Instead of the traditional book store tour, a new novel travels the internet on a blog tour. Luminis Books solicited twelve bloggers for reviews and the word of mouth is terrific. Responses came from Florida to Illinois to California, and from as far away as South Africa, Australia and Korea. Here are some samples.
“From the opening sentences, this novel captured my undivided, rapt attention. ALOHA, MOZART deserves to be praised, to become a bestseller, and I firmly believe it would translate into a totally engrossing film, as well. It is a beautiful literary pearl, one of those rare finds that will be treasured and re-read many times over. It’s not only for opera or classical music connoisseurs, but for anyone who can understand what a true artist must undergo in order to attain the heights of their art, while holding on to their integrity.
~A Night’s Dream of Books blog
“This is a fantastic debut novel with rich culture, the elite of art and music, deep and extremely diverse character backed up by solid story telling. I’d like to have this one on my book shelf. Congratulations, Waimea.”
~ Fabulousity Reads blog
“The generous lyricism and insight offered in this text make the language my favorite aspect of the novel. Readers with some familiarity with Hawaiian vocabulary will enjoy additional meaning from the text (even the multiple meanings embedded in the title), but it is not necessary to the enjoyment of the book. Phenomenal! I am a lifelong fan of the author.
~Jelly Side Up blog
“This book was wonderful. Williams transports you to the beautiful worlds and makes you feel like you are going through Malie’s journey right along side her. It’s a brilliant book and I can’t wait to read more from Williams.” ~The Great Perhapsless blog
“This book definitely made me think about how some people have to work really hard to reach their goals, and how they never give up. I also liked the end. At first I was surprised at Maile’s decision, however the very last line made me feel better! I am giving this book a 4/5.”
~ Deal Sharing Aunt blog
“This book was wonderful. Williams transports you to the beautiful worlds and makes you feel like you are going through Malie’s journey right along side her. It’s a brilliant book and I can’t wait to read more from Williams.”
~The Great Perhapsless blog