What happens when a wealthy and famous movie star couple adopt a poor Hawaiian girl? This is the theme of “Hānai,” Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” retold in contemporary Hawai`i. Will Malia, a poverty stricken girl from Makaha, be able to win acceptance from the upper class Strong family? As thing go from bad to worse, Malia has no choice but to find her own path to love and happiness. Hānai is not just a contemporary romance; it is a deep reflection on racial and class divides.
Courting Jane is a time-travel romance set in modern Honolulu and Regency England. Join Jonathan Kinsey as he crosses two oceans and two centuries in a desperate quest for the love of his life, none other than the incomparable Jane Austen. From the alleys of Honolulu’s Chinatown to the beaches and cliffs of Sidmouth, Courting Jane takes you on an unforgettable journey of the heart and mind.
* Why is Elizabeth suspicious about Mr. Darcy’s seemingly innocent interest in draughts?
* Can a nerdy grad student and a beautiful FBI lab tech solve a series of brutal murders?
* What really happened in Lindyville, Iowa, at the turn of the 20th century?
* Can Old Ned make a comeback against the city slicker?
— and many more stories, sure to entertain and delight both the checker fan and the literary buff.