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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Aloha Rose Reviews!!!

Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter

Book Description:
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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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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My Opinion:
A great read!!!  I've always loved reading and learning about Hawai'i so I REALLY love this book!  The story is great and I loved how everything developed along the way.  There were sometimes that I felt the story and dialogue jumped around a little, and some of the events were a little confusing in the way they were strung together.  But with some back tracking I usually was able to catch up again.  The Hawai'ian language and the descriptions of the landscape were wonderful additions, and I absolutely loved the characters.  I really love this series with the tie ins with the quilts and this specific story plot is such a unique concept overall!  This is a beautiful book that looks into letting go of trust issues and fear so that we can come to rely on God fully.  The journey of healing that unfolds in these pages makes this a great read, and the messages that remind you how God can reach you in wonderful and unique ways are added beautifully.  I learned so much about Hawai'i and it's people!  From their names, to their places, to their traditions.  The information this book holds makes it worth reading, but then with the fabulous story mixed in it takes it to a whole new level!  Dreams are awakened, forgiveness is found, and the true meanings of God's love and 'ohana come to light.

Music, sounds, and songs: "God Is So Good" by John Jones,
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin,
"Solo Whale" by Humpback Whales,
"Asi Se Baila El Tango From Take The Lead" by Jeff Steinberg,
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland,
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole,
"Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin,
and "Island Style" by John Cruz

Mark 3:5


*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it as a member of Litfuse.  This in no way affected my opinion, and the above is my honest and true take away from Aloha Rose. ~ASC


  1. Thanks for hosting Aloha Rose. :) Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you Lisa! :) I REALLY loved all I learned and fell deeper in love with the islands. :) I don't want to give anything away, but I also loved the scene where Kai took Laney and Daniel out diving. ;)

      I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas! :)



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