiful and dangerous, Henry will be forced to act on his words, and Meredith will come face-to-face with her own life choices.

A poignant journey that unravels T.S. Eliot’s “permanent questions”— what is goodness, truth, and love?

Christine Sunderlnad Hana-lani Media Preview

You can purchase Hana Lani from Amazon.

Christine is giving away a copy of Hana Lani. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Meredith said...

Gorgeous cover! I wish I had something resembling that picture in my vacation plans!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

cjajsmommy said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

misskallie2000 said...

Love the cover. I love being around water as it calms me.
Would love to win Christine's book. Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the gorgeous cover! And the book it self sounds very captivating! Thanks for the chance to win.


Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com

Charlotte Kay said...

The cover is wonderful!
I'm sure that the writing within is even more so.
Thanks for the chance to win it!
Many Blessings and Smiles:)
Charlotte Kay
charlovesmark at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd really like to win this book!

lgm52 said...

Beautiful cover..I'd love to read this book.

windycindy said...

I love the Hana-lani Media
Thanks very much!

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