The Lunas

The Lunas

Keith R. Rees

Historical Fiction / Young Adult / Science Fiction

The Lunas is a modern tale of the most precious gift in life. On the majestic tropical slopes of the West Maui Mountains, two boarder students at Lahainaluna High School find that no matter what may happen in the chaotic world around them, nothing stops the bonds of true love.In the fall of 2012, The Lahainaluna Lunas attempts a historical and amazing run for their first ever high school state championship in football. During these exciting times, Peter Lane is reluctant to switch schools his senior year. Yet his troubled past makes it inevitable; thus, he becomes a boarder student on the beautiful campus in West Maui. Here he meets his destiny in a lovely, beautiful, and strong-willed student named Kaila. Peter quickly finds his world is turned on end as he is so enchanted with her. And soon he accepts his new environment as his home, realizing his life will never be the same.Set on the majestic tropical slopes of the West Maui mountains, The Lunas follows Peter and Kaila as they experience the rigors of daily life in such a unique and historic place, steeped in rich Hawaiian tradition. This young couple not only discovers the best gift of all; they also realize that nothing can break the bonds of true love.
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Legend Upon the Cane

Legend Upon the Cane

Keith R. Rees

Historical Fiction / Young Adult / Science Fiction

Legend Upon the Cane is the tale of the courageous chief of the Natchitoches Indians and the French explorer, Louis de St. Denis. It follows their adventures in early 18th century Louisiana and culminates in 1714 where together they establish the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches.Legend Upon the Cane is the tale of the courageous chief of the Natchitoches Indians and the French explorer, Louis de St. Denis. Travel along with Chief Natchitos on this legendary and historic adventure as he leads his tribe from the banks of the Sabine River to the lush area of the Cane River, where he meets the French explorers, led by Louis de St. Denis. Then, travel with them to the bayous of South Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain where his tribe must flee to escape a terrible famine. It is a foreign land where they must learn to adapt, but also must learn to live alongside an unfamiliar tribe, the Acolapissa. Soon, they will face the ultimate challenge in an epic battle to win their freedom and bravely escape to their homeland. Upon their historic return in 1714 with the French settlers, they establish the oldest settlement of the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches.
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The Brazilian

The Brazilian

Keith R. Rees

Historical Fiction / Young Adult / Science Fiction

The 1970 World Cup would be an exciting event for all of Brazil. All young Rego Ouliveyra wanted was to watch his favorite player Pele and to witness this historical moment in sports from his humble roots in Brasilia. But unbeknownst to him fate would have other plans as he is entrusted with an incredible secret and is pressed into embarking on an adventure of a lifetime!The Brazilian follows young Rego Ouliveyra, an ordinary college-age teen, growing up in Brasilia. Rego loved to play soccer and was eager to watch his favorite player, Pele, compete in the 1970 World Cup. But his life is thrown into a frenzy when a stranger implores him to go on an incredible journey. The stranger entrusts him with a mysterious leather satchel containing an unknown secret. The journey takes Rego on an adventure of a lifetime through South America and across the Atlantic. He encounters many people along the way, both good and bad, in several wondrous and unique locations. All the while, his own government will stop at nothing to catch him and seize the contents of the satchel for themselves. Explore with him on this exciting journey of discovery and intrigue!
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Shaking the Tree

Shaking the Tree

Keith R. Rees

Historical Fiction / Young Adult / Science Fiction

Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy, Nicholas Havens, who makes a life-long friend in a straight-talking African American laborer named Sooter, while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.Nicholas Havens grew up quickly in rural 1960's Mississippi. By the age of twelve, he could drive a pickup and a cotton picker. Such was life as the son of a second generation cotton farmer. He was charged with doing much hard work but with little direction and parental guidance. That is until he meets Sooter, the straight-talking African-American laborer who worked for the Havens family all his life. Sooter's passion was the small pecan orchard that he maintained and harvested each fall. It is the orchard where Sooter and Nicholas form a lasting friendship in which the old man teaches Nicholas the ways of the orchard, as well as lessons in life. Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy who makes a life-long friend while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.
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