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‘Aloha Also Means Goodbye’

(Sand Hill Review Press, 2013)

By Jessica Rosenberg

Jo and Jordan tied the knot five years ago in a mud hut in the middle of Zambia far from all their friends and family. Now they’re in Hawaii for a big wedding-vow renewal ceremony, elaborately planned by Jo’s mother. There’s just one small problem: Something is wrong with the wedding license issued in Africa, and only Jo knows that she wasn’t legally married in Zambia.

Enter her old flame, the man she was running from when she met Jordan. He’s on the island with his two children, both of whom are named after her. Coming face to face with her past just as she’s trying to brave her future forces Jo to make some big decisions. It might even force her to grow up. Luckily she doesn’t have to do any of it on her own – her two best friends are there to hold her hand and help her down the right path. But which path will she choose?

Despite all the upheaval and complications, Jo will eventually walk down the aisle and say “I do” to the man who completes her. But will the wedding be the one Jo’s mother planned? Or will it be something much, much better?

Rosenberg, a Los Altos resident, said she wrote much of “Aloha Also Means Goodbye,” her first novel, at the Starbucks at Rancho Shopping Center.

“Aloha Also Means Goodbye” is available in the Kindle edition on Amazon. It is scheduled to be released in paperback in June.

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