Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen

This week, I read the last chapters of “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure” by Julia Flynn Siler.   It has been well over a century since Queen Lili’uokalani was disposed, imprisoned and discredited, but her memory lives on in the hearts of her people.   Her life was markedContinue reading “Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen”

Lost Kingdom: January 17, 1893

Biographies have always been my first choice in reading. Sometimes I choose a person from the past; other times it is about someone who lives in our timeline. In many ways, biographies are similar to novels in that they tell a story. The major difference with non-fiction is that we know how events unfold and,Continue reading “Lost Kingdom: January 17, 1893”

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen

“She walked down the palace steps toward a horse-drawn carriage.  Four footmen in white knee breeches carried the train of her lavender silk gown.  She was fifty-four years old and strands of silver ran through her black hair.  Despite her many sorrows, Hawaii’s queen walked with dignity.  On that January day in 1893, she wasContinue reading “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen”