New releases from Hawaii authors
"Blood Moon Over Britain"
By Morag McKendrick Pippin
(Dorchester Publishing, $14.95)
The author lives in Hawaii Kai but sets her romance thrillers overseas. This is her sequel to "Blood Moon Over Bengal," this time following the hate-love relationship of Cecily Winterbourne and Alistair Fielding, "dashing war hero of Dunkirk."
The tale of lust and love plays out against a dangerous spy game involving a World War II secret that could get the lovely Cecily killed.
"Mixed Plate and Noodles"
By Toby Swanson
(Main Menu Press)
Vietnam veteran Phillip Wiseman makes his way from the Midwest to Hawaii in search of a place to belong. He finds himself the central character among a band of misfits who make their way in society through means both legitimate and not so legitimate.
His story unravels in a series of twists and turns as his step-daughter tries to make sense of things after she learns he has died in an accident.
"Funny Money Folds for Kids"
By Jodi Fukumoto
(Island Heritage, $8.99)
This colorful craft book presents some cute ideas for playing with dollar bills. The instructions are well diagrammed, but some experience with origami is necessary to pull off the designs.
They will appeal to kids, but only older and more dexterous children will be able to pull off the folds without help.
"The Guide to Making Ribbon Lei"
By Mellie Enos
(Island Heritage, $9.99)
The author has been teaching this craft for five years. Her book is full of clear, colorful photographs that walk lei-makers through two dozen beautiful and intricate designs.
A guide to supplies and the various types of ribbons available helps beginners get started on the hobby.