The Last Aloha
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About the Author
Gaellen Quinn has a master's degree in international and community development and a bachelor's degree in linguistics and Chinese. She was development director of the Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM), vice president of both Network Action Company and Central Technologies, Inc., and operations and marketing director for the California Wellness Plan. Her writing reflects her passion for diverse peoples, as well as for global themes that affect our personal, social, and spiritual lives. Gaellen Quinn has two daughters and lives in Moloka`i.
"Inspired by true events, The Last Aloha explores the deep recesses of Hawaii's history. It details the final days of the monarchy and the queen's struggle to save her throne. Quinn's extensive research through original 19th- and 20th-century documents, conversations with native Hawaiians, and visits to the original sites make her book thorough." -- Kira Taniguchi "Austin Woman Magazine"
"I was caught up in the drama and spectacle from the first. Quinn knows her history and is skilled at bringing it to the page. I highly recommend this novel, not just to those with an interest in the Hawaiian Islands, but to all who can appreciate a good yarn. Knowing that much of this one is true made it all the more compelling." -- Eileen Goudge, author of "Garden of Lies" and "Such Devoted Sisters" "Eileen Goudge"
"A riveting story of the glory of the Hawaiian kingdom, The Last Aloha is a top pick that should not be overlooked." -- Editor "The Midwest Book Review"