Book Review: Aloha Rose

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About 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.

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Lisa Carter - Aloha Rose Author

Meet the author:

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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What I Thought:

I laughed, I cried, I held my breath and closed my eyes! Just when I thought this was going to be a ho-hum predictable read, the plot twisted and had me surprised!

From the beginning you knew Laney and Kai were destined to run circles around each other. The pull between them was evident. In contrast to their relationship was the strange pull of ‘Ohana (family) for Laney. This new Hawai’ian family of which she was born into but had been separated from all her life was keeping her on her toes and leaving her wondering what was the right path for her life.

I much appreciated “Laney’s Hawai’ian Dictionary” at the end of the book as I was sometimes lost when Hawai’ian words were used. The dictionary gave me a quick reference to check while I was reading.

Aloha Rose initially enticed me because I love quilt based novels, but kept me with interesting characters and a story of the ties that bind.

Find Out What Others Are Saying:

To see what others are saying about this book check out some other reviews here: Quilts of Love: The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose Landing Page

Disclaimer: Disclaimer:I want to thank Lisa Carter and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.

In honor of their new Quilts of Love releases, The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose, authors Vannetta Chapman and Lisa Carter are gearing up to ring in the Christmas season with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th with fellow Quilts of Love author Lynette Sowell!


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
  • Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th. Connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter, and Lynette Sowell, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, Christmas traditions and gifts, PLUS get an exclusive look at January’s Quilts of Love book!

So grab your copies of The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose and join Vannetta, Lisa, and Lynette on the evening of December 10th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on December 10th!

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