The Missionares’ Daughter

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Stephen Cline’s literary nugget of historical fiction takes us back to the period between 1837 and 1843 in Hawaii, called by missionaries “the awakening” due to the conversion of some 27,000 indigenous inhabitants to a more work and clothing-friendly worldview.