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Review: Kristoffer Polaha and Anna Gomez deliver in their book ‘Where the Sun Rises’

Acclaimed actor Kristopher Polaha and bestselling author Anna Gomez delight on their book “Where the Sun Rises (From Kona With Love).”

Kristoffer Polaha
Kristoffer Polaha. Photo Courtesy of Allister Foster
Kristoffer Polaha. Photo Courtesy of Allister Foster

Acclaimed actor Kristoffer Polaha and bestselling author Anna Gomez delight on their book “Where the Sun Rises (From Kona With Love).”

Polaha is known for his work in Hallmark movies, as well as “Life Unexpected” on The CW. Anna Gomez is a hopeless romantic who writes about real life, flawed characters, and the saving grace of unconditional love. She is a partner and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)) of one of the world’s largest global advertising agencies.

This book on multicultural romance is set in Hawaii. It features protagonists Maele Moana and Adam Yates, and it tells their love story as they face adversity. The verbiage is quite eloquent (where at times, it even comes across as poetic), and it makes the reader feel alive.

These star-crossed lovers are able to take their readers on a literary journey to the “Garden Island” as they pursue their goals and chase their dreams together.

It deserves to be enjoyed for it beauty, honesty, and authenticity. It is a substantial induction that true love does conquer all, and it underscores the significance of keeping promises, and overcoming any obstacles that life throws your way.

Most importantly, it’s a masterclass on sincere emotion, where the main characters tackle internal and external conflicts, as they embark on a journey of self-discovery. The pacing is steady and consistent, and the syntax is impressive.

The Verdict

Overall, “Where the Sun Rises” by Kristoffer Polaha and Anna Gomez is an uplifting and heartwarming book that showcases the transformative power of love. It is very timely and relevant in this day and age, and something that many people can benefit from reading.

It highlights such concepts as hope, family, love, acceptance, diligence, hard work, loss, faith and redemption; moreover, it can easily be read in a sitting or two.

This book has an empowering message of perseverance, which is an inspiration to us all. It is worth checking out, and it garners two giant thumbs up.

“Where the Sun Rises (From Kona With Love)” is available on Amazon by clicking here.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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