The 'Ohana Tree ('Ohana, #1)

The Ohana Tree Ohana The first book in the Ohana Series by Rebecca Addison On a small island in Hawaii twenty eight year old Kai is contemplating his life He s a talented singer songwriter stuck playing other people s m

  • Title: The 'Ohana Tree ('Ohana, #1)
  • Author: Rebecca Addison
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 169
  • Format: ebook
  • The first book in the Ohana Series by Rebecca Addison.On a small island in Hawaii, twenty eight year old Kai is contemplating his life He s a talented singer songwriter, stuck playing other people s music for tourists at the local bar With his own songs and with that voice, he has the potential to be the next big thing But as much as he lives and breathes to play musicThe first book in the Ohana Series by Rebecca Addison.On a small island in Hawaii, twenty eight year old Kai is contemplating his life He s a talented singer songwriter, stuck playing other people s music for tourists at the local bar With his own songs and with that voice, he has the potential to be the next big thing But as much as he lives and breathes to play music, Kai knows he will never leave the island to pursue his dream On an old bus rumbling along a winding road, a girl named Tessa looks out the window She sees frog green plants clinging to the side of sheer cliffs, snatches of a bright blue sea She s come to Hawaii to reconnect with the only person who really knows her And to escape She s a winged seed on the breeze, never settling long enough to grow and put down roots In her second novel, Rebecca Addison tells a soul stirring story about family loyalty, love and loss, long held secrets and the chance for new beginnings.

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    1. 3.5 out of 5 stars!I would like to thank the New Adult Book Club Read It and Review It group and the author Rebecca Addison for sending me a copy of The Ohana Tree for review. I feel quite conflicted about this one. For starters, I thought that the plotline was interesting and the descriptions of life in Hawaii were brilliant at capturing the portrayal throughout but I felt there was something missing that stopped me from completely enjoying it. At first, the story was difficult to get into, but [...]

    2. Note: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ‘Ohana is an idea in Hawaiian culture. The word ʻohana means family in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one's closer relatives, but also one's homeland, cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbors.After reading and enjoying Rebecca Addison’s marvelous debut novel, Still Waters, I was really anxious for the release of her latest book that begins a [...]

    3. I was given a copy of this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The 'Ohana Tree**part 1 of 3 novels. First of all I want to shout out to the author. I read an advanced copy of Still Waters as well and her writing is simply inspiring. She writes as though she has been doing this for years. I read authors who are on the best seller lists and they will never achieve such a level of writing. Your voice will go out into the world and inspire and teach many. As for the book itself. First t [...]

    4. 4.5 stars."Sometimes what you want isn't what you need." When Tessa steps into Kai's life, neither of them know what they need or want. Both have their own version of a troubled upbringing, both have fractures running through their concept of family, and both desire freedom, but is freedom ever truly possible?This book isn't merely another case of love curing all ills.The characters are interesting, real and vibrant - their complexities bring them alive. This is particularly skillful, as the sto [...]

    5. Rebecca Addison wrote the most perfect story. With just the right amount of love and heart break, The Ohana Tree has easily made it's way into my top favorite books. The Ohana Tree is about a young man torn between family, responsibility, passion, and love. The main character, Kai, will teach you about family and how family should care for one another and make sacrifices for one another. Kai is content with his living situation and routine until he meets Tessa. Kai is unaware that she will chang [...]

    6. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.This is a story of love, strength and forgiveness all wrapped up in family and finally letting go of the baggage holding you back.I love books when the going gets tough the tough stick it the hell out and this book didn't disappoint; it may have even made my eyes leak a couple of times.This book takes place in laid back Hawaii and there is a calming, laid back pace to it which encompasses the setting even during the hard and emotional parts, b [...]

    7. I won this book as a give away. I'm so glad I did. It turned out to be the perfect summer read. It's a beautiful honest story. I was first drawn to it by the importance music played in the story and the lives of the two characters. But the story itself is so much more than that and pulled me in. This book is full of characters that I've come to love, care about, and feel invested in. I would suggest this book for anyone looking for a good beach read, a good summer book, and a good, believable l [...]

    8. I received an ARC for this book from the author. This is the second book from this author and I have to say it's a big improvement from her debut. The writing in this one is a lot better.This is a story about boy meets girl, girl meets family. Kai is the storyteller in this book. Tessa is the free spirit who has just stopped in to see a long-time friend, and she wasn't counting on meeting Kai a fellow musician and his family. She wasn't counting on uncovering a secret or two either. There are a [...]

    9. The 'Ohana Tree is now live for download on all major retailers. This story is very close to my heart and I'm so excited to share it with you. I'd love to chat with you and answer your questions so don't be shy! Thanks so much for your support and don't forget to enter the giveaways I'm running - one here on ending May 10 and a Swag Bag giveaway on my blog ending May 20.The paperback version will be coming very soon.Happy reading!

    10. Crosspost: TheReadingBelleI was kindly provided the arc by the author for my honest opinion. One of my new years resolution was to read more indie authors, and luckily this book fits the criteria. I’m trying to read different genres, instead of sticking with the same old genre.The ‘Ohana Tree begins with Kai, an inspiring musician that constantly puts his family’s needs above his own. Kai’s father and brother rely on him on just about everything. Kai dreams of leaving the island and purs [...]

    11. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.To be honest, I really can’t pinpoint what rubs me off the wrong way about this book, but something really does. Don’t get me wrong, though. For the record, the book is good, but somehow, there are just some things that hinder this one from leaving a lasting impression on me.For me, the strongest point of this book is the writing. I commend the vivid descriptions, which make you feel like you’re really in Hawaii. Despite not understanding [...]

    12. I was gifted a copy of this book by its author in exchange for an honest review. That fact doesn't change my opinion at all. Actual rating: 4 stars.The Ohana Tree is the story of Kai, a native Hawaiian who does whatever he needs to do to help out his family. In doing that, he sacrifices his own happiness all along the way.Kai loves music, but has never gotten around to making his own. He's been offered record deals before, but along with those deals, comes leaving his family… Which he's not pr [...]

    13. ***I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*** This is the second book I've read by Rebecca Addison -Still Waters was the first - , and I think I like this one much better! Still Waters stressed me out in places an lagged in others, and I feel like the pacing and plot in this story were more to my liking! This is a simply complicated story (see what I did there?) about Kai and Tessa and their relationship as it develops on an island in Hawaii. [...]

    14. I was so excited to get my hands on this book because I was such a huge fan of Rebecca's first book, Still Waters. If you haven't read it yet, go get it now!It's so hard to put into words how much I loved this story. It's a story of loss, love, hope, responsibility, and most importantly, family. It's so beautifully written that I could picture all of the scenery of the island, especially the fruit trees that Kai and Tessa take walks in at Kai's family house. At first, I felt like Kai and Tessa w [...]

    15. The 'Ohana Tree is a story set in beautiful, lush Hawaii. Our protagonist is Kai, a native who has lived with his family on the mango orchard his whole life. He's a musician by night but is the kind of laid-back local that drive the tourists crazy. Enter Tessa, your atypical "visitor" who isn't much interested in more than survival and definitely not looking for love. However, Kai and Tessa hit it off and realize they have a lot in common—which upsets both of their plans, as Tessa doesn't stay [...]

    16. I was super stoked to receive an ARC copy of Rebecca Addison's new novel 'The 'Ohana Tree' after falling in love with Rebecca Addison's beautifully crafted characters in her Debut novel 'Still Waters'. The 'Ohana Tree does not disappoint, from the first chapter I was hooked. It was crafted with eloquence and depth of character, and in her unique style, Rebecca gives you an inside view of a character's world, one that you have to continue exploring. The plot is layered and she masterfully deliver [...]

    17. I was lucky to receive an ARC of The 'Ohana Tree by Rebecca Addison.This is the second book of Rebecca's that I have read and whilst I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as her first book "Still Waters" it was still a good read. I could really picture the beauty of Hawaii, and in particular the plantation that the main character Kai lives on. Imagery is really the authors strong point. She really made me feel like I was there.Likeable characters, but perhaps there were just so many issues going [...]

    18. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, loved it. As with Rebecca's first book, Still Waters, I found myself thinking about the characters in my day to day life. I even carried on reading when my husband had long turned his light out. Rebecca has the skill of developing characters who become larger than life and transporting the reader to where the books setting, in this case Hawaii. I really did enjoy this book and loved that it was told from the perspective of the main m [...]

    19. I really looked forward to reading this book after reading Still Waters. The first page had me tied to the book, I knew I wanted to know more about these characters but it wasn't until the second half that I couldn't put it down. Rebecca Addison writes in such a way that you feel you know the characters, and are connected to them and their homes. The characters desire freedom, and I found myself urging them towards it. Kai was a strong and favourite character and I look forward to reading about [...]

    20. I couldn't wait to start reading this book as an ARC after having read the authors first book, Still Waters. Once again, Addison manages to create characters you want to get to know, ones that you don't want to say goodbye to. Her writing is evocative and I felt like I knew the island and the orchard as places I had visited. It was easy to immerse myself in this book about love, loss and finding and I cannot wait to find out where life leads the characters in the sequel.

    21. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.This isn't your typical "palm trees swaying in the breeze, cute Hawaiian boy meets girl on holiday" romance. This is so much more - deeper, intense and beautifully evocative of an island that isn't all pina coladas and surfing. Rebecca paints a vivid and believable indigenous family history, a mysteriously complicated heroine and a flawed and conflicted romance that will leave you wondering - where to next? Highly recommended.

    22. This is a well written book. It made me feel like I knew these people. It made my laugh and brought tears to my eyes. When I reached the end I wasn't happy, I wanted more.

    23. Definitely a tear jerker. Didn't want to like it, but I did. Even though I despise the ending, it isn't because it was poorly done. I just hate how heart wrenching it was. :(

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