A Historical Novel – 2nd Edition

by Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith



ISBN: 0972342052

EAN: 9780972342056

Case Qty: 34, Softcover

276 pages, 6.0” x 9.0” x 0.6”

Published: November 2006

Publisher: Honu Publications

Printed in the USA

In the tradition of Michener,

The Love Remains chronicles the

romance and drama of 19th century

Maui through the life of Kale

Davis, the last ruling Hawaiian

Chiefess of Honokahua, the land

now known as Kapalua Resort.

In 1817, 20 year old Kale Davis

flees a broken marriage, hoping

Honokahua Maui will be her refuge

and a place of belonging. Instead,

this poor fishing and farming

village awarded to Kale’s late

father by Kamehameha the Great,

makes far greater demands–and

offers much sweeter rewards–than

the young chiefess could ever


Torn between her Hawaiian and

Caucasian roots, uncertain about

her abilities and unprepared for

leadership, Kale can offer only her

keen intelligence, deep love for the

land, and solemn oath to rule

righteously. With help from her

five husbands, Kale leads

Honokahua through drought,

famine, epidemics and a time of

frenetic change that threatens to

sweep away a millennia-old


Even as Honokahua and her people

thrive, Kale endures personal

heartbreak and sacrifice, and finds

strength in her God and ancestors

to find spiritual completeness and

enduring love.


Katherine Smith fell in love with

Hawaiian culture and Maui, and

retired to Kapalua Resort in 1993

Formerly a technical writer and marketing manager at Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho Biotech division, she has written ad copy and radio spots for the PGA Senior Tour events, advertising and press releases Maui non-profits, in addition to training manuals and films. and  At the urging of

fellow authors and after much

research, she followed her dream to

tell the story of the last Hawaiians

of Honokahua, Maui, scenic mountains and shores now called Kapalua Resort. Smith continues to research and write entertaining and informative articles about Hawaiian history and the modern practice of Hawaiian culture today.

When studying Hawaiian language, she was encouraged to take a Hawaiian name. Kama’ema’e, “pure one” is a translation of the meaning of Katherine, from the Latin for “pure,” the name her mother was inspired to name her.