Saturday, November 16, 2013

Aloha Rose-Lisa Carter

Aloha Rose

Lisa Carter

Abington, Nov 19 2013, $12.99

ISBN: 9781426752735

Laney Carrigan searches for her biological family with her only clue being her baby wrap red rose snowflake on a white Hawaiian quilt with the words “Aloha, Rose”. On the islands, Laney meets Kai Barnes. His animosity shakes up Laney though she wonders why he despises her.

On his own quest Kai stonewalls Laney’s search because he believes she is a gold-digger and will hurt his cherished foster family that she claims as hers. To their chagrin as their relationship turns increasingly hostile Kai and Laney are also attracted to each other. As they fall in love, each needs to believe the other is a good caring person and not a miscreant, but in spite of their respective heart’s messaging, neither trusts the other.

The latest Quilts of Love inspirational (see The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman, Raw Edges by Sandra D. Bricker and Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie Calhoun) is a gripping family drama. The wonderful battling protagonists each have a personal mission brought alive by the picturesque locales and deft use of the Hawaiian language. Character-driven, readers will appreciate this entry as Laney and fans learn another meaning of Aloha.

Harriet Klausner

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