The Hawaiian word of the day is:
pahu hau - refrigerator.
My pahu hau is near empty after our holiday guests have come and gone. I found one plum for my breakfast, which was a coincidence as I just received Ellen Marie Wiseman's THE PLUM TREE:
Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job--and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive--and finally, to speak out.
Set against the backdrop of the German homefront, this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve, of the inhumanity of war, and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake.
I am giving away a print copy of THE PLUM TREE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about your favorite fruit - plums? pineapple? kiwi?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, January 12, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 13.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Ellen Marie Wiseman and her books, check out her website at ellenmariewiseman.com.