Bubbles, Brunch and Bound in Roses

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Mu‘umu‘u Month, we are excited to join in on the fun with our very first mu‘u event at Hulihe‘e!

Wear your favorite mu‘u for a morning at Hulihe‘e celebrating all things feminine and supporting the preservation of the palace. We’ll have bubbles, brunch bites, and books for your enjoyment, as well as a chance to show off your finest Hawaiian fashion.

A special mu‘u exhibit to honor Faye Daniel, former Regent of the Daughters of Hawai‘i, founder of Wilhelmina’s Tea, community icon, and inspiration for award winning author, Katherine Kayne’s newest novel. We lost Faye in 2019 but her legacy of service and style live on. Kayne will do a reading from Bound in Roses, her novel released earlier this month.

Join us on Saturday, January 27th at Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona!

10:15 AM Gates Open

10:30 AM Welcome & Opening

11:00 AM Bound in Roses Reading & Signing with Author Katherine Kayne

12:00 PM Mu‘u Contest

12:30 PM Gates Close

Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of Hulihe‘e Palace for generations to come.

Bound in Roses Book Reading & Signing with Author Katherine Kayne

A red-hot Hawaiian romance blooms for a buttoned-up botanist who must learn to let go and embrace the ancient voice within her.

Award winning author, Katherine Kayne will be on hand to sign her latest book, Bound in Roses as well as her first novel about pā‘ū riding, Bound in Flame. Both books have events set on Hawai‘i island. Here’s what the critics have to say about Kayne’s writing:

“A rip-roaring, smart, and vivid romantic adventure with a truly dynamic and memorable heroine, an exceptionally appealing Hawaiian setting and a wildly unusual premise. Kayne’s imaginative landscape will cast a spell on readers.”

All proceeds from book sales at the fundraiser will directly to support the historic preservation of the Palace.

Meet the Author

Katherine Kayne writes deeply romantic historical fantasy set in old Hawai‘i. Her critically acclaimed debut novel BOUND IN FLAME delivers myth, magic and all the sparks promised by the title. The next installment in her Hawaiian Ladies’ Riding Society series, BOUND IN ROSES, was released just this month, January 2024.

Kayne’s novels are filled with horses and history and happily ever after… and heroes strong enough to follow their heroine’s lead. She spends a part of each year on Hawai‘i Island immersing herself in Hawai‘i’s past. Katherine created the world of the Hawaiian Ladies Riding Society to celebrate and tell the stories of the fearless horsewomen of the islands’ ranches. Because who doesn’t love a suffragist on horseback? With a bullwhip? Wearing flowers? If you come along for the ride, be prepared for almost anything to happen. Katherine Kayne can promise you fiery kisses, charming cowboys, women who ride like the rainbow to save the day, and that rarest of beasts-handsome men who like to dance.