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Stranded in Hawaii after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Olive Galloway finds new friends, new life, and new love. Over 200 positive reviews on the individual books!
Porch Swing Girl
Stranded in Hawaii after the death of her mother, sixteen-year-old Olive Galloway is desperate to escape. She has to get back to Boston before her dad sells the family house. But plane tickets cost money—something Olive gravely lacks. With the help of Brander, the fussy youth group worship leader, and Jazz, a mysterious girl with a passion for all things Hawaiian, Olive lands a summer job at the Shave Ice Shack, determined to buy a plane ticket home before the end of the summer.
But when Jazz reveals a painful secret, Olive’s plans are challenged. Jazz needs money. A lot of it. Olive and Brander are determined to help their friend but, when their fundraising efforts are thwarted, Olive is caught in the middle. To help Jazz means giving up her ticket home. And time is running out.
Sand Castle Dreams
Returning to Maui after one of the most challenging summers of her life, sixteen-year-old Olive Galloway is ready for things to return to normal—or, at least, a new normal. But nothing is the same since they left for Boston a few months ago. Olive’s friend Jazz is hiding a secret—possibly something even worse than the cancer diagnosis she received earlier in the year. When their friend Brander suggests Jazz attends the church’s teen support group, Olive thinks it’s a great idea—until Jazz insists Olive join her.
While the group is the perfect place for Olive to share her struggles, she wants nothing to do with it. Instead, grief threatens to roll over her like the ocean waves, and tiny fibs turn into looming secrets. When a scruffy puppy and one viral video send another storm rolling into Olive’s life, she ends up face-to-face with her biggest fear. And the only way to make it out of the tempest is to go straight through.
Bare Foot Memories
With the New Year upon her, Olive Galloway is determined to put the past behind her and uncover the new future waiting for her in her island home. However, her best friend Jazz seems dangerously close to giving up on her alcoholic mom—as well as her own dreams. Olive helps Jazz regain her confidence to enter a high-stakes race, but there’s still trouble on the horizon. Brander is due to come home from his mainland music tour on the mainland, but he’s holding tight to a secret that could change their friendship forever.
Promise Me Aloha
Olive Galloway always knew that Brander Delacroix wasn’t going to date until he found the girl he wanted to marry, and she’s still marveling over the fact that he decided to date her. But he did, which means it isn’t much of a surprise when he drops down on one knee in the sand the year after Olive graduates from college. What does come as a surprise is the sudden realization that she’ll no longer be Olive Galloway living at home with Grams and Macie. She’ll be Olive Delacroix, building a new life in Hawaii with one of her very best friends.
With that understanding, however, comes a tidal wave of pressure. Between bothersome soon-to-be in-laws, over-the-top wedding preparations, and a trio of explosive family secrets, Olive wonders if she’ll be able to make it down the aisle with all of her hair intact. She’s thankful for Jazz, her best friend, who supports her through it all, but she can’t help wondering why Jazz hasn’t found a happily ever after of her own.
As the wedding day draws near and one final devastating secret comes to light, Olive’s perfect world comes dangerously close to spinning off its axis. It will take plenty of faith and prayer (and no small amount of shaved ice) to set things right before the wedding bells begin to ring and she promises Brander her aloha . . . forever.