NASHVILLE—Robin Jones Gunn takes readers on a trip to Hawaii in her fiftieth novel, Under a Maui Moon (Howard Books, July 2010). Gunn is known for her adroit ability to take readers to destinations of escape, where her characters rediscover their hearts and reemerge with the strength to face the next season of their lives. Readers expect Gunn masterfully to recreate locations via the printed page, and she delivers in a big way with Under a Maui Moon.
Carissa and her husband, Richard, are going through all the readjustments of becoming empty nesters. When Richard starts to spend more time at his counseling office and his clients begin to show up at their home, Carissa suddenly feels as if her own house isn’t safe. Then, her boss tells her she has been let go, and suddenly her life has taken a drastically unexpected turn. So, when she is offered the key to a hideaway on Maui, it seems the opportune chance to get away and reformulate. Can time at the beach heal her wounded soul? Can she truly trust the one person she thought would never let her down?
The idea for Under a Maui Moon came to Gunn when she returned from a month-long stay there. From her thorough destination research to her beautiful use of language, Gunn’s writing always takes readers on a welcomed journey. In Under a Maui Moon, exuberant Gunn readers and new fans alike will love Carissa’s story, in which they will see reflections of their own lives. Under a Maui Moon is the story of a woman much like them, with spiritual, economic, and marital issues, who clings to her faith in the midst of those challenges.
Robin Jones Gunn is the author of seventy books with more than 4 million copies sold worldwide. Winner of three Christy Awards and a gold medallion award finalist, her novel, Sisterchicks® in Gondolas! won the Christy Award in 2008 for excellence in fiction. Discover more at www.robingunn.com.
Under a Maui Moon by Robin Jones Gunn
Howard Books | Fiction | Paperback
224 pages, 5-1/2” x 8-7/16”