Red Sky Over Hawaii [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

June 9, 2022

Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman

Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman (cover) Image: a young woman in a blue dress stands with her back to the camera overlooking a Volcano landscape....four planes in the sky


Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, WW11, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Love Story

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of an old read. Today, I’m re-sharing a story set in Hawaii during WW11, Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman. She’s one of my auto-buy histfic/women’s fiction authors, and I’ve read each of her five books.

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

WW11 + Hawaii + Saving Neighbors + a Side of Cowboy Romance

The attack on Pearl Harbor during WW11 sets the events in motion. Lana has recently learned of the passing of her father. Even though they were estranged at the time of his death, Lana is saddened by his passing and is left with unanswered questions. As the government begins to arrest her German and Japanese neighbors as suspected sympathizers, she takes two young German girls and a Japanese fisherman and his son to a secret property hidden away in the remote rain forest of Kilauea volcano. Lana struggles to keep her secrets and those in her care safe. Would you save your neighbors in a time of crisis?

Women’s fiction with a WW11 perspective….

Continue here for my full review of Red Sky Over Hawaii…


Have you read Red Sky Over Hawaii or is it on your TBR?
I’m a Sara Ackerman fan and love her histfic/women’s fiction books set in Hawaii around the time of Pearl Harbor. Her other work set in the same time and place: The Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers, The Lieutenant’s Nurse, RadarGirls, and (soon to be released) The Codebreaker’s Secret.


  1. I’d save my neighbors as long as my family was safe first! But that would be difficult!

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