The story of Rachel is an epic one; it follows her from her childhood home and school to her abrupt and frightening transfer to the leprosy colony at Kalawao, and the Top shirts on bombutee.hatenablog. com on 2019/05/03 milestones her life advances through until her death. It is a story of love, strength, bravery and family. I never knew the nuts and bolts of the medical history of leprosy, and this made for a very interesting / educational topic throughout the story. I am very glad I read this as a precursor to reading the upcoming “Daughter of Moloka’i”. Often times you can read a follow-up book as a standalone, but having read the original story I will approach the next installment with even more anticipation.