“His Heart Captured by a Tongan Beauty” – Polynesia Meets Oakland in Contemporary Romance Novel

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - OAKLAND, Calif. - Jun 28, 2017 - Author Charlotte Lavender Fonua is the daughter of Tongan immigrants who moved to California. Raised in East Oakland, she writes a riveting tale about Oakland’s Polynesian community in her novel His Heart Captured by a Tongan Beauty.

Tonga, formerly known as the Friendly Island, is a Polynesian kingdom consisting of more than 170 South Pacific islands that are filled with white sand beaches, coral reefs, and tropical rainforests. The people hailing from this friendly enclave of islands include biracial policeman Gideon Thompson, who comes to understand and appreciate his Tongan roots when he falls in love with Tilisa Tokelau, a beautiful teacher with a heart as big as the islands.

But the lovers’ relationship is not an easy one. Complications arise when there is an armed robbery, an ex-fiancée shows up, and Tilisa attracts the attention of a drug dealer implicated in a string of killings. Can Gideon keep his woman safe?

Readers unfamiliar with Tongan culture will enjoy learning about Anga Faka Tonga, or what it means to be Tongan.

Watch the video at: https://youtu.be/bVhSDr5VLPI

About the Author: With an AA degree in child development and social science behavior, Charlotte Lavender Fonuais the first of the seven children in her family to earn a college degree. She is currently working toward a bachelor of arts degree. A natural storyteller, her interest in writing sprang from an unlikely source: punitive sessions at school, where she had to repeatedly write on the blackboard, “I will not talk out of turn” and “I will raise my hand before I speak.” The author has worked as a caregiver and teacher, and can identify with children who are being bullied, since she endured similar treatment in her school days. See more of her poems at Poetry.com and her first book, A Tongan Girl’s Trials, at Amazon.com.

“This exciting novel takes a unique look at America’s Tongan community and its culture, effortlessly blending dramatic plot twists and turns. We are thrilled to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

HIS HEART CAPTURED BY A TONGAN BEAUTY (ISBN: 978-1-63135-940-8) is now available for $18 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:

http://sbprabooks.com/CharlotteLavenderFonua or at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@sbpra.net.

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