The Quilts of Love series of books focus on stories of love, loss, hope, faith, tradition and new beginnings. The women in these books all have a life thread to quilting in their family histories. A new book is released every month and features contemporary and historical romance, as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. SewCalGal has been drawn to the endearing characters in this series, touched by their stories, and delighted with each book that I've read.
I recently won a copy of Aloha Rose, by Lisa Carter and I'm delighted to share my honest opinion about this book with you today.
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 shares a heartwarming story about a young woman who visits Hawaii to learn more about her birth family. As a reader you quickly feel the cool Hawaiian breezes and the beauty of the island and people, yet there is more in this book as we follow Laney Carrigan on her quest to understand her Hawaiian heritage. It is a difficult book to set down, as it is a fun and sweet read.
Without giving the story away, I can honestly say I'm looking forward to reading more books by Lisa Carter and any book published in the Quilts of Love Series, published by Abingdon Press.
Lisa Carter also created a YouTube video that does a great job capturing the spirit of this book: