My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Just arrived from USA through BM.
This book is a sequence of several different events, starting from an alternative for polio treatment, kidnapping, World War II, plague disease and a volcano eruption.
A British doctor, Kit Masters is forced to leave his country and have a chance to demonstrate a new treatment for polio disease in the island of Koraloona (Marshall Islands).
He falls in love with Aleena, the princess of the island, who happens to be the daughter of Paul Gauguin while he was living in the South Pacific.
I would say this is a book of adventure and romance rather than historical fiction.
A TV series The Other Side of Paradise (TV 1992) was made based on this book.