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In Pursuit of Love, Spirituality and Happiness

In Pursuit of Love, Spirituality and Happiness

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The globalization of the cultures and religions of India and the United States, combined with the spirituality of Hawaii, creates a universally enriching experience in the moving novel In pursuit of love, spirituality and happiness. Jonathan, a handsome young American man born in a very rich, powerful, political, glamorous and conglomerate family who was tormented by his father’s corrupt nature and ethical quandary in business had to choose between his quests of love for Oliana, a full-blooded Hawaiian beauty who evokes all the images that he‘s constructed about ancient Hawaii and whose sculptured face etched forever in his memory, and his loyalty to his parents. The choice that took him across and beyond, the choice that made him to do ultimate sacrifice, brought him the happiness in his life. The story conveys the message in the light of current events that even though he had plenty of money, status in the society he was never happy; happiness came to him through true love, sacrifice and his ethical conviction and spiritualism.
The novel captures the essence of true love between two people, their conflicts and astonishing & amazing romances and the relentless pull of day to day problem living in a corrupt situation and facing the reality. Jonathan from USA and Oliana from Hawaii came from very opposite backgrounds but they seek deeper meaning of life and happiness through love and spiritualism as their basic fulfillment.
The globalization of the cultures and religions of India and the United States, combined with the spirituality of Hawaii, creates a universally enriching experience in the moving novel In pursuit of love, spirituality and happiness. Jonathan, a handsome young American man born in a very rich, powerful, political, glamorous and conglomerate family who was tormented by his father’s corrupt nature and ethical quandary in business had to choose between his quests of love for Oliana, a full-blooded Hawaiian beauty who evokes all the images that he‘s constructed about ancient Hawaii and whose sculptured face etched forever in his memory, and his loyalty to his parents. The choice that took him across and beyond, the choice that made him to do ultimate sacrifice, brought him the happiness in his life. The story conveys the message in the light of current events that even though he had plenty of money, status in the society he was never happy; happiness came to him through true love, sacrifice and his ethical conviction and spiritualism.
The novel captures the essence of true love between two people, their conflicts and astonishing & amazing romances and the relentless pull of day to day problem living in a corrupt situation and facing the reality. Jonathan from USA and Oliana from Hawaii came from very opposite backgrounds but they seek deeper meaning of life and happiness through love and spiritualism as their basic fulfillment.

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Publish date: Jul 22, 2009
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Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781440139901
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I'm not quite sure why this book took me so long to read. Maybe because I had such a different view of what "In Pursuit..." was going to be. To be honest, "In Pursuit..." is a real, true story. I kow we all throw that word around quite liberally, but for the first time, in a long time, I actual read the story, and really enjoyed the depth of the characters, Oliana and Jonathan. Their love story seems troubled, and the external strife with Jonathan's work seems fabricated, but trust me, this is one true story, you will get into.
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TITLE INFORMATIONIN PURSUIT OF LOVE, SPIRITUALITY AND HAPPINESSAudhya, GitaiUniverse (196 pp.)$14.95 paperback, $9.99 e-bookISBN: 978-1440139895; July 20, 2009BOOK REVIEWRomance, Hawaiian history and spirituality intertwine in Gita’s first novel.Centered on a couple’s romance and life together, Gita’s book subtly informs readers about Hawaiian history and findingfaith—whatever form it may take. The story begins when Jonathan, a wealthy, big-shot banker for his father’s company,takes a vacation to Hawaii to escape his miserable job and oppressive parents. There he meets Oliana, a full-bloodedHawaiian beauty. The plot development is sudden: Their relationship quickly progresses and they get married before heleaves for the continental U.S. Occasionally, the story tells readers rather than shows; while well written, additionaldetail and buildup could improve the early sections of the book. Even so, the couple’s love and passion is on full display.Oliana teaches her new husband much about Hawaiian history and religion, but after moving to Houston with him, shehas a difficult time adjusting to a ritzy lifestyle; she also feels suppressed by her possessive mother-in-law and coldfather-in-law. Likewise, Jonathan soon becomes consumed by work, and the passion they shared slowly dwindles. WhenOliana returns to her first love—Hawaii—Jonathan searches for and discovers the true meaning of love, happiness andspirituality. Many married readers will be able to relate to Gita’s novel. Despite an engaging story line and awell-rounded supporting cast, the novel could benefit from more description and dialogue to fully flesh out the story line.In covering Hawaiian religion, Christianity and Buddhism, the novel draws attention to spiritual discovery, emphasizingthe age-old adage “money can’t buy happiness.”A refreshing blend of romance, history and religion that entertains as it informs.Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744indie@kirkusreviews.
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