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Amid the looming political crisis in Hawaii, Rafe Easton
faces one of the worst crisis he's ever known. As a man of
determination, independence, and masculine pursuits he
suddenly becomes blind and his world ends. Pride causes him
to abandon the upcoming marriage to Eden Derington and seek
medical care in San Francisco. Through an associate he
sends a letter to Eden telling her he left Honolulu to find
himself again. When he never hears from her again he
settles into the belief that he was right all along; a
helpless man is a bag of bricks around a woman's neck.
Parker Judson's niece, the beautiful Bernice "Bunny" Judson,
sees her opportunity and makes a play for the one man she's
always wanted, Rafe.
Hurt and angry that Rafe has walked out of her life, Eden
knows about his eyesight loss but she never received the
letter Rafe sent to her. In heartbreak she goes with her
father Dr. Jerome to Molokai to set up the clinic for
lepers. Eden hopes to pick up the shattered pieces of broken
plans and begin life anew. At last she is emotionally free
to close the door on the leper colony and allow her mother
to rest in peace in the presence of the Lord she had trusted.
Eden discovers that during the year she was on Kalawao, not
only did Rafe return to Honolulu, but he has rebuilt Hanalei
coffee plantation on the Big Island, and is again running
for a seat in the legislature. He is hard at work with the
other anti-Royalists to depose the Hawaiian queen and to
bring the Hawaiian Islands under the Stars and Stripes.
Rafe's blindness was only a temporary condition. Although
she's delighted for Rafe, she discovers that he has no
intention of reaching out to her again. While her lost love
affair with Rafe is as painful to her as ever, he is cool
and distant, avoiding her to the point of arrogance. Nor has
he been romantically idle. Cousin Candace sadly informs
Eden that Rafe is spending most of his time wtih Bernice
Judson, and that her husband Keno has heard Parker Judson
saying he is hoping for Rafe's future marriage to his niece.
Eden is both hurt and angry.
The clouds of political disaster have arrived overhead.
Eden must decide which side of the upcoming Revolution she
is going to support. Plus she must discover the painful
lessons God wants her to learn, and if she will ever find
healing for her bruised heart with or without a life that
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