Moon Over Maalaea Bay


Title:  Moon Over Maalaea Bay (Pure Genius Series #3)

Author:  H. L. Wegley

Pages:  240

Year:  2014

Publisher:  Harbourlight


Yes!  The couple waiting for their courtship to end, now has gotten married, arrive at their honeymoon destination and while waiting for their hotel room to be ready step out for coffee and then…Jennifer is kidnapped.  Now he must call Jenn’s grandpa and their soon to be adopted daughter with news he cannot bear to speak; Jennifer is gone!

When God brings Katie and Grandpa to the islands to help Lee locate Jennifer, Katie learns the difference between revenge and loving her former captor.  Lee is beside himself as all the stops are pulled by the government agencies to help rescue Jennifer, but how much help are they really?  Plus it is some people bent on revenge for what Jennifer did to break up their ring of stealing young girls and then selling them into slavery.  Now the Iranians want her too and up the ante, bringing greater risk to Jennifer’s life along with the men who lost money from Katie’s failed sale into slavery months before who decides to capture her again!

The previous books in the series, Hide and Seek and On the Pineapple Express, which begin the story now crescendos in the third installment, Moon over Maalaea Bay.  Lots of themes are brought to the forefront like girls sold into slavery, trusting God when life goes south, and risking everything for those you love.  However, H. L. Wegley also shows through the book’s characters the many different scenarios in which the hope of Jesus can be shared.

Simply written with knowledge of the current events plus climatic and daring risks to save loved ones brings the audience into a story that rivals other suspense books!  The raw emotions displayed in the book show how anyone can be pushed to the point of having to choose to do well rather than repay evil.  Lee and Jennifer have waited for this time alone for the beauty of the honeymoon time only to see it postponed by revenge from evil men.  Wegley holds nothing back in his writing style that causes us to be aware of topics that should be addressed as many young girls’ lives are at stake!  Plus it isn’t just for the life on earth, but the more important one of eternity with God or eternal separation from God.

There is much more to the novels than I shared so as to preserve your taking the journey to discover these awesome tales!  For avid readers, these books are a must to read and a book club’s dream to share with others!

My rating is 5 stars.

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