Giveaway for Bachelor Island

Happy Valentines Day!

No, you do not get a bachelor. Silly girl. *grin*

If you would like a chance to win a print copy of Bachelor Island please enter a comment on this post, a wave or a hello will do just fine. To sweeten the pot I’ll add a $10 Amazon gift card. I’ll draw the winner’s name on Tuesday, February 16th and get the book in the mail the next day. If you prefer an eBook that can also be arranged.

The eBook released on February 12, 2016


I have been to Hawaii several times, but I must confess I have never been to the island of Kauai. Oahu many times, and the big island a couple of times. Now that I’ve published this story, I want desperately to go to Kauai. Back in the day (or as my kids say, before the wheel) our trips to Sydney, Australia, had to stop in both Hawaii and Fiji for refueling. I’m talking back around 1973, and we had to declare customs in Hawaii in the middle of the night. I hated those flights, and counting ground time it took almost 24 hours from Sydney to San Francisco, which was my second stop back then.


In fact, 1973 was the year I first arrived in the U.S. and of course Hawaii was my first state. I had two Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations that year. I attended an afternoon party in Sydney, then I got on the plane, and celebrated again in Honolulu the next day with a St. Patty’s Day parade. I’d often break the flight and spend a few days on the beach. Fun times. Now you hop onto a much faster jet in Los Angeles and fly straight through, and all in less than 14 hours. Still a long flight but so, so much easier.

Have you been to Hawaii? Which Island? Did you love it and hunger to return, or is island life not for you? Never visited the islands? Is it on your bucket list?

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7 Responses to Giveaway for Bachelor Island

  1. Ashantay Peters says:

    I haven’t been to Hawaii, but have long wanted to visit. Probably since grade school, when Hawaii was made a state and James Michener’s novel adapted into a movie. Oh, and then there was Gardner McKay in tv’s Adventures in Paradise. Yum. And as long as I’m in the Pacific, I’d love to head over to Australia! Happy Valentine’s Day, Robena!

  2. Sandra Dailey says:

    I’ve never been outside the ’48’, but I’d love to visit Hawaii…and Australia…and New Zealand…and the Bahamas…

    • robena grant says:

      And so you should, Sandy. 🙂 In fact, I’ve only ever seen the inside of airports in NZ when doing stopovers. It’s on my bucket list. Must make that happen soon.

  3. Nikolina says:

    Hello Robena! 🙂
    I have never been to Hawaii, I don’t believe I ever will go there, but who knows… Maybe… 🙂

  4. robena grant says:

    Never say never, Nikolina. 🙂 I hope you make it there some day!

  5. robena grant says:

    The winner is Ashantay! I’ll be in touch by email.