About the book: When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawai’ian quilt -- a red rose snowflake appliqué 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 loves. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most -- a family.
My thoughts: I loved the characters in this book, especially Kai and Laney. Despite their attraction to each other, they both find it difficult to commit due to abandonments in their past. Laney had been given up for adoption by her birth mother, which left her feeling unloved and unwanted despite having wonderful adoptive parents. And Kai, as a child, had witnessed the murder of his mother by his father, and ended up in the foster care system before being taken in by his permanent family. Their insecurities were very realistic and believable, and I was rooting for them to find peace with their pasts and learn to accept love. The depth of these characters takes this book beyond a simple romance to an exploration of personal identity, family dynamics, and overcoming trauma. I highly recommend Aloha Rose, by Lisa Carter.
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IT’S A FACEBOOK PARTY!
I posted about this previously, but I wanted to remind you of this fun event again:
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
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes, but all opinions are 100% my own.