When I first heard of the opportunity to review “Spoils of Eden” by Linda Lee Chaikin, I was intrigued and eagerly anticipated the book’s arrival.
This unique piece of historical fiction is set in Hawaii in the late 1800’s and one of the main topics covered in this book is the leper colony on the island of Molokai. My knowledge of Hawaii and leprosy was extremely limited at the start of this novel, but the author provided excellent historical background for the characters to play out their story.
Eden is driven by her passion to work alongside her father and Rafe patiently waits for his love, but for how long, as the author weaves this compelling story through it’s many twists and turns.
I was just a wee bit frustrated by the ending, but only because this is, “The Dawn of Hawaii Series,” and the story is not over. I need to know how the story ties everything together so I will be purchasing the rest of the books in the series as it becomes available.
Download and read the first chapter, but you might need to run out and purchase the book once you get started.