Saturday, November 16, 2013

Book Review - Aloha Rose


When Laney Carrigan's adoptive parents encourage her as an adult to seek out her birth family, her only clue is the Lokelani quilt in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island, she battles fears of rejection from a family that abandoned her once before while her faith struggles to embrace God's love.

Along the path to her true heritage, she meets Hawaiian cowboy/helicopter pilot, Kai Barnes. Kai is determined to protect the people he's come to regard as family against a woman he suspects of being nothing more than a gold-digger, but he finds himself drawn to Laney in spite of his reservations. He's spent his entire life seeking forgiveness from past mistakes and longs for a second chance at happiness. 

Laney's painstaking journey to find restoration and a place to belong among the breathtaking allure of the Big Island will lead her closer to her past and maybe even something more.

Lisa Carter has been published in MomSense and Christian Parenting Today. Lisa is currently teaching music at a preschool and enjoying the enthusiasm and joy for life for which preschoolers are famous. She and David have two beautiful daughters.

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This is a most enjoyable book! I really like Laney as she is like so many of us - defined by something in our past. I loved seeing her grow and bloom as the book went along. I was very intrigued by the twists and turns in the plot line, too. It's not your typical romance - it has the kind of depth that pulls you in, makes you laugh and even makes you cry. Just a totally enjoyable read!

This is one of the books in the "Quilts of Love" series. Each book stands alone so there is no sense of not knowing what's going on. Each book is a different author and this is the first one I get to review - I'm very excited that I will also be reading and reviewing others!! The quilt in this book is what leads Laney to her past. It's so sweet how the quilt means so much to her and to the family she gets to know.

I also enjoyed all the Hawaiian history and words that the author put in the book. We are seeing and hearing what Laney is learning as she explores the place she came from. I especially loved the sense of family and it's importance the author emphasized. Just really sweet and confirms for Laney what she needed. I was really surprised by some of the twists in the story, which for me, always makes for a fabulous book!

This is a wonderful book - perfect for holiday reading - or for reading anytime. Like me, I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting Aloha Rose—and me—on More of Him, Julie. :)


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