Abby: Trouble in Tahiti by Pamela Walls (Published by Tyndale Kids, April 4, 2002)
This is the seventh book in the South Seas Adventures series. This series is about the adventures of Abby Kendall, a young teenage girl, and her family and friends as they travel the South Seas in the late 1840s.
Fourteen-year-old Abby Kendall and her family and friends have sailed to the beautiful island nation of Tahiti. They plan to trade there, but they've also made the trip for a special event: Uncle Samuel's wedding to Lani, a beautiful half-Hawaiian woman who has traveled with them for several months. But while exploring the royal palace with one of their new Tahitian friends, Abby and Luke discover that Jean-Paul, a French artist, is being held captive. Jean-Paul is being forced to paint portraits for the Queen's evil cousin, Chief Ono. They also discover hints of a possible conspiracy against the Queen. While trying to help Jean-Paul, Abby herself is taken captive. As she tries to discover what is going on in the palace, Luke and the others must come up with a plan to rescue her.
Trouble in Tahiti is another great book from the South Seas Adventures series. As always, it was very enjoyable to read about Abby, her family and friends, and the new people they meet during their travels. I loved the exotic and unique setting of Tahiti, and the story was a real page-turner. Readers who have read the previous Abby adventures won't want to miss out on this book.