Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter

Aloha Rose Book Cover Aloha Rose
Quilts of Love
Lisa Carter
Contemporary Romance
Abingdon Press
November 2013
Paperback
240

When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliquéd on a white background—in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage.

Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he’s come to regard as family. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes toward her Hawaiian family. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most—a family.

Reading Level: Adult, Age 15 & Over
Content Awareness: None
Classification: G: Suitable for General Audiences

Aloha Rose

 

I really enjoyed the quilting, Hawaiian facts, romance, and family reunions that were weaved into the story. Plus not to mention the beautiful scenery. –Laura Pol

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"Aloha Rose" is the first Hawaiian book I have read and I have to say that for over majority of the book I enjoyed it!

In the beginning it was hard for me to really "get" the characters. However, as the story continued on the characters fleshed out and I begun to understand them better. I was able to see into their hearts and feel the fear, guilt, loneliness, rejection, and much needed healing that rose to the surface in their actions. I also felt the healing, trust, love, and surrender that did come to these characters as well. How sweet it was to see the true reunion with not only family, but also with their God when they let healing come through their relationship with Him!

The only thing that bothered me was how fast the main characters acted upon the heated attraction between them. I personally like characters to have more interaction with one another as well as get to know each other fairly well before having that first kiss. In "Aloha Rose," I felt that first kiss came way too soon since the characters knew little about each other. It took me a little while to get past that and really dive into the story. It's not that it made the overall story bad or anything; it's just a personal preference to not have the first kiss before the main characters really know each other.

Overall, I really enjoyed the quilting, Hawaiian facts, romance, and family reunions that were weaved into the story! Plus not to mention the beautiful scenery! I would give the overall book a 3.5, but the near ending a 4 star because it was just that amazing! 

*I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts expressed are my own.*

Laura Pol
http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Series: Quilts of Love | Subjects: Hawaii, Heritage, Quilts

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