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Distant Echoes

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In the land of aloha and paradise, dark secrets lurk just below the surface.

When a tragic accident downs a tourist boat off the coast of Hawaii, dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is one of the first in the water, risking her own life to try and save others.  She’s enlisted to help the U.S. Navy find out what really happened – utilizing her specially trained dolphins to help

Kaia and Lieutenant Commander Jesse Matthews team up in the investigation – but as they edge closer to the truth about the incident, their own lives are threatened. Will a spirit of grace and forgiveness prevail or will it be overshadowed by the distant echoes of past pain and the imminent danger from a cold-blooded killer?

Set on the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Kauai, this novel provides an intoxicating mix of romance and suspense with the rhythms of island life.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. Kaia's view of herself was tainted because of her mother's desertion. What events in your life have altered your view of yourself? How do you deal with those events? How should you deal with them?

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  3. How did you feel about Jesse's sister leaving her daughter, Heidi, with Jesse? Women today are pulled in many different directions. Have you ever felt you should be able to do it all but had to neglect something important to you?

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  5. Jesse had to deal with a demanding boss who sometimes made stupid decisions, but he obeyed anyway. Why are we told to obey those in authority over us? Why is that sometimes difficult?

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  7. The spirit of aloha in Hawaii is unconditional love. As Christians we are told to show love to others. What does this mean to you?

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  9. Why do you think Bane was so hard on Mano? Was he justified?

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  11. Kaia's grandfather had trouble facing trouble when it came. Humor was his way of coping. How do you cope?

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  13. Kaia couldn't sing, though she had other talents. Do you recognize your talents or do you wish for those you don't have?

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  15. Sometimes we can think longingly of past loves, like Duncan did of Jillian, and it can affect how we interact with the people in our lives today. What past were/are hard for you to let go of? What benefit is there in focusing on the present?

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  17. The Pele group was trying to get the government to address past grievances. We humans often find it impossible to let go of past hurts. Is there something in your past that you find hard to put behind you?

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  19. Faye agreed to care for Heidi even though she feared it would be too much for her. Do you have trouble saying no or do you fear saying yes to something that you think God would have you do? How do you find that balance?

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  21. Kaia was terrified of spiders. The Bible says we are not to have a spirit of fear but of power and a sound mind (II Tim 1:7). What fears do you have? What are you doing to overcome them?

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  23. Kaia was violently opposed to the idea of looking for her mother when Bane suggested it. What do you think her primary reaction really was at the beginning?

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  25. Jesse was accused of something he didn't do. Has that ever happened to you? What did you do? What should we do?

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  27. Jesse blamed himself for his wife's death, and he actually was to blame for taking his attention from the road while driving. Have you ever done something that harmed someone else, even if it was unintentional? If you had feelings of guilt, how did you learn to forgive yourself?

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  29. Kaia was determined not to forgive her mother. What finally convinced her to forgive and allow the healing to come?

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Distant Echoes, Colleen Coble

Details

In the land of aloha and paradise, dark secrets lurk just below the surface.

When a tragic accident downs a tourist boat off the coast of Hawaii, dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is one of the first in the water, risking her own life to try and save others.  She’s enlisted to help the U.S. Navy find out what really happened – utilizing her specially trained dolphins to help

Kaia and Lieutenant Commander Jesse Matthews team up in the investigation – but as they edge closer to the truth about the incident, their own lives are threatened. Will a spirit of grace and forgiveness prevail or will it be overshadowed by the distant echoes of past pain and the imminent danger from a cold-blooded killer?

Set on the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Kauai, this novel provides an intoxicating mix of romance and suspense with the rhythms of island life.

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Series Aloha Reef Series
Publication Date May 31, 2005
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 0785260420
ISBN-13 9780785260424
Height 8.4"
Width 5.4"