Kaua’i Me A River by JOANN BASSETT

Kaua’i Me A River It’s her thirty-fifth birthday, but Maui wedding planner Pali Moon is doing her best to ignore it. But then she receives a letter from a lawyer in Hanalei, Kaua'i, requesting her presence at a meeting to discuss an ‘urgent family matter.’ The letter brings Pali’s Kaua'i past rushing back—her birth at a hippie enclave on the North Shore in the 1970’s; her father deserting the family never to be heard from again; and, worst of all, her mother’s tragic death when Pali was only five. What could a Hanalei lawyer possibly have to say that would be worth dredging that up again? But curiosity and devotion to her mother’s memory win out and Pali heads to Kaua'i. What she discovers on The Garden Island not only rewrites her history but also alters her future.