Monday, November 25, 2013

Aloha Rose Book Review CFBA Blog Tour


 My Review

I wanted to read this book because I thought I could relate to it in a more personal way. I enjoy reading books where the lost child now adult discovers the lost parents or vise versa. This speaks true in my own life and I just met my birth father and family this year. That being said I'm sure my opinions on this book would be different if my own experiences were different. I love the idea of Laney finding out where her family was because of a quilt. I love that she goes to Hawaii to meet them and answer all of her questions. These are all great things that add to the story. I just didn't like how overly dramatic everyone was throughout the book and I didn't enjoy the romance. The book moves quickly in every way and I was disappointed with the characters and the plot. I wish I could say it was great but it simply is not. I'm sure others will enjoy this read, but I can't honestly recommend it. 

"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Aloha Rose
Abingdon Press (November 19, 2013)
Lisa Carter


A word from the author:

I am a wife and mother. My husband and I have two daughters and make our home in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

I am a teacher. With a Master’s degree in history, I have taught at the university, high school and middle school levels. After years of church involvement as a soloist, choir member and worship leader, I also teach music.

I am a writer. Delighted by the rhythm and musicality of words, I have been writing since childhood. In 2001, I won the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Story Writing Contest that re-ignited a lifelong love of writing.

I am on a journey of faith. My ultimate desire through my life and my writing is to proclaim the truth of God’s Word, His redeeming love as seen in the life of Jesus Christ and to help others know for themselves this great, awesome God of all comfort and wisdom. He is enough for every need.


When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliqu├ęd 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Aloha Rose, go HERE.

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