The best thing about Brennert’s writing is you get totally caught up in his fictive world, almost unaware that you are learning so much history while you are captive to the story. I read Michener’s Hawaii thirty years ago, and I remember being floored by the historical richness, but you get the same thing with Brennert’s books on Hawaii in a quicker read and with more memorable characters. I highly recommend both.
And now, the book that wants to be written is teasing me to come have at it. Better go while the muse is in a friendly mood. Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.