Monday, November 18, 2013

Review - Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter - Quilts of Love KINDLE FIRE HDX Giveaway & “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party 12/10

My thoughts:
This book is the 2nd book in the "Quilts of Love" series that I have read, and I really enjoyed it!
Each book "stands alone", and each book is written by a different author.

When Laney starts her search for her birth family,  she knew that the quilt in which she was found wrapped as a infant would be helpful in finding them. When she travels to Hawaii to find her birth mother she first meets Kai Barnes, and as she meets the rest of his family she learns more about her Hawaiian heritage. 
Will Laney and Kai learn to like each other? 
You will have to read the book to find out...

 This story is beautifully written with descriptive settings and lots of information about the Hawaiian language and lifestyle. There are twists in the story, which I enjoyed. ( I also liked Laney's Hawaiian Dictionary at the back of the book. )  You can refer to Laney's Dictionary as you are reading the book to learn words in the Hawaiian language.
This is a wonderful romance story about finding love and family.
I give this book 5 stars!

About the book: 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.

** I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.

Buy the book on Amazon 


 More about the book:

You can find Quilts of Love Books on Facebook
Meet the Author Lisa Carter is a member of the ACFW, RWA and several online writers' forums.
She 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.

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!


  1. Mahalo, Melissa for hosting Aloha Rose—and me. Love the photos on the banner of your blog. :)

    1. Thanks Lisa! =) I really enjoyed your book!
      Have a great week!

  2. Great review, Melissa! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Nice review for the book. I'm from Hawaii so the title really captured my attention :)

  4. Surely a wonderful book in deed. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. See you on Wednesday ( early hop this week because of the holiday and a big surprise) ♥


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