It's no surprise that Candace is dreading returning to her "real" life. When her recent days have been filled with the sun's caress and the smell of plumeria, it is impossible to imagine she could leave that magic behind. Especially when the life waiting for her holds nothing nearly as exciting as Adrian, the server who works at Waikiki's beachside icon, Tiwaka's Tiki Bar & Grill.But, it's not just the promise of romance that is making the thought of leaving painful. There is something peculiar and wonderful about the island. Candace feels it all around her and especially when she meets Bucky, an older man on the verge of homelessness who seems to recognize her, and a woman crying on the beach to whom she's oddly drawn. With Adrian and Bucky's help, Candace discovers the truth of why she feels so at home on the island, but, most importantly, she learns that love has no boundaries... not even those of time.
had only painted for a lover, long since passed. Untouched canvas
had called to him every morning, waiting out his grief.
sunrises had tried to convince him to come back, many bright moons
had worked diligently on his imagination. He would always
acknowledge their supplications, and always found a distraction
somewhere else. Until recently.
returned to his small wooden stool. The brushes stood tall and
ready. His oils sat patiently on the palette awaiting his command,
though still silently suggesting their placements.
his work had recently caught the attention of the village, and the
neighboring towns. Art students flocked to his easel to watch him
work. Young women brought him pastries, and smiling older women
bumped up against him in the marketplace. Jealous men stared at him
as if he were some kind of thief.