This novel introduces a new three-book series--the Hideaway Series. In each of the three books, the female protagonist comes up against a personal struggle so intense that she needs a place to hide away, someplace to lick her wounds and recover before she can resume her life again, In "Under a Maui Moon," after being frightened by the unwanted attention of one of her psychologist husband Richard's unbalanced patients, and then shocked into anger by Richard's seeming lack of care, Carissa Lathrop receives another blow: her much-loved job as a medical office manager has been terminated. Given the gift of a place to stay for a week in Hawaii, she flees there to sort out what she should do next--in her job, in her marriage, in her life. A whole new set of friends, led by her elderly but energetic host Irene and her neighbor Mano, introduce her to a new style of life, laid-back and filled with joy and possibilities--even, if she chooses to act on them, romantic ones with Irene's sexy but vulnerable son Kai. But is her marriage that far gone? She flirts with the possibilities even as her love and respect for Irene grow--and her concern over the older woman's increasing frailty. She learns that Kai and his friends have skeletons in their own closets--skeletons that would make Kai a poor romantic partner but that increase her respect for him as she sees him faithfully wrestling with the problems in his own life. And yet--can she and Richard find a way to put their lives back together? A surprise trip to Hawaii by Richard--still, after all that's happened, the love of her life--gives them the opportunity to find out, for good or ill.