Sunday, February 1, 2015
Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliquéd 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.
I simply love the Quilts of Love series. I have read at least ten of them and have not had a single one I didn't enjoy - so I was terribly upset to see that they are stopping the series at 25!
This book was just as good as every other one in the series. Set on the Big Island and using lots of Hawia'an terms (with a glossary in the back) and offering lush descriptions of the area, you felt like you were right there.
Twists and turns and some surprises I admit I didn't see coming made this a quite enjoyable book.