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Mai Tai Butterfly (Escape to Maui #1) [Kindle Edition]

JoAnn Bassett

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In this "coming of age in middle age" love story, forty-something Nola Stevens slices open the afternoon mail and rips apart her secure, but tedious, life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father’s house to her husband’s house, never pausing long enough to acquaint herself with the woman she saw in the mirror every day. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband has moved on, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia’s sofa bed until further notice. When Malia is summoned home to Maui for her father’s seventy-fifth birthday, she persuades Nola to come along. Hawaii astounds her—non-stop sunshine, aloha spirit, and a half-naked sculptor who challenges her see it all, do it all, and love it all. “Mai Tai Butterfly” is a three-fold love story: love of a place, love of a man, and the love of 'living aloha' that makes Hawaii the best place on Earth to start over.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 426 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Lokelani Publishing; 2 edition (Jan. 13 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042X99RG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN ROMANCE! June 18 2012
By Kass - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story grabbed me from the beginning, perhaps because I am a fifty-something woman. The protagonist is living a middle-aged woman's worst nightmare-she discovers her husband is having an affair. Her best friend whisks her away from it all, to the friend's family home in Hawaii. As Nola gets caught up in the trials and tribulations of her friend's family, she finds healing and a whole lot more.

I love stories that tell us about ordinary people (like myself) who find their own unique strengths when they are challenged by life events. JoAnn Bassett does a great job in this book and the reader gets the added bonus of glimpses into the culture of native Hawaiians. I found myself, for days after finishing the book, wondering what the characters were doing. To me this is a sign of a great book, when the characters have become that real for me.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book, took me back to Hawaii !!! June 4 2012
By lynn H - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is really FUN. I keep it in our Hawaii condo for guests to read and get many great compliments on it. Everyone that reads it enjoys it a great deal.

I cant wait to read the next series. Thanks for taking me back to the place I love most. Your writing does just that.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous story! I loved it! April 26 2012
By Dafna Yee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had a very good time reading Mai Tai Butterfly and enjoyed it thoroughly. I have never been to Maui (or Seattle either, for that matter), but the imagery in this story was so vivid and realistic that I felt like if I were placed there right now, I would only need a direction or two to find my way around. (i especially liked the descriptions of the sunrises and sunsets.) All the characters seemed like real people with clearly defined personalities which were three-dimensional and well fleshed out. Nola (or Noelani) is a very sweet person and Aiden is positively scrumptious. The dialogue was wonderful as well as authentic. (I don't usually like foreign words interspersed in English sentences, but not only was this done very well, there is a glossary at the end of the book.) The story was very well-written with a smooth, flowing style and the editing was well done with only a few minor mistakes.I really liked how the plot unfolded and I absolutely loved the ending. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a really good love story with some great twists and turns.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maui Dreaming Oct. 28 2008
By D. Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What a fun read! For those of you who have visited Maui, it brings back pleasant memories, and for those who haven't been there, makes you long to visit. The story line is believable and captivating. A great read for the weekend, rainy days, or for those fortunate enough, a day at the beach.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it July 31 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed reading Mai Tai Butterfly. The characters were well formed and believable, the setting was beautiful (and well described). The story was entertaining. I laughed and I cried. What more could you ask for?

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